Sunday, August 29, 2010

Top 5 eBay Vinyl Record Sales - Week Ending 08/28/2010

A Bob Dylan test pressing with alternate takes and lyrics gets the top spot and a high price seen in many weeks at $8k. Northern Soul has returned to the list with a 45 from The Admirations, and 78s continue to make their presence known.

1. LP - Bob Dylan "Blood On The Tracks" Test Pressing - $8,000.00

2. 45 - The Admirations "I Want To Be Free" / "You Left Me" Peaches - $3,174.00

3. 78 - Freddie Keppard's Jazz Cardinals "Stock Yard Strut" / "Salty Dog" Paramount - $2,801.00

4. LP - Music Emporium "self titled" Sentinel - $2,560.00

5. LP - Janos Starker "Bach Cello Suites" Mercury - $2,4999.00

Tune in with Norm & Jane for 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 29


Sterling Morrison - Velvet Underground (1942)

Dick Halligan - Blood Sweat & Tears (1943)

Chris Copping - Procol Harum (1945)

Rick Downey - Blue Oyster Cult (1953)

Dan Truman - Diamond Rio (1956)

Elizabeth Fraser - Cocteau Twins (1958)

Chris Gorman - Belly (1967)

Alex Griffin - Neds Atomic Dustbin (1971)

Kyle Cook - Matchbox 20 (1975)

They Are Missed:

Born on this day in 1924, Dinah Washington, US singer, (1959 US #8 single "What A Diff'rence A Day Makes"). She died on December 14, 1963.

Jimmy Reed died in San Francisco in 1976 following an epileptic seizure just before his 51st birthday. Reed was a major influence on The Rolling Stones.

Rockabilly pioneer Charlie Feathers died in 1998 (age 66). He had hits with "Peepin' Eyes," "Defrost Your Heart," "Tongue-Tied Jill" and "Bottle to the Baby'"on Sun Records, Meteor and King Record labels in the 1950s.

Born on this day in 1958, Michael Jackson, singer, songwriter, The Jackson Five, The Jacksons, solo. Jackson on 25th June 25, 2009 at the age of 50, after suffering heart failure at his home in Beverly Hills. Prior to his death, Jackson had been scheduled to perform 50 sold-out concerts to over one million people, at London's O2 arena, from July 13, 2009 to March 6, 2010. What a shame......


The real Eleanor Rigby was born in Liverpool in 1895.

Alan Freed's Big Beat Show opened at the Fox Theatre in Brooklyn in 1958. Those performing included Frankie Avalon, Jimmy Clanton, Chuck Berry, Bobby Freeman, Bill Haley and his Comets and The Elegants.

George Harrison joined the band Quarrymen in 1958. By the way, John Lennon and Paul McCartney were also members.

The Quarry Men (John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ken Brown) performed at the Casbah Coffee Club, Hayman's Green, West Derby, Liverpool in 1959. This w2as the opening night of a new teen club in a large Victorian house that was owned by Mrs. Mona Best and the first of seven straight Saturdays that The Quarry Men played here. The band shared one microphone connected to the house P.A.

The Elvis movie 'Kid Gallahad' opened in 1962.

Roy Orbison's "Oh, Pretty Woman" was released in the US in 1964. It went on to reach #1 four weeks later.

In 1966, the Beatles played their last concert before a paying audience, at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California to a sold-out crowd of 25,000. John and Paul, knowing what the fans do not (that this will be the last concert ever) bring cameras on stage and take pictures between songs. During this tour, the Beatles have not played a single song from their latest album, ‘Revolver’. They finished the show with a version of Little Richards "Long Tall Sally." Except for the rooftop performance in "Let It Be" this was it. The Beatles never toured again.

The Youngbloods' recorded their immortal hit "Get Together" in 1966.

Edwin Starr started a three week run at #1 on the US singles chart in 1970 with "War" ( his only #1).

Led Zeppelin, The Youngbloods, Iron Butterfly and The Ides of March all appeared at the Man Pop Festival, Winnipeg, in Canada in 1970.

The Kinks' single "Lola" was released in 1970.

The Clash, Sex Pistols and Buzzcocks performed together at a Midnight Special Punk event in London in 1976.

A Spirit reunion concert in 1976 in Santa Monica gets quite spirited during the encore - when bassist Mark Andes invited Neil Young on to the stage. Guitarist Randy California had an objection to Young's presence and tried to push him off the stage. Soon the problem was resolved and Young played "Like A Rolling Stone" with the group.

In 1977, three people were arrested in Memphis after trying to steal Elvis' body. As a result his body was moved to Graceland.

Prince's single "Let's Go Crazy"/"Erotic City" were released in 1984.

The former "American Bandstand" studio was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986. The studio is in Philadelphia, PA.

Los Lobos topped the charts in 1987 with a cover of Ritchie Valens' "La Bamba." Taken from the film about the life of Ritchie Valens.

In 1987, the Beastie Boys' song "Brass Monkey" reportedly increased the sales for the cocktail mix.

Elton John checked into a rehab center in Chicago in 1990 to receive treatment for bulimia, alcoholism and drugs. Freak.....

In 1991, at 7pm EST, DJ Kurt St. Thomas from radio station WFNX in Boston gave Nirvana’s album ‘Nevermind’ its world premiere by playing the album from start to finish.

In 1992, U2 became only the second act ever (Billy Joel was the first) to play at The Yankee Stadium in New York City, during their sold out Zoo TV tour.

While shooting the music video for Meat Loaf's "I'd Lie for You" in 1995, a pilot and cameraman were killed in a helicopter crash in the Sequoia National Forest about 150 miles north of Los Angeles, CA.

In 1996, Isaac Hayes, who co-wrote the Stax classic "Soul Man," sent a protest letter to presidential candidate Bob Dole requesting Dole to stop using his song, which his supporters had changed to "I'm A Dole Man."

Liam Gallagher was reunited with the rest of Oasis in Chicago in 1996 after a week of speculation on their future of the group, after he had walked out on the band a few days earlier.

Slipknot caused chaos at this years Kerrang! Awards in 2000, after smashing glasses, setting fire to their table, throwing a monitor off the stage and destroying a microphone. The band picked up 3 awards including best single and best live act.

In 2003, winners at this years MTV Video Music awards held in New York included, Missy Elliot, Video of the year for 'Work It', Viewers Choice award, 'Lifestyles Of The Rich And Famous' Good Charlotte, Rap Video went to 50 Cent for 'In Da Club', Pop Video, Justin Timberlake, 'Cry Me A River.' Madonna stunned a packed Radio City Hall audience by passionately kissing Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera during a racy version of 'Like A Virgin.'

In 2005, 77-year-old Fats Domino was rescued from the flooding in New Orleans caused by Hurricane Katrina. He had earlier told his agent that he planned to remain in his home despite the order to evacuate.

David Gilmour and his band play an intimate three song set at London's famous Abbey Road Studios in 2006. The performance was filmed for a British TV show called The Abbey Road Sessions.

Sam Moore's album, “Overnight Sensational” was released in 2006. The legendary Soul singer’s effort had contributions from Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Bon Jovi, Paul Rodgers, Steve Winwood and Sting.

Bob Dylan released "Modern Times" in 2006.

In 2008, US rapper DMX pleaded guilty to trying to buy cocaine and cannabis in Miami. The 37-year-old singer, real name Earl Simmons, entered the plea in a Florida court and was sentenced to time served. Simmons was still in custody awaiting extradition to the state of Arizona on outstanding drug and animal cruelty charges.

Van Halen’s "Right Now" was played at the Dayton, OH in 2008, political rally where Republican presidential candidate John McCain announces his running mate is Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. Van Halen is not pleased stating that the McCain camp never submitted a request to use the song, and "had they asked, permission would not have been granted." Meanwhile, ex-Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar, who sang on the ’91 hit, issues a statement saying that he didn't object to McCain using the song. 2008

George Strait was at #1 on the US album chart in 2009 with ‘Twang,' the country singer, songwriter’s 26th studio album.

In 2009, the Los Angeles coroner confirmed Michael Jackson's death was homicide, primarily caused by the powerful anaesthetic Propofol. The singer suffered a cardiac arrest at his Los Angeles home in June (age 50). The report said Propofol and the sedative Lorazepam were the "primary drugs responsible for Jackson's death", but four further drugs were also found.

Also in 2009, 'I Met The Walrus,' an animated short film based on a ’69 Toronto interview with John Lennon during the infamous "bed-in for peace" wins the New Approaches -- Daytime Entertainment honor during the 36th annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles. "We're shocked and honored to have won this," says Josh Raskin, who wrote, directed and animated the clip.