July 30, 2014 Record of the Day




The Clovers had the first hit version of Leiber and Stoller’s “Love Potion #9.” The Clovers brought it to #23 on Billboard. Others who would later record the song include Neil Diamond, AC/DC, Robert Plant, Gary Lewis & the Playboys, and even Alvin & the Chipmunks. But it was the Searchers who had the biggest hit with it, peaking at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1965. However, the Searchers’ 45, released on Kapp records, is worth no more than $10.00 while the original single by the Clovers, released on United Artists in 1959, is worth up to $50.00. Their “Love Potion # 9” album can sell for $200.00 today. Find the most up-to-date value of your records within 24 hours from Mighty John the Record Guy. Just click on “Online Appraisals” at the top of the page.


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