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!
Shirley Temple Black passed away late last night at the age of 85. Beyond her remarkable career as a child actress, she devoted her time and energies to all kinds of service to benefit our socienty. A truly wonderful and great woman!!
RIP Shirley! April 23, 1928 to February 10, 2014
I attended the LA Art Show over the weekend, held in downtown LA at the convention center. This, a Red Raven Magic Mirror playing on a vintage kiddie turntable was on display as art. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to discern whether or not the record being spun (and animated, for those of you who may not be familiar with the magic mirror) was one of the many commercial Red Raven records, or (maybe, he said hopefully) a creation of the artist who displayed the work. If anyone can provide more information I’ll do a followup post!
No One Cares — Frank Sinatra on Flickr.
1959 on Capitol Records.
After looking for this LP for quite some time, I finally found it this morning at an estate sale for a dollar.
Happy 81st Birthday to Abbe Lane!
(Born December 14, 1932)
“Jayne Mansfield may turn boys into men, but I take them from there.”
by Frank Thistle frommen’s magazine Adam, Vol. 7 No. 4, 1963
Happy 81st birthday to one of my very favorite musicians of all time… Little Richard!!!
Here’s Little Richard, 1957 on Specialty Records
When I was 5 years old I had a Little Richard 45, that I think was given to my parents by a family friend who’s son had moved away, leaving all of his records behind. One of these was “Rip It Up”, which I used to play on my little kiddie record player as loud as possible while I spun around super fast until I got dizzy and became sick.
Thank you Little Richard!!
Today marks the 20th anniversary of the death of a true musical genius, the legendary Frank Zappa (Dec 21, 1940 to December 4, 1993).
Above, Apostrophe, 1974 on Discreet (Mark Aalyson photography)
John Kennedy on Flickr.
A Memorial Album — His Most Famous Speeches
Including comments by Barry Golwater, Adlai Stevenson, Lyndon Johnson, Sir Alec Home, and Pope Paul VI.
Released on Diplomat Records
A Memorial Album — John Fitzgerald Kennedy on Flickr.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy — May 29, 1917 to November 22, 1963
This memorial album products by Premier Albums