November 28, 2014 Record of the Day

“Hey Joe” was the last song sung at Woodstock and by Jimi Hendrix and mostly associated with him. The song’s authorship is not clearly known. First copyrighted in 1962 by Billy Roberts, a local California folk singer, the song tells the story of a fugitive who had killed his wife. The biggest hit version came in 1966 when recorded by the Leaves. Their “Hey Joe” album, released by Mira records, is worth up to $100.00 today. Find the most up-to-date value of your records from Mighty John the Record Guy within 24 hours. Just click on “Online Appraisals” at the top of the page.

 

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