Monthly Archives: July 2017

On This Day July 21 in Rock & Roll History

On this day July 21, 1968 on a live national British TV show called “Dee Time,” Jane Asher dumps boyfriend Paul McCartney by saying “It’s finished.” McCartney is watching the show at a friend’s house. He is shocked. Among the … Continue reading

July 20, 2017 Record of the Day

The success of the Marlon Brando film “The Wild Ones” inspired a number of copy-cat motorcycle gang/hot rod movies such as the 1957 release “Hot Rod Rumble.” The plot was of no importance. It was the drag-strip girls, the fast … Continue reading

July 19, 2017 Record of the Day

The first solo album by a member of the Beach Boys came in 1977 with the release of “Pacific Blue Ocean” by Dennis Wilson. Sales are estimated at around 300,000 copies. A second album called “Bambu” was never completed as … Continue reading

July 18, 2017 Records of the Day

Herb Alpert is a giant in the music industry with 28 Billboard charted albums including 5 that reached #1. Among his most famous is the album “Whipped Cream & Other Delights.” The cover is one of the best known in … Continue reading

July 17, 2017 Record of the Day

The Andantes was among the least known girl-groups from Motown. They sang back-up for such Motown stars as the Temptations, the Four Tops, and Marvin Gaye. Andantes member, Marlen Barrow, even filled in for Florence Ballard in many Supremes concerts. … Continue reading

July 16, 2017 Records of the Day

David Clayton-Thomas is best known as the lead singer for the Rock band Blood, Sweat & Tears with such hits as “You’ve Made Me So Very Happy,” “And When I Die,” and “Spinning Wheel.” Their 1969 “Blood, Sweat & Tears” … Continue reading

July 15, 2017 Record of the Day

Albums featuring various songs by various recording artists can be quite valuable. In 1956 Aladdin records released “Party After Hours,” a 10-inch album featuring Wynonie Harris, Amos Milburn, Velma Nelson, and Crown Prince Waterford. A black vinyl copy is worth … Continue reading

On This Day July 14th in Rock & Roll History

On this day July 14, 1989 Judge Judy, then on the New York Family Court, orders Tom Jones to pay child support to Katherine Berkerly. His 1965 album “It’s Not Unusual” on Parrot Records could help him recoup some payments. … Continue reading

July 13, 2017 Records of the Day

Without a doubt, Northern Soul is among the most collectible genres of vinyl records. Those obscure Soul records from the 1960’s and 1970’s continue to fetch big bucks. In 1976 Look-Out Records released the 45 “She’s Gone” by the Hamilton … Continue reading

July 12, 2017 Records of the Day

Rolling Stone lists “My Generation” by the Who at #11 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. The song is an anthem for the break from Peter Townsend’s stodgier elders and a claim on his own … Continue reading