Monthly Archives: May 2017

On This Day May 26 in Rock & Roll History

On this day May 26 in 1973 Deep Purple’s “Smoke on the Water” is released. The song is based on the true story of how someone had fired a gun into the ceiling of the casino at Montreux, Switzerland during … Continue reading

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May 25, 2017 Records of the Day

Linda Scott from Queens, NY hit the charts twelve times in the 1960s. Her first hit was her biggest. “I’ve Told Every Little Star” was written by Oscar Hammerstein and Jerome Kern way back in 1932.  Her big hit is … Continue reading

May 24, 2017 Record of the Day

    “Introducing the Beatles” was released on Vee Jay records in 1963. It is one of the most difficult albums to appraise as there are 15 variations of the originals, ranging in value from up to $350 to $20,000.00, and … Continue reading

May 23, 2017 Records of the Day

One of the best known and popular Doo Wop songs is “Get a Job” by the Silhouettes. The group made several appearances on American Bandstand as their smash hit reached #1 on Billboard. The original 78 rpm version on Junior … Continue reading

May 22, 2017 Record of the Day

The B-52’s took their name from the bouffant hairdos worn by female members, Cindy Wilson and Kate Pierson. In 1977 they did their first public appearance at a Valentine’s Day party. They were an instant hit. In 1978 they released … Continue reading

May 21, 2017 Record of the Day

“Bookends” was the fourth studio album from Simon and Garfunkel. Released in 1968 on Columbia records, “Bookends” quickly reach #1 on the Billboard album chart. The biggest hit single from the album is “Mrs. Robinson,” which reached #1 on the … Continue reading

May 20, 2017 Records of the Day

Jimmy Jones wrote his first hit “Handy Man” in 1955. In 1960, with a little help from songwriter Otis Blackwell who wrote hits for Elvis Presley, the song hit # 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. But Jimmy Jones would … Continue reading

On This Day May 19th in Rock & Roll History

On this day May 19, 1960 a true classic is recorded. The song writer, Doc Pomus, wrote this hit at his wedding reception. Confined to a wheelchair and crutches, due to polio, he can’t dance with his bride but he … Continue reading

May 18, 2017 Records of the Day

Scatman Crothers was a multi-talented performer as an actor and musician. He also did voice-overs for cartoon characters in “Hong Kong Phooey” and “The Aristocats.” Scatman appeared in classic films like “One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and “The Shining.” … Continue reading