Monthly Archives: September 2017

September 30, 2017 Records of the Day

There were a lot of novelty records about the Beatles in the 1960’s. Among them was a song called “We Love You Beatles” by the Carefrees. The song was based on the “Bye Bye Birdie” song “We Love You Conrad” … Continue reading

On This Day September 29th in Rock & Roll History

On this day September 29, 1958 the song on top of the charts is one written by a Nobel Peace Prize winner and former Vice President of the United States under Calvin Coolidge. His name is Charles Dawes. His composition … Continue reading

September 28, 2017 Record of the Day

John D Loudermilk wrote some of the biggest hits of the early Rock N Roll era. His first, “A Rose and a Baby Ruth” was the first big hit for George Hamilton IV. Loudermilk also wrote “Ebony Eyes” for the … Continue reading

September 27, 2017 Record of the Day

Due to riots and fights at their European concerts, the Kinks were not at first welcomed in the U.S. The title of their 1966 album “The Kink Kontroversy” refers to the problems they were experiencing. Fronted by brothers Dave and … Continue reading

September 26, 2017 Record of the Day

Danny and the Juniors topped the charts in 1957 with “At The Hop,” one of the best known hits of the early Rock N Roll era. They followed up in 1958 with another Rock N Roll anthem, “Rock and Roll … Continue reading

September 25, 2017 Record of the Day

Mariah Carey first hit gold in 1990 with 4 consecutive #1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100. With a five octave vocal range, she has sold over 65 million records. With five Grammies, she was the best-selling recording artist of … Continue reading

September 24, 2017 Records of the Day

Bill Anderson is one of the most successful and prolific songwriters in the history of Country music. Known as Whisperin’ Bill because of his singing style, he had seven # 1 hits on the Country charts and in 1963 went … Continue reading

September 23, 2017 Records of the Day

Otis Williams and the Charms was one of the most popular of the Doo Wops groups of the 1950’s. They scored their biggest hit in 1954 with the million-seller “Hearts of Stone,” which is now worth up to $100. More … Continue reading

On This Day September 22nd in Rock & Roll History

On this day September 22, 1958 Private Elvis Presley along with the 3rd armored division sails for Germany. RCA released an EP for the occasion called “Elvis Sails.” It contains no music, just interviews of the young and future king … Continue reading

September 21, 2017 Records of the Day

Long after the glory days of the Doo Wop era and well into the British Invasion, a Doo Wop group from Cincinnati, the Casinos, charted at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1967 with “Then You Can Tell Me … Continue reading