Monthly Archives: November 2017

November 20, 2017 Record of the Day

One of the most unusual record collectibles is by none other than the world famous Boston Pops; first formed way back in 1885. The version of the Boston Pops that is best known is the one led by Arthur Fiedler. … Continue reading

November 19, 2017 Record of the Day

Albums with various songs by various recording artists can also be collectible. In 1961 Tamla and Motown released the album “Tamla/Motown Special #1.” It contained some of the labels’ biggest and earliest hits like “Shop Around” by the Miracles, “Money” … Continue reading

November 18, 2017 Records of the Day

Just like Rock ‘N’ Roll, horror movies were a huge staple of the 1950’s and 60’s. And many times Rock ‘N’ Roll and horror were merged together. In 1960 poet Rod McKuen, recording under the name Bob McFadden, recorded the … Continue reading

November 17, 2017 Record of the Day

Some of the biggest hits for Dion include “Ruby Baby” and “Drip Drop.” Elvis hit with “Fools Fall in Love.” However, all these songs were recorded earlier and many say performed better by the Drifters. The Drifters had their biggest … Continue reading

November 16, 2017 Records of the Day

The 1960’s produced a lot of bands in the U.S. that were influenced by the sounds of the British Invasion. Some were quite successful; some were not. But that doesn’t mean these lesser-known bands are not collectible. In 1966 the … Continue reading

November 15, 2017 Records of the Day

Shelley Fabares first found fame on “The Donna Reed Show” (1958-1963). She also co-starred in the TV show “Coach” from 1989-1997 and with Elvis in three of his movies. She hit #1 in 1962 with “Johnny Angel.” She recorded two … Continue reading

November 14, 2017 Record of the Day

With nine Grammy Awards, Miles Davis was a Jazz giant as a band leader and trumpet player. Unlike many of his contemporaries, he was born into a wealthy home. While at the Julliard School he began playing with Charlie Parker … Continue reading

November 13, 2017 Record of the Day

A lot of singles in Rock N Roll history had the name of a girl in the title such as “Donna” by Ritchie Valens, “Peggy Sue” by Buddy Holly, “Hello Mary Lou” by Ricky Nelson, and “Runaround Sue” by Dion. … Continue reading

November 12, 2017 Record of the Day

In 1965 the Beatles released one of their biggest hits. The song has been recorded over 2000 times by various recording artists. The Beatles’ version features only Paul McCartney, an acoustic guitar and a string quartet. John, George and Ringo … Continue reading

November 11, 2017 Record of the Day

One of the strangest albums of all time is “Bob Dylan VS. A. J. Weberman.” It consists of phone interviews between Dylan and his stalker. Rolling Stone magazine refers to Weberman as the “king of all Dylan nuts.” Many wondered … Continue reading