Monday, October 5, 2009

Amazon: The Beatles Box Sets Back In Stock has updated it’s pages for The Beatles In Stereo Box Set & The Beatles In Mono Box Set. Both remastered Beatles box sets were back in stock as of November 1st.

Of course, there’s no way of telling whether they will go out of stock again quickly Remember the first batch of box sets sold out before they even officially went on sale (on 9/9/9) due to pre-orders.

So if you really want to make sure you get your hands on the box sets this time around, you should order as soon as possible to mark your place in line.

Top 5 eBay Vinyl Record Sales

Week Ending 10/03/2009

1. 45 - Beer "Some Kind Of Rich Girl" / "Anymore" Sgt. Golden - $4,929.98

2. 12" - Led Zeppelin “Road Box” - $4,605.00

3. LP - Sonny Clark "Cool Struttin" Blue Note - $2,940.00

4. LP - Led Zeppelin "I" Atlantic UK Turquoise 1st Press - $2,903.83

5. LP - Dexter Gordon "Blows Hot And Cold" Dootone DL-207 Red Vinyl - $2,866.00

As always, a special thank you to Norm at for this great data. Stop in and listen to their unique radio show Accidental Nostalgia with Norm & Jane On Radio Dentata - 60 minutes of rare records and nugatory narration. Every Tuesday 4PM PT/7PM ET, Sunday 9AM PT/12PM ET & Monday 12AM PT/3AM ET

Canada music labels combine to take on U.S. market

By Robert Thompson

TORONTO (Billboard) - Several Canadian indie labels have formed a new label services company, Rock Steady, which aims to help independent artists crack the American market.

The brainchild of Toronto-based Last Gang Records founder Chris Taylor, Rock Steady is headquartered in Los Angeles and offers marketing, PR, sales and radio promotion services under one roof, although labels need their own U.S. distribution.

The other partners in the company are Hamilton, Ontario-based Sonic Unyon Records and Toronto-based labels Dine Alone Records, Paper Bag Records and Underground Operations.

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This Date In Music History-October 5


Bill Dana (better known as Jose Jimenez-"The Astronaut") (1924)
Carlo Mastrangelo - Dion and the Belmonts (1938)
Arlene Smith - Chantels (1941)
Richard Street - Temptations (1942)
Steve Miller (1943)
Richard Kermode - keyboardist for Janis Joplin (1946)
Brian Johnson - Joined AC/DC in 1980, after the death of Bon Scott (1947)

Reggae vocalist Delroy Wilson (1948)
Lucius Ross - Funkadelic (1948)
Brian Connolly - Sweet (1949)
"Fast" Eddie Clarke - Motorhead (1950)
Bob Geldof - ex-Boomtown Rats (1954)
Leo Barnes - Hothouse Flowers (1955)
Lee Thompson - Madness (1957)
David Bryson - Counting Crows (1961)
Dave Dederer - Presidents of the U.S.A. (1964)
Brian Mashburn - Save Ferris (1975)
James Burgon Valentine - Maroon 5 (1978)
Paul Thomas - Good Charlotte (1980)

They Are Missed:

Former Temptations singer Eddie Kendricks of the Temptations died in 1992 (age 52) of lung cancer. His was the lead voice on "The Way You Do The Things You Do," "Get Ready," and "Just My Imagination." As a solo artist, Kendricks recorded several hits of his own during the 1970s, including the #1 single "Keep On Truckin'."

The late B.W. Stevenson ("My Maria") was born in 1949.

Billy Lee Riley (October 5, 1933 - August 2, 2009) For a while, this multi-instrumentalist led the house band at Sun Records.


Elvis Presley's "I Forgot to Remember to Forget Her," hits #2 on the Memphis charts in 1955. The #1 song is Johnny Cash's "Cry, Cry, Cry."

Bobby Darin's "Mack The Knife" hits #1 on the pop chart in 1959.

"Love Me Do", backed with "P.S. I Love You," the Beatles' first single, was released in the UK in 1962. It's out on the Parlophone label and gets its first radio play that evening on the EMI-owned Radio Luxembourg.

In 1965, Johnny Cash was arrested crossing the Mexican border into El Paso, Texas after customs officials found 100’s of pills in his guitar case. He received a suspended jail sentence and a $1,000 fine.

Jimi Hendrix, Mitch Mitchell and Noel Redding played together for the first time in 1966 and the Jimi Hendrix Experience were formed.

Two rock classics - Cream's "White Room" and Steppenwolf's "Magic Carpet Ride" were released in 1968.

Cream began its farewell tour of the US in 1968, with a concert in Oakland, California.

In 1968, the Rolling Stone’s “Street Fighting Man” peaks without reaching the Top 40. It is banned in some cities out of fear the song might incite riots or civil unrest.

The Who performed on "The Ed Sullivan Show" in 1969.

Papa John Creach joined Jefferson Airplane in 1970.

After one year and 83 days on Billboard's Top-200 album chart, Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells finally reached the #1 position in 1974. It went on to sell over 10 million copies worldwide.

Olivia Newton-John started a two week run at #1 with "I Honestly Love You," the singers first of five chart toppers

The Beach Boys went to #1 on the album charts in 1974 with "Endless Summer," the group's second #1 album.

Harry Chapin's epic "Cats in the Cradle" was released in 1975.

The soundtrack to the Who's "The Kids Are Alright," a loving history of the band, went platinum in 1979. It's a little more than a year after the death of drummer Keith Moon.

Two albums by Guns n' Roses debut in the top two positions on the Billboard LP chart in 1991. "Use Your Illusion II" debuts at #1, while "Use Your Illusion I" hits #2.

Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch went to #1 in 1991 with "Good Vibrations," also featuring Loleatta Holloway.

The Beatles' 1962-1966 (The Red Album) and 1967-1970 (The Blue Album) were released on CD in 1993.

In 1999, Roger Daltrey announced that The Who were reforming, making their first performance in Las Vegas on Oct 29th. The show was also to be broadcast live on the Internet.

Also in 1999, Paul McCartney released his first album since the death of his wife Linda in April 1998. Entitled "Run Devil Run," the CD is a collection of rare rock oldies with new McCartney songs.

Michael Jackson gave a 30-year career anniversary concert in 2001. A second show was held on October 8th and was planned to be aired on CBS later in the year.

Beyonce started a nine week run at #1 on the singles chart in 2003 with "Baby Boy." Outkast were at #1 on the US album chart with"Speakerboxxx / The Love Below."