Monday, February 11, 2008

eBay record Sales Figures

Vinyl Records Top 5 eBay Sales-Week Ending 01/19/2008

1) LP - Hank Mobley self-titled LP Blue Note - $3500.00

2) 45 rpm - Jackie Day "Naughty Boy" / "I Want Your Love" Phelectron - $3,000.00

3) 45 rpm - Iron Maiden "Two Minutes To Midnight" Japanese Promo - $2,895.00

4) 78 rpm - Margaret Thornton "Jockey Blues" / "Texas Bound Blues" Black Patti - $2,4000.00

5) 45 rpm - New World "The World To-day" / "J.R." Virtue - $2,178.88

Vinyl Records Top 5 eBay Sales-Week Ending 01/12/2008

1) LP - U2 "Joshua Tree" Swedish Blue Vinyl - $4000.00

2) 45 rpm - Al Williams "I Am Nothing" / "Brand New Love" Palmer - $3,500.00

3) 45 rpm - Innersouls "Just Take Your Time" / "Thoughts" Plemmons - $2,469.44

4) 45 rpm - Elvis Presley "Milkcow Boogie Blues" / "You're A Heartbreaker" Sun 215 - $2,254.90

5) 45 rpm- Frankie Lyman "I'm Sorry" / "Sea Breeze" Big Apple - $1,901.00


Vinyl Records Top 5 eBay Sales-Week Ending 01/05/2008

1) 45 rpm - Freddie Butler "All Is Well" / "Save Your Love For Me" - $5,200.00

2) LP - Mariani "Perpetum Mobile" - $2,850.00

3) LP - Jutta Hipp "D.G. Flat" Blue Note Mono - $2,534.00

4) 45 rpm - Elvis Presley "That's All Right" / "Blue Moon Of Kentucky" - $1,726.99

5) LP - Billy Preston "Club Meeting" - $1,711.96


This Day In Music History- Feb 11

Birthday wishes to Eugene Vincent Craddock (a.k.a. Gene Vincent), who was born in Norfolk, Virginia in 1935. The leather-jacketed "Be-Bop-a-Lula" singer had an incalculable influence on British rockers like the Beatles and many others.

In 1956, Julia, John Lennon's mother, bought him his first guitar through a mail order ad. His incessant playing prompts John's Aunt Mimi to say, "The guitar's all very well as a hobby, John, but you'll never make a living out of it." John forms his first group, the Quarrymen.

America hit #1 in 1972 with the song "A Horse With No Name.”

In 1975, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers formed from the seeds of the disbanded Mudcrutch. The lineup: Tom Petty (vocals, guitar), Mike Campbell (guitar), Benmont Tench (keyboards), Ron Blair (bass), Stan Lynch (drums).

Brazilian lite-jazz kingpin Sergio Mendes ("The Fool On The Hill") turns 73.

Today in 1989, the song "Straight Up" by Paula Abdul topped the charts and stayed there for 3 weeks.

David Bowie performed his first gig as his Ziggy Stardust persona in Tollworth, England in 1972.

The Monkees saw their second album, "More of The Monkees" leap from position 122 to number 1 in 1967. The made-for-TV group only provided the vocals for the release but were backed by some of the finest studio musicians around, like Glen Campbell and Neil Sedaka. The L.P. contained the hits, "I'm a Believer" and "(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone" and was produced by Carole King, Tommy Boyce, among others. After being pressured by the press, The Monkees announced that they will play their own instruments on all future recordings.

In 1964, the Beatles performed their first American concert at Washington, D.C.'s Washington Coliseum. Also on the bill are Tommy Roe, the Chiffons, and the Caravelles.

Otis Clay, generally acknowledged as one of Chicago's finest deep soul singers, was born in Waxhaw, MS in 1942.

Pop lyricist Gerry Goffin was born in Queens, N.Y. in 1939. Working at the Brill Building, he wrote scores of classics with Carole King, including "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" and "(You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman.”

The single "Superbowl Shuffle," by the Chicago Bears Shufflin' Crew was certified gold by the RIAA in 1986.

The third of four children, Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter, Sheryl Suzanne Crow, was born in Kennett, MO in 1962.

The Beatles finished recording their debut album in 1963. The songs like “I Saw Her Standing There,” “Boys” and “Twist And Shout,” along with assorted ballads, are the result of a marathon fourteen hour session. On top of it, Lennon had a bad cold. The last song recorded is "Twist And Shout" and Lennon nailed the song in one take. He had to, his voice was shot.

In 1967, the Turtles released their biggest hit, "Happy Together", which will reach #1 in the US in March.

The TV movie Elvis, starring Kurt Russell, aired on ABC in 1979, with an estimated audience of 43 million viewers tuning in.