Monthly Archives: July 2017

July 31, 2017 Records of the Day

In 1967 Strawberry Alarm Clock hit # 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Incense and Peppermint.” It stayed on the charts for 4 months. The band went through continuous changes in sound and personnel and in 1971 they released … Continue reading

July 30, 2017 Record of the Day

“Let It Be” is the final studio album released by the Beatles. The title single was released on Apple records in 1969 featuring Paul McCartney singing lead and playing bass and the maracas. He had written the song in memory … Continue reading

July 29, 2017 Record of the Day

Fans of the TV western “Rawhide” know Sheb Wooley as Pete Nolan who starred along with Clint Eastwood and Eric Fleming. Eastwood also gave Sheb Wooley a roll in his 1976 movie “The Outlaw Josey Wales.” But the Rock N … Continue reading

On This Day July 28 in Rock & Roll History

          On this day July 28, 1956 Capitol records’ version of Elvis Presley makes his first appearance on national TV on the Perry Como Show. His name is Gene Vincent. He sings “Be-Bop-A-Lula.” The flip side … Continue reading

July 27, 2017 Record of the Day

In the early days of Motown the company wanted to promote 12-year-old Stevie Wonder as the next Ray Charles. His first single was “I Call It Pretty Music but the Old People Call It the Blues.” The record isn’t a … Continue reading

July 26, 2017 Records of the Day

When it comes to the blues you won’t have them if you find some of those old Blues 78s. In 1930 Columbia records released “Big Rock Jail” by Barefoot Bill. A copy is now worth up to $2,000.00. In 1928 … Continue reading

July 25, 2017 Records of the Day

The Beach Boys’ only EP “Four by the Beach Boys” was released in 1966 on Capitol records. In 1964 Capitol released the EP “Four by the Beatles.” In this battle of the Beatles vs. the Beach Boys who wins when … Continue reading

July 24, 2017 Record of the Day

Without a doubt Chubby Checker is the king of the Twist. But that dance craze is also associated with the Mavelettes and “Twistin’ Postman,” with Gary U.S. Bonds and the “Dear Lady Twist,” and with Joey Dee and the Starliters … Continue reading

July 23, 2017 Records of the Day

Tony Bennett is truly a legend who had his first hit in 1951 with “Because of You” followed by “Rags to Riches.” In 1962 he recorded the song that became his signature song, “I Left My Heart in San Francisco.” … Continue reading

July 22, 2017 Records of the Day

In 1969 the Winstons hit big with the top-10 smash “Color Him Father.” The song is about a young boy honoring the man “with the big wide grin” who took in and married a widow with 7 children. The single, … Continue reading