In 1975 Freddy Fender hit #1 on both the Billboard Hot Country Singles Chart and the Billboard Hot 100 with “Before the Next Teardrop Falls.” He followed up with another million-seller called “Wasted Days and Wasted Nights.” The song was first recorded by Freddy in 1959 on Duncan records. However, upon his conviction for marijuana in 1960, the song and his popularity faded. But it’s hard to keep a good man and good song down. The version on ABC/Dot from 1975 that sold a million copies is worth no more than $5.00 while that 1959 original on Duncan records can sell for $150.00 today.Both versions are shown here. If you are not familiar with the Country music records that are worth big money, you will find them all listed on the Mighty John Record Appraisal Guide on CD in Microsoft Word, available in the left hand column.