Monthly Archives: August 2017

August 21, 2017 Record of the Day

Bob Crane began his career in 1956 as a Dee Jay on a Los Angeles radio station. In 1961 he started doing bit parts on TV. It was Donna Reed who first recognized his acting potential and he was given … Continue reading

August 20, 2017 Records of the Day

Big Brother and the Holding Company were spawned in the psychedelic era, and when they latched on to Janis Joplin who was choosing to join them or the 13thFloor Elevators they would become a part of the legend and history … Continue reading

August 19, 2017 Record of the Day

“Rock That Beat” might be one of the most unusual albums of all time. Released in 1958, it consists of famous Jazz musicians playing Rock N Roll. These Jazz greats, playing with Boots Brown and his Blockbusters and Dan Drew … Continue reading

On This Day August 18th in Rock & Roll History

On this day August 18, 1963 the song that everyone is singing across the U.S.A is by a 21-year-old who is lucky that Bobby Darin recommends him to be given this classic song. The new kid could not say thanks … Continue reading

August 17, 2017 Records of the Day

In 1961 Mattel released a three-record set called “Barbie Sings” featuring Charlotte Austin as Barbie and Bill Cunningham as Ken. Titles include “My First Date,” “Recipe for Instant Love,” and “Nobody Taught Me.” Individual records are worth up to $20.00 … Continue reading

On This Day August 16 in Rock & Roll History

On this day April 16, 1977 in Rock and Roll history the world is shocked by the death of a king. It was 40 years ago today that those of us who were old enough to remember felt the cringe … Continue reading

August 15, 2017 Records of the Day

Those obscure Soul records issued in the U.S. in the 60s and 70s are heavily coveted by record collectors. Known as “Northern Soul,” these singles command big money. In 1966 Old Town records released “Left Out” by Jesse Johnson. An … Continue reading

August 14, 2017 Records of the Day

Who was your favorite Beatle? Based on the number of records referring to him at the beginnings of the British Invasion it was Ringo. In 1964 Decca records released “Ringo for President” by the Young World Singers. A copy can … Continue reading

August 13, 2017 Records of the Day

In 1964 Tommy Tucker hit # 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Hi-Heel Sneakers.” It has become a Blues standard with versions by over a thousand recording artists including the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and Elvis Presley. Tommy Tucker’s … Continue reading

August 12, 2017 Records of the Day

      Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen went top 10 in 1972 with “Hot Rod Lincoln” and the unforgettable lyrics “You’re gonna’ drive me to drinkin’ if you don’t quit drivin’ that Hot Rod Lincoln.” However, the … Continue reading