December 3, 2017 Record of the Day

Ed Byrnes was a cast member on TV’s “77 Sunset Strip” in the 1950’s and 1960’s. As the cool-talking, comb-carrying hipster known as Kookie, he was Fonzie before Fonzie was Fonzie. It wasn’t long before record producers were after him. His biggest hit came in 1959 with “Kookie, Kookie (Lend Me Your Comb)” Best known for its last line “Baby, you’re the ginchiest,” the 45 was released on Warner Brothers Records. A mono copy can get you $30.00 while a stereo copy can sell for $100.00. Add another $30.00 for the picture sleeve.

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