Monthly Archives: June 2017

On This Day June 23rd in Rock & Roll History

On this day June 23, 1972 Smokey Robinson appears in concert for the last time with his group, the Miracles with whom he has 27 top-40 hits. Their 1961 single, “Broken Hearted,” is now worth up to $200.00 with picture … Continue reading

June 22, 2017 Records of the Day

Sarah Vaughan’s career took off in 1943 when the Apollo Theater asked her to be the opening act for the legendary Ella Fitzgerald. It was Dave Garroway, one of the early hosts of the “Today” show that gave her the … Continue reading

June 21, 2017 Records of the Day

The most successful album for Van Halen is “1984.” The single “Jump” from the album is Van Halen’s only # 1 hit. With over 12 million copies sold, the value for “1984” is no more than $10.00 but “Jump” was … Continue reading

June 20, 2017 Records of the Day

Rolling Stone magazine includes “For Your Precious Love” by Jerry Butler and the Impressions on its list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. First issued in 1958, the value all depends on the record label. On Abner or … Continue reading

June 19, 2017 Records of the Day

In 2010, as part of what has become known as Record Store Day, Universal/Island records released a 12 inch EP by U2 called “Wide Awake in Europe.” The record includes “Mercy,” “Moment of Surrender,” and “I’ll Go Crazy If I … Continue reading

June 18, 2017 Records of the Day

The Contours is a group who had the same hit on the Billboard Hot 100 in two different years. In 1962, recording for Motown’s Gordy record label, they reached #3 with “Do You Love Me.” That 45 is now worth … Continue reading

June 17, 2017 Records of the Day

Conway Twitty had two successful careers, the first in Rock N Roll and then Country. His first giant hit came in 1958 with “Its Only Make Believe.” It was #1 in the U.S. and #1 in twenty one other countries. … Continue reading

On This Day June 16th in Rock & Roll History

On this day June 16, 1967 the first Monterey Pop Festival begins with numerous rock legends like Jefferson Airplane and the Mamas and Papas. Papa John Phillips would later write a song inspired by this legendary concert. It wouldn’t be … Continue reading

June 15, 2017 Record of the Day

Patsy Cline was as important to Country music as any female star in history. Her career all began with a song she didn’t want to record, “Walkin’ After Midnight.” The tune was originally offered to Kay Starr who was one … Continue reading

June 14, 2017 Records of the Day

“Surfin’ Bird” by the Trashmen, despite the refusal of many radio stations to play it, climbed all the way to #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1963. It’s one of those songs you either love or hate. Released on … Continue reading