May 6, 2017 Records of the Day

Although “Dirty Water” by the Standells broke out first as a regional hit in Florida, it will forever be an anthem in Boston where it’s played following victories by the Red Sox and Bruins. With its references to the Charles river, the Boston Strangler, and the frustration of the city’s coeds for having to be in “by 12 o’clock,” “Dirty Water” is ranked by Rolling Stone magazine among its list of the “500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll.” The “Dirty Water” album, released by Tower records in 1966, is worth up to $100.00 in mono and $150.00 in stereo. In 1965 Vee Jay Records released the 45 “The Boy Next Door” by the Standells. A copy with picture sleeve, as seen here, can sell for $200.00 today.

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