Monthly Archives: September 2017

September 20, 2017 Record of the Day

Roger Moore first caught the attention of the public on the TV series “Ivanhoe” and “Maverick” where he starred as Cousin Beau alongside James Garner as Bret and Jack Kelly as Bart Maverick. And before becoming one of the favorite … Continue reading

September 19, 2017 Records of the Day

One of the lead singers for the Drifters was Ben E. King whose solo career is just as noteworthy. His top-10 hit “Stand By Me” in 1961 became a hit again in 1986 when it was used in the Stephen … Continue reading

September 18, 2017 Records of the Day

“See You Later, Alligator” is a song and saying made most famous by Bill Haley & His Comets. Released on Decca records in 1955, it would be Haley’s last million-seller and is worth up to $50.00 today. In 1959 the … Continue reading

September 17, 2017 Record of the Day

The first hit for Ray Charles came in 1955 with “I’ve Got a Woman.” Reportedly, Ray was listening to a Gospel song on the radio and felt the pace would be good for a Rhythm and Blues song. Many consider “I’ve … Continue reading

September 16, 2017 Records of the Day

Along with Surf music in the 60,s, the airwaves were filled with songs about hot rods and racing. Among the most famous was “Dead Man’s Curve” by Jan and Dean in 1964. Just two years later, Jan almost died in … Continue reading

On this day September 15th in Rock & Roll History

On this day September 15,1962 the song at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 was inspired by Jackie Kennedy, then first lady of the United States. But before release, the title is changed from “Jackie” to “Terry.” But that’s … Continue reading

September 14, 2017 Record of the Day

One-hit wonders, the Danleers, hit #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1958 with the Doo Wop classic “One Summer Night.” It was their manager Danny Webb who came up with their name, simply naming them after himself. The original … Continue reading

September 13, 2017 Record of the Day

Dean Martin made the character of Matt Helm famous in the 1960’s in films such as “Murderer’s Row,” one in a series of four Matt Helm films.  Spoofs of James Bond movies, the Matt Helm films were filled with jokes … Continue reading

September 12, 2017 Records of the Day

Johnny Cash’s first attempt to impress Sun Records’ owner Sam Phillips was “Hey Porter,” but the legendary man who discovered Elvis put thumbs down on Johnny’s first try. Cash went home and wrote “Cry, Cry, Cry.” That did the trick. … Continue reading

September 11, 2017 Records of the Day

Between 1957 and 1973, Ricky Nelson placed 53 singles on the Billboard Hot 100. Among those hits is “Poor Little Fool,” which is the first song by any recording artist to reach #1 on the newly created “Billboard Hot 100.” … Continue reading