Hawaii became our 50th state today, August 21, 1959. Welcome, Hawaii!!
The 50th State — Charles Bud Dant and his Orchestra, Coral Records, 1959
And, actually, this record was released before Hawaii officially became a state. Take a look at the above advertisement in Billboard from July 27, 1959.
Happy 78th birthday to the fantastic Buddy Guy!! I once visited Buddy Guy’s Legends blues club in Chicago while on a business trip. While Buddy was not there (he was out on tour), the house band was outstanding and the red beans and rice were, yes, legendary!
This Is Buddy Guy — 1968 on Vanguard
WHPK Radio Station at UChicago
Chicago, IL - 2014
Canon AE-1, 35mm
If you can believe it, almost every single one of these records has a personal review written on it by a WHPK staff member sometime in the last 50 years. And that’s also true for the massive store of cassettes and CDs not pictured here.
When I’m 64?
That would be the number of the day for Stevie Wonder, born May 13th, 1950, in Saginaw Michigan.
Happy Birthday Stevie!!
The Jazz Soul of Little Stevie Wonder — 1962 on Tamla Motown Records
April 8, 1974 — Henry Aaron hits career home run number 715 to pass the legendary Babe Ruth on baseball’s all time home run list.
"Move Over Babe (Here Comes Henry" by Bill Slayback, 1973 on Karen Records
Celebrating birthday number 80 (!!!!) today… Mrs. Partridge, Shirley Jones!!!
"Marriage Type Love" — 1958 on RCA Victor, part of the Living Stereo series of much sought after vintage vinyl!
Inaugural Addresses on Flickr.
Don’t be lured to the mall for sales on things like TVs and shoes. Stay inside and celebrate Presidents Day by listening to some inauguration speeches on vinyl!