Saturday, July 26, 2008

Top 4 Vinyl Records eBay Sales

Week Ending 07/05/2008

1) 45rpm - U2 "Joshua Tree" Promo Box Set Collection - $2,850.00

2) 10" - Charles Brown "Mood Music" Aladdin - $2,500.00

3) LP - Velvet Underground & Nico Verve Sealed Banana Cover - $2,275.01

4) 10" - Benny Joy "Little Red Book" "I'm Doubtful" / "Crash The Party" "Miss Bobbysocks" Tri-dec = $1,225.00


This Date In Music History- July 26


Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones ("Jumpin' Jack Flash") turns 65.

Bobby Hebb ("Sunny") is 67.

Dobie Gray ("The 'In' Crowd") turns 66.

Happy Birthday to Darlene Love of the Crystals ("He's a Rebel").

drummer Roger Taylor was born in Kingslynn, England in 1949.


Dirty Loo- Decca pulled the Rolling Stones' Beggars Banquet from its release schedule in 1968, citing problems with the album cover. The design featured a graffiti-covered toilet. It was the first album on which Jagger played guitar. It's also one of the first disagreements between the band and the label, with Mick Jagger angrily pointing out that Decca released Tom Jones' A-tom-ic Jones with a nuclear explosion printed on its jacket sleeve.

Mary Wells ("My Guy") died of larynx cancer in 1992 at the age of 49. When she was diagnosed with cancer of the larynx in 1990, she had no medical insurance and lost her modest home in L.A. when she couldn't pay the rent.

The Jackson 5 signed with Motown Records in 1968.

The Monkees recorded "(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone" in 1966.

Jeannie C. Riley recorded "Harper Valley P.T.A." in 1968.

Howlin' Wolf played the first of three nights at San Francisco's Avalon Ballroom in 1968, supported by Quicksilver Messenger Service.

The first Beatles’ Convention was held in Boston in 1974.

Brent Mydland, the German keyboardist with the Grateful Dead, died in 1990 at age 37.

In 2000, a U.S. federal judge issued a preliminary injunction against Napster, Inc. The injunction had been requested by the Recording Industry of Association of America (RIAA). The website was ordered to cease trade in music covered by RIAA member copyrights by midnight July 28, 2000.

1968 - John Lennon and Paul McCartney completed the song "Hey Jude."

"Give Peace a Chance," recorded by John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band, entered the charts in 1969. It will peak at #14, which barely suggests its lasting significance as a peace anthem.

John Lennon's application to remain in the U.S. as a permanent resident was approved at a special hearing in 1976.

Kay Starr recorded "Baby Me" with Glenn Miller and his orchestra in 1939.

Elvis Presley opened at the Showroom of the International Hotel in Las Vegas in 1969, for a four week engagement which netted him $1 million dollars. The concerts were universally acclaimed as a triumph.

John Denver earned a gold record in 1974 for his all-time biggest hit, "Annie's Song", a tribute to his first wife, Annie Martell. Denver would later say that he wrote the song in 10 minutes while he was on a ski-lift.

Tragedy struck Led Zeppelin's lead singer Robert Plant in 1977, when his six year-old son, Karac, died suddenly of a respiratory ailment. The remaining seven dates on Led Zeppelin's US tour were cancelled.

In 2006, the guitar on which Paul McCartney learned his first chords sold for £330,000 at an auction at London's Abbey Road Studios.

Peter Gabriel went to No.1 on the US singles chart in 1986 with 'Sledgehammer', a No.4 hit in the UK.