October 23, 2015 Records of the Day

RegentsBeach BoysThe original recording of “Barbara Ann” was by the Regents in 1961. It reached number 13 on the Billboard charts, but the cover version by the Beach Boys, with Brian Wilson and Dean Torrence of Jan and Dean doing the lead vocals, reached number 2 in 1965. The Regents version on Cousins records can fetch up to $500.00. The Beach Boys 45 on Capitol records, with its picture sleeve, is worth up to $150.00 today.

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