Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Top 5 Vinyl Records eBay Sales

Week Ending 06/28/2008

1) LP - Enesco Plays Bach Sonatas Continental - $2,458.00

2) LP - Dave Bixby "Ode to Quetzalcoatl" Private Press - $2,247.00

3) 12" - Keepy Keef "Cause I'm" / "Three's Company" GMV = $1,924.00

4) LP - Dick Morrissey Quartet "Here And Now And Sounding Good" Mercury - $1,424.00

5) LP - Gatesmouth Moore "Sings The Blues" King - $1,225.00

Dark Knight Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Burbank, CA. (Top40 Charts/ CineMedia Promotions) - The Dark Knight Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - the haunting score to the hotly anticipated feature film The Dark Knight - will be released by Warner Bros. Records on July 15, 2008, three days before the movie opens nationwide on July 18th.

Warner Bros. Records will release four different configurations of The Dark Knight soundtrack: a standard jewel case CD, a 2 LP set of heavy-weight 180 gram vinyl version, a special edition digipack, and a collector's edition with special artwork to come after release.


This Date In Music History- July 16


Searchers’ lead singer Tony Jackson was born in Dingle, England in 1940.

Drummer Stewart Copeland of the Police was born in Alexandria, Egypt in 1952.

Ed Kowalczyk, lead singer for Live, was born in York, PA in 1971.

Sollie McElroy of the Flamingos was born 1933.


His Master's Voice, the logo of the Victor Recording Company and later RCA Victor, was registered with the US Patent Office in 1900. The logo shows the dog, Nipper, looking into the horn of a gramophone.

Neil Young's Tonight's the Night,” inspired by and dedicated to a pair of musical acquaintances who died of drug overdoses, was released 1975.

The last of 105 singles by Elvis Presley to reach the Top Forty in his lifetime, "Way Down," entered Billboard's Top Pop Singles chart in 1977, peaking at #18.

Harry Chapin was killed in an auto accident on New York's Long Island Expressway in 1981. Chapin's blue 1975 VW Rabbit burst into flames when it was hit from behind by a tractor-trailer truck. The 38 year old Chapin is best remembered for his top 20 hit "Taxi" in 1972 and "Cat's in the Cradle", a number-one in 1974.

In 1996, Michael Jackson performed at a birthday party for the Sultan of Brunei and gets an estimated 15-20 million dollars.

The Beach Boys recorded "In My Room" in 1963.

Today in 1966, the song "Hanky Panky" by Tommy James & the Shondells topped the charts and stayed there for 2 weeks. A Pittsburgh DJ had begun playing the two year old recording and regional record sales had reached over 80,000. James called the members of his now defunct band, but they were no longer interested. He recruited a group called The Raconteurs to be the new Shondells and took the master tape of Hanky Panky to Roulette Records, who released it. Despite being a huge hit in the US, it could only reach #38 in the UK.

Also in 1966, the Lovin' Spoonful released their No. 1 single, "Summer in the City." It is, appropriately, summer.

In 1969, the Beatles worked on two new George Harrison songs, "Here Comes The Sun" and "Something" during recording sessions at Abbey Road studios in London.

In 1960, Hank Ballard and the Midnighters became the first group to place three records on The Billboard Hot 100 at the same time - "Finger Poppin' Time", "Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go" and "The Twist".

Eric Clapton formed Cream with bassist Jack Bruce and drummer Ginger Baker in 1966. The trio lasted just 2 years, but left us with some classic Rock tunes like "Sunshine of Your Love" and "White Room".

In 1968, Big Brother & the Holding Company and Sly & the Family Stone opened the Fillmore West, the new name given to San Francisco's Carousel Ballroom since Bill Graham took over.

Celia Cruz, the inimitable Queen of Salsa, died at her home in Fort Lee, N.J. in 2003. She was 77.

The "Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid” soundtrack was released in 1973. It contains Bob Dylan’s mournful “Knocking On Heaven’s Door.” The film stars Dylan and Kris Kristofferson.

In 1994, the three tenors - Carreras, Domingo, Pavarotti - performed at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles to an audience who pay $1,000 a seat.

Drummer Joe Panozzo of Styx died of a gastrointestinal hemorrhage in 1996.

The Who's "I'm Free" was released in 1969.