September 28, 2017 Record of the Day

John D Loudermilk wrote some of the biggest hits of the early Rock N Roll era. His first, “A Rose and a Baby Ruth” was the first big hit for George Hamilton IV. Loudermilk also wrote “Ebony Eyes” for the Everly Brothers, “Indian Reservation” for Paul Revere and the Raiders, and “Sad Movies (Make Me Cry)” for Sue Thompson. Eddie Cochran had his first hit in 1957 with Loudermilk’s “Sittin in the Balcony.” Loudermilk also had a hit with the same song. Recording as Johnny Dee, he released his version on Colonial Records. A copy with picture sleeve is worth up to $150.00 today.

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