Monday, March 30, 2009

Vinyl vs. CD

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Top 5 eBay Vinyl Record Sales

Week Ending 03/28/2009

1. 45 - The Beatles "Love Me Do" / "P.S. I Love You" Parlophone UK Demonstration w/ Top Pop! sleeve - $6,667.59 - Start: $7.00 - Bids: 39

2. 45 - The Mark IV "Take This Love / "If You Can't Tell Me Something Good" Brite Lite - $4,150.00 - Start: $6.00 - Bids: 18

3. LP - Beatles "Yesterday And Today" 1st State Butcher Cover - $4,100.00 - Start: $4,100.00 - Bids: BIN

4. 45 - Sandi & Matues "The World, Part 1" / "The World, Part 2" Matues - $3,383.00 - Start: $19.99 - Bids: 30

5. LP - The Beatles "Abbey Road" Parlophone UK Export Press - $2,506.61 - Start: $7.00 - Bids: 44

The Beatles make the list three times this week, including getting the #1 spot with the radio station promo of "Love Me Do" breaking the $5k mark at over $6.6k. Next, a Northern Soul 45 from The Mark IV sells for halfway over $4.1k.

In the #3 spot, the last Butcher cover from a collector who has been unloading several of them the past couple weeks sells on a Buy-It-Now for exactly $4.1k.

The #4 spot goes to a rare Funk 45 from Sandi & Matues. This records bids well over $3.3k. And the Beatles also get the #5 spot, with a Parlophone export copy of "Abbey Road" selling for a little over $2.5k.

I want to thank Norm at for this great data!

Music News & Notes

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Appearing were Jerry Butler, Little Richard, Three Dog Night, Herman's Hermits Featuring Peter Noone and Tommy James and the Shondells. Reports say that Little Richard was brought on stage in a wheelchair but that his playing and singing were still spot on.


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Green Day's "American Idiot" is headed from disc to stage.

Michael Mayer, the Tony Award-winning director of "Spring Awakening," is adapting the trio's 2004 concept album -- which sold 12 million copies worldwide and won Grammy Awards for Best Rock Album and Record of the Year -- for the Berkeley Repertory Theatre on Green Day's home turf in California. The production will run Sept. 4-Oct. 11 to open the company's 2009-10 season, with tickets now on sale for early performances at


Sony Legacy is predicting solid first-week numbers for its reissue of Pearl Jam's 1992 album "Ten"—55,000 total copies sold and, remarkably, 10,000 copies of the collector's edition, which is selling for $140 on the band's Web site and for $124.99at Best Buy.

The sales of the collector's edition comes thanks to worldwide fan club pre-orders; Legacy Recordings/Sony Music VP of sales Scott Van Horn says the label predicts that during the first week of release it will sell 55,000 copies overall of the four versions of the reissue.