Monthly Archives: August 2017

August 31, 2017 Record of the Day

Shelly Fabares and Paul Petersen played sister and brother on the Donna Reed Show. Each also had recording careers. His biggest hit came in 1962 with “My Dad (Now Here is a Man).” Her biggest hit came the same year … Continue reading

August 30, 2017 Record of the Day

Jimmy Buffett is best known for his music portraying an easy-living lifestyle. His fans are known as Parrot Heads and are as devoted as any fans could be. His biggest hits include “Come Monday” and “Margaritaville.” He also owns two … Continue reading

August 29, 2017 Record of the Day

Talk about a marketing scheme! When Dunhill records was churning out hits with the Mamas and Papas like “Monday Monday” and “California Dreamin’,” they hit upon the idea of trying to capitalize on their stars with a group called the … Continue reading

August 28, 2017 Records of the Day

Jan and Dean was one of the most popular duos of the late 50s and throughout the 60s. They are best known for their hits on Liberty records such as “Surf City,” which reached # 1 on the Billboard Hot … Continue reading

August 27, 2017 Record of the Day

Charles Brown was a Blues artist best known for hits like “Merry Christmas Baby” and “Driftin Blues.” Among those naming him as being an influence on them were Ray Charles, Ivory Joe Hunter, and Percy Mayfield. Brown’s million-seller “Please Come … Continue reading

August 26, 2017 Record of the Day

When it comes to singing cowboys, there was none more successful than Gene Autry. With 93 movies under his belt, he also starred in a long-running TV show. And he owned radio and TV stations and was a long-time owner … Continue reading

On This Day August 25th in Rock & Roll History

On this day August 25, 1979 the song at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 takes lead singer Doug Fieger only 15 minutes to write. It becomes the number one record of the year thanks to the inspiration of … Continue reading

August 24, 2017 Records of the Day

“Earth to Major Tom.” David Bowie records can be very collectible. Bowie has been a major part of Rock history since the release of “Space Oddity” in 1969. His debut album “David Bowie,” released on Deram records in 1967, is … Continue reading

August 23, 2017 Record of the Day

Here’s a trivia question. Who was the first white solo artist to record for Motown? That would be Debbie Dean. She was signed by Motown founder Barry Gordy in the early 1960s. Her first single was “Don’t Let Him Shop … Continue reading

August 22, 2017 Records of the Day

In 1961 Gary U.S. Bonds hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Quarter To Three.” Reportedly, Gary and his band were celebrating their first hit “New Orleans” when someone turned on a tape recorder and captured live the band … Continue reading