Monthly Archives: May 2017

May 31, 2017 Records of the Day

Herman’s Hermits brought the song “Silhouettes” to # 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1965. But it’s the hit version by the Rays that lives in Rock N Roll history. In 1957 the Rays hit # 3 on the … Continue reading

May 30, 2017 Record of the Day

Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs were hot in the mid-1960s with hits like “Li’l Red Riding Hood” and “Ju Ju Hand.” But it’s the multi-million seller “Wooly Bully” that solidified their place in Rock N Roll history. “Wooly Bully” … Continue reading

May 29, 2017 Records of the Day

The Barbarians was a 1960s band who is best known for their only hit of “Are You a Boy or Are You a Girl,” now worth up to $30.00. They are also known for their drummer, Victor Moulton, whose nickname … Continue reading

May 28, 2017 Records of the Day

Jack Scott, born in Ontario, was one of the most prolific song-writers and hit-makers of the late 1950s and early 1960s, but he is not yet in the Rock N Roll Hall of fame where he definitely belongs. His first … Continue reading

May 27, 2017 Record of the Day

The Beach Boys are proprietors of numerous hits Like “Surfin U.S.A.,” “Surfer Girl,” “Fun Fun Fun,” “Help Me Rhonda,” and “Good Vibrations,” all of which are worth money. But it’s one of their lesser-known 45s that we feature today.  “Cool … Continue reading

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

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