February 21, 2015 Record of the Day

Dressed as a cowboy on the album cover, Bo Diddley’s 5th album was called “Bo Diddley is a Gunslinger.” The album not only incudes the “Gunslinger” single but also “Sixteen Tons,” first made famous by Tennessee Ernie Ford. Bo Diddley was invited on the Ed Sullivan Show to sing “Sixteen Tons,” but he surprised Sullivan on the live Sunday night broadcast by singing “Bo Diddley” instead. Sullivan was not amused. The “Gunslinger” album, released on Checker records in 1961, is worth up to $200.00 today. Find the value for every record by Bo Diddley and those by over 65,000 other recording artists with the Mighty John Record Appraisal Guide on CD, listing the values for over a million records. It’s available in the left hand column.

 

 

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