Monthly Archives: October 2017

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

October 14, 2017 Records of the Day

“Little Latin Lupe Lu” was written by Bill Medley of the Righteous Brothers and first recorded by them. Released on Moonglow Records in 1962 a copy is worth up to $40.00. Since then it has become a standard for many … Continue reading

On This Day October 13th in Rock and Roll History

On this Day October, 13, 2012 B.B. Cunningham, one time member of Ronnie & the Daytonas who charted in 1964 with “Little G.T.O.” is shot to death in Memphis while a member of Jerry Lee Lewis’ band. The “Little G.T.O.”45 … Continue reading

October 12, 2017 Record of the Day

One of the rarest Annette collectibles is the single “Meetin’ at the Malt Shop” from 1958. It’s unique in the sense that Annette is not heard on the record. Her name is listed only because she is pictured on the … Continue reading