Monday, August 9, 2010

Top 5 eBay Vinyl Record Sales - Week Ending 08/07/2010

A Led Zeppelin Road Box tops the list this week, getting a good price even if the overall high is a little on the low side. Blue Note records from two different sellers get the next three spots, and a rare prog record on Vertigo closes this week's Top 5.

1. 12" - Led Zeppelin “Road Box” - $3,850.00

2. LP - Sonny Clark "Dial S For Sonny" Blue Note 1570 - $3,379.00

3. LP - Hank Mobley self titled Blue Note 1568 - $3,150.00

4. LP - Sonny Clark "Sonny's Crib" Blue Note 1576 - $3,050.00

5. LP - Dr Z "Three Parts To My Soul" Vertigo - $2,924.81

More on this week's top 5 on Vinyl Record Talk, Tuesday 8:00PM Eastern / 5:00PM Pacific on Radio Dentata.

This Date In Music History - August 9


Vic Prince - Pretty Things (1944)

John Parry - Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band (1946)

Marinus Gerritsen - Golden Earring (1946)

Barbara Mason (1947)

Bruce Thomas - Elvis Costello and The Attractions (1954)

Charlie Morgan - English drummer and percussionist. Worked with the Tom Robinson Band, Kate Bush, Elton John, Orleans, Paul McCartney and Tina Turner (1955)

Aimee Mann (1960)

Whitney Houston (1963)

Arion Salazar - Third Eye Blind (1972)

They Are Missed:

Bill Chase and three members of his band were killed in a plane crash in 1974. Chase had the 1971 US Top 30 hit "Get It On."

Jerry Garcia guitarist and singer from The Grateful Dead died from a heart attack at the Serenity Knolls rehabilitation clinic in San Francisco in 1995 (age 53). Garcia co-founded the New Riders of the Purple Sage and also released several solo albums. He was well known for his distinctive guitar playing and was ranked 13th in Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Guitarist's of All Time"

Spice Girls manager Bob Herbert was killed in a car crash in Windsor, England in 1999. Herbert was behind the formation of The Spice Girls and Five and had managed Bros during the 80's.

Born on this day in 1955, Benjamin Orr bass, vocals, The Cars. Orr died of cancer on 3rd October 2000.

Born today in 1939, Billy Henderson singer, The Detroit Spinners. Henderson died from complications from diabetes on Feb 2, 2007 (age 67).


Britain’s answer to Elvis, 17 year old Cliff Richard, signed a record deal with EMI records in 1958. Also on this day Cliff Richard started a four-week residency at Butlins Holiday Camp in Clacton-On-Sea, Essex as Cliff Richard and the Drifters.

Johnny Horton cuts "North To Alaska" at his last recording session in 1960.

Today in 1962, Robert Zimmerman legally changed his name to Bob Dylan.

In 1963, the first ever edition of 'Ready Steady Go! was shown on UK TV. Introduced by Keith Fordyce and 19 year-old Cathy McGowan. The first show featured The Searchers, Jet Harris, Pat Boone, Billy Fury and Brian Poole and The Tremeloes. T he final show was in Dec 1966 after 175 episodes. Originally 30 minutes long, it expanded to 50 minutes the following year and soon attracted the most popular artists, including The Beatles, The Lovin’ Spoonful, The Rolling Stones, The Four Tops, The Kinks and many others.

The Rolling Stones appeared at the New Elizabeth Ballroom in Belle Vue, Manchester in 1964. Two policemen fainted and another was taken to hospital with broken ribs after trying to control over 3,000 screaming teenagers.

Bob Dylan and Joan Baez performed on stage together for the first time in 1964.

Jerry Lee Lewis appeared at the Sunberry Jazz & Blues Festival in 1967 and worked the crowd into such a frenzy that British officials stopped the show and ask Lewis to leave the stage.

He does it again! Jerry Lee kills ‘em at the England's National Jazz and Blues Festival in 1968. The audience was so revved up that the next act (The Herd) refused to go on.

In 1968, after the other Beatles had go home for the evening (2:00 am), Paul McCartney stayed behind and recorded "Mother Nature's Son," taping 25 takes at Abbey Road studios. The song was included on the ‘White Album.’

James Brown & the Famous Flames appeared at Balboa Stadium, San Diego, California in 1968.

During a North American tour in 1969, Led Zeppelin appeared at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.

"Hot Fun in The Summertime," by Sly and the Family Stone, and "Easy to Be Hard" (from the Broadway production "Hair") were released in 1969.

The Bee Gees started a two week run at #1 on the US singles chart in 1975 with "Jive Talkin," the group's second US #1 hit.
Boston’s self-titled debut was released in 1976.

Muddy Waters performed at a White House picnic for U.S. President Jimmy Carter in 1978.

Ten original Gerald Scarfe drawings for Pink Floyd’s album ‘The Wall’ were stolen from the foyer of Earls Court, London, England where they were being exhibited in 1980.

250 Gary Numan fans picketed BBC Radio 1 in London in 1986, demanding more airtime for their favorite pop star.

In 1986, Queen gave what would be their last ever live performance when they appeared at Knebworth Park in England. The last two songs the band played were "We Are The Champions" and "God Save The Queen." Over 120,000 fans attended the show, also on the bill were Big Country, Belouis Some and Status Quo.

In 1991, Rick James pled innocent to charges that he imprisoned, tortured and sexually assaulted a woman in his California home.

During an Oasis gig at The Riverside in Newcastle upon Tyne, England in 1994, guitarist Noel Gallagher was hit in the face by a man who had jumped on the stage. Noel refused to carry on playing and after leaving the stage a mob of over 300 people attacked the bands bus as they were leaving.

Lisa Marie Presley married actor Nicolas Cage in 2002 (they separate less than four months later).

England`s Classic Rock magazine named AC/DC's Bon Scott the #1 frontman of all time in 2004. Scott, who died of a barbiturates and alcohol overdose in 1980, beat out Ozzy Osbourne, Freddie Mercury and Jim Morrison.

In 2005, Marc Cohn survived being shot in the head during an attempted car jacking as he left a concert in Denver, Colorado. Cohn was struck in the temple by the bullet but it did not penetrate his skull. Police said a man tried to commandeer Cohn's tour van as it left after a show, the attacker was fleeing police after trying to pay a hotel bill with a stolen credit card.

The James Gang embarked on their first tour in 35 years in 2006. All three members of the group's definitive lineup are present: singer-guitarist Joe Walsh of Eagles fame, drummer Jimmy Fox and bassist Dale Peters. The first stop in Morrison, CO.

Also in 2007, Jennifer Lopez won $545,000 in a case against her first husband, who planned to publish a book claiming she had several affairs. Lopez claimed Ojani Noa had violated a previous legal settlement preventing him from revealing private details about their relationship. The star claimed Mr Noa offered not to publish the book in return for $5 million.

Them Crooked Vultures, a supergroup featuring Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl, Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones and Queens Of The Stone Age's Josh Homme gave their debut performance at the sold-out Metro club in Chicago in 2009. They performed a 12-song, 80-minute set.