Sunday, March 16, 2008

Top 5 eBay Vinyl Record Sales

Week Ending 02/23/2008

1) 45rpm - Bruce Springsteen "Spirit In The Night" / "For You" Columbia - $5,100.00

2) LP - Phafner "Overdrive" Dragon - $5,000.00

3) 45rpm - The Squires "The Sultan" / "Aurora" V - $4,161.00

4) 45rpm - U2 "All I Want Is You" Purple Vinyl - $4,058.00

5) LP - Beatles "Please, Please Me" Parlophone - $3,850.00

This Day In Music History- March 16

Rock ‘n’ Roll’s pioneer promoter (and the man who coined the term) Alan Freed got nailed for tax evasion in 1964, ending his illustrious career.

Nancy Wilson of Heart ("Barracuda") turns 54.

Tammi Terrell ("Ain't Nothin' Like The Real Thing" with Marvin Gaye) died of brain cancer in 1970.

Johnny Cymbal (he sang "Mr. Bass Man" and was known as Derek when he later recorded "Cinnamon") died of a heart attack in 1993.

In 1996, "One Sweet Day," by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men, stayed at No. 1 on the Hot 100 for a 16th week, breaking all previous records.

Seven members of Reba McEntire's touring party died in 1991, when their private plane crashes in California. Reba was on another plane.

A son is born to Eddie Van Halen and Valerie Bertinelli in 1991. They name him Wolfgang Van Halen. (thanks Mom & Dad!)

In 1975, the legendary T-Bone Walker died of pneumonia at age 64 in Los Angeles. His expressive guitar soloing brought the instrument to the fore of modern blues.

In 1972, John and Yoko are served with deportation papers after someone hears one of Yoko's solo recordings.

In 1971, "Bridge Over Troubled Water" and its title track by Simon & Garfunkel win Grammy Awards for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Album of the Year.

The Beatles released “Let It Be” on this date in 1970.

In 1967, Pink Floyd began sessions at Abbey Road studios for their debut album, “Piper at the Gates of Dawn.”

In 1963, Peter, Paul & Mary released the toker's favorite "Puff the Magic Dragon." Yet another song that was not about drugs.

"The Ballad of Davy Crockett" by Bill Hayes, reached the number one spot on the US Pop music charts in 1955, where it would stay for five weeks. The song sold more than 7,000,000 records on more than 20 different labels worldwide and sparked a coonskin cap craze.

In 1902, Bluesman Guitar Slim was born in Charles City County, Virginia.

“(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay,” by Otis Redding, reached #1 for the first of four weeks in 1968. Recorded three days before Redding’s death in a plane crash, it is the biggest hit from the Stax Records label group, appearing on Volt.

In 1999, The Record Industry Association of America (RIAA) created the Diamond sales award for album sales in excess of 10 million copies. Groups who have already hit the mark are AC/DC, Bon Jovi, Boston, Journey, Led Zeppelin, Metallica, Van Halen and ZZ Top. At the top of the list was The Eagles' Greatest Hits, with over 25 million copies (it would sell another million by the end of the year).

US radio and TV personality Arthur Godfrey died on March 16, 1983 in New York City at the age of 79. His show, Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts was a fore runner of Star Search and American Idol on which "scouts" presented their discoveries to perform live before a national radio and television audience.