Monthly Archives: November 2017

November 10, 2017 Records of the Day

Doo Wop and Rockabilly records have always been prized by record collectors and that trend continues. In 1953 Chance Records released “That’s My Desire” by the Flamingos, one of the best known groups of the day. A black vinyl copy … Continue reading

November 9, 2017 Records of the Day

“Tequila” hit # 1 in 1958. The instrumental, recorded by the Champs, is a Rock N Roll classic, but Jazz versions have been recorded by people like Dizzy Gillespie and Wes Montgomery. The song has been featured in numerous movies … Continue reading

November 8, 2017 Records of the Day

Many think the Heavy Metal Psychedelic band, Blue Cheer, took their name from the famous soap detergent, but it actually referred to a type of LSD. However, the Cascades were named for the dish-washing detergent of the same name. In … Continue reading

November 7, 2017 Record of the Day

In 1957 Patsy Cline appeared on “Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts.” The audience fell in love with her immediately. She soon became part of the Grand Ole Opry, the high church of Country music. In 1963 she lost her life in … Continue reading

November 6, 2017 Records of the Day

    One of the greatest love songs of all time is one of Elvis Presley’s greatest hits. “Can’t Help Falling in Love” was featured in one of his most popular movies, “Blue Hawaii.” The 45, released by RCA in … Continue reading

November 5, 2017 Records of the Day

The Dovells, led by Len Barry, had their first big hit in 1961 with the million-selling “Bristol Stomp,” which reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. Two years later the group reached #3 with “You Can’t Sit Down,” which was … Continue reading

November 4, 2017 Records of the Day

          “Bonanza” was one of TV’s most popular and successful series, running for 14 years. But the Cartwrights were also recording artists. Ben Cartwright (Lorne Greene) hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1964 with … Continue reading

November 3, 2017 Records of the Day

Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of the top 100 guitarists ranks Eric Clapton at #2, Jimmy Page at #3, and Jeff Beck at #5. It’s amazing to think that at one time they were all together in the Yardbirds with 1960’s … Continue reading

November 2, 2017 Records of the Day

In 1965 the Byrds hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with the Bob Dylan song “Mr. Tambourine Man.” The 45 on Columbia Records is worth no more than $15.00. However, an early version of the Byrds, including members David … Continue reading

November 1, 2017 Records of the Day

The Angels had their biggest hit in 1963 with “My Boyfriend’s Back,” a song they originally recorded as a demo for the most popular girl-group of the day, the Shirelles. But the demo was so good by the Angels they … Continue reading