Monthly Archives: October 2017

What are your records worth? Where are the buyers? Here are the best ways to know!

“Mighty John’s Record Appraisal Guide” on CD ($24.95) lists the most up-to-date, detailed values for over ONE MILLION records by over 65,000 recording artists, all alphabetized by recording artist. It covers all Rock N Roll, Doo Wop, Rockabilly, Surf Music, … Continue reading

October 23, 2017 Records of the Day

In 1959 Keen records released “Hit Kit,” the 4th album by Sam Cooke. It contained many of Cooke’s early hits including “Only Sixteen,” “You Send Me,” and “Everybody Loves to Cha Cha Cha.” That 78 rpm single is worth up to … Continue reading

October 22, 2017 Record of the Day

Following the success of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” in 1937, Walt Disney followed up in 1940 with “Pinocchio,” the puppet who wanted to become a real boy. Twelve-year old actor Dickie Jones, who had success in “Mr. Smith … Continue reading

October 21, 2017 Records of the Day

“Stand by Me” is a song recorded by over 400 recording artists. The biggest hit was by Ben E. King, reaching #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1961. John Lennon brought it to the top-20 in 1975. But who … Continue reading

On This Day October 20th in Rock & Roll History

On this day October 20, 1997 Henry Vestine, guitarist for Canned Heat, dies from heart failure. He is 52. Their best known hit is “Going Up the Country.” Released in 1968 on Liberty Records, it’s now worth up to $20.00. … Continue reading

October 19, 2017 Records of the Day

Tony Basil, one time cheerleader for the Las Vegas High School Wildcats, had a multi-million seller in 1981 with “Mickey.” Dressed as a cheerleader on the picture sleeve, she was almost 40-years old but the teen market couldn’t get enough … Continue reading

October 18, 2017 Record of the Day

One of the all-time Rock N Roll classics is “Money (That’s What I Want)” by Barrett Strong. Many others have covered the original including the Beatles, the Kingsmen, and the Flying Lizards. “Money” by Barrett Strong holds the distinction of … Continue reading

October 17, 2017 Records of the Day

The Clovers had the first hit version of Leiber and Stoller’s “Love Potion #9.” The Clovers brought it to #23 on Billboard. Others who would later record the song include Neil Diamond, AC/DC, Robert Plant, Gary Lewis & the Playboys, … Continue reading

October 16, 2017 Record of the Day

“Paperback Writer” was another Billboard Hot 100 #1 hit in 1966 for the Beatles. Paul sang lead while John Lennon and George Harrison provided background vocals by harmonizing the French nursery rhyme “Frere Jacques.” The picture sleeve is unique in … Continue reading

October 15, 2017 Record of the Day

Baby-boomers, remembering their childhood, still fondly recall “The Howdy Doody Show” and Clarabelle the Clown. There were three Clarabelles during the show’s run including Bob Keeshan who would later find more fame as Captain Kangaroo. The last to play Clarabelle … Continue reading