Monday, July 27, 2009

Classic Rock Videos

RAMONES - Rock n Roll Highschool - 1980 - BBC Live

Beatles Records Increase In Value

I found this very interesting. Beatles vinyl will always be at a premium and this list shows the prices in 1976 and the value in 1996. These prices obviously have changed, but this is a great example of how the demand for Beatles records has driven the price upward.

Thirty rare Beatle records - what they were worth in 1976 & their value in 1996 (1976 value shown first followed by 1996 value)

(Note that the values given are for mint, sealed, or unique copies.
Values for copies in lesser grades would be much lower). 1976 Value 1996 Value

1. The Beatles & Frank Ifield ("Portrait" cover) stereo sealed $600.00 $20000.00

2. The Beatles & Frank Ifield ("Portrait" cover) stereo mint- $350.00 $7000.00

3. Introducing the Beatles, blank back mono mint- $125.00 $1200.00

4. Introducing the Beatles, brackets label stereo mint- $150.00 $1500.00

5. Songs, Pictures, and Stories of the Beatles (VJ LP) mono sealed $150.00 $2500.00

6. Beatleviews ‘66, interview LP mono mint $10.00 $150.00

7. Hear the Beatles Tell All mono sealed $150.00 $1000.00

8. Slippin’ and Slidin’, promo 45, Apple 1883 mono mint + $45.00 $300.00

9. Magical Mystery Tour, 16mm film reel stereo mint- $220.00 $400.00

10. Ram radio spots, original EMI 10" master mono mint $100.00 $1500.00

11. "Yesterday"... And Today, 1st state butcher mono sealed $300.00 $6000.00

12. Beatles vs Four Seasons stereo mint $300.00 $2000.00

13. Beatles ‘65, original Capitol black label mono sealed $35.00 $475.00

14. set of mono & stereo Butcher slicks (both) mint $750.00 $3000.00

15. entire set of all 28 Capitol and Apple Beatles singles,
WITH sleeves, including "Can't Buy Me Love" (set) mint- $300.00 $2500.00

16. Ain't She Sweet, Atco LP stereo mint- $40.00 $150.00

17. "Ringo" album w/long version of "Six O' Clock" stereo mint- $35.00 $150.00

18. Souvenir of Their Visit, VJ EP mono mint $25.00 $175.00

19. John Lennon "Roots" album stereo mint $70.00 $1500.00

20. The "Best of Tobe Milo Records" LP (both) sealed $8.00 $400.00

21. Let It Be Dialogue, one sided interview stereo mint $8.00 $75.00

22. Wings Over America, 3 LP test pressing stereo mint $100.00 $250.00

23. 4 x 4 Capitol EP 5365 stereo mint- $30.00 $250.00

24. Something New, original Capitol black label mono sealed $30.00 $550.00

25. "Yesterday"...And Today, pasteover mono mint- $250.00 $1000.00

26. Meet the Beatles, set of 12 different variations,
including record club both mint- $125.00 $600.00

27. The Early Beatles, original Capitol black label mono shrink $35.00 $200.00

28. Let It Be, boxed with book, UK stereo mint- $100.00 $250.00

29. Beatle solo 45s, complete set of all known variations,
90 different in all both mint- $450.00 $1200.00

30. Yellow Submarine, original Apple stereo sealed $7.00 $100.00

An Increase of more than 1100% ! Totals: $4,898 $56,375
When I get the time, I wil update the list to show the price in 2009 :O)


Top 5 eBay Vinyl Record Sales

Week Ending 07/25/2009

1. 45 - Brute Force "King Of Fuh" / "Nobody Knows" Apple 8 - $8,023.16

2. 78 - Dock Boggs "Old Rub Alcohol Blues" / "False Hearted Lover's Blues" The Lonesome Ace - $4,000.00
2. 78 - Dock Boggs "Lost Love Blues" / "Will Sweethearts Know Each Other There" The Lonesome Ace - $4,000.00

3. 45 - James Cotton "Cotton Crop Blues" / "Hold Me In Your Arms" Sun 206 - $3,050.00

4. 45 - Pink Floyd "Free Four" / "Absolutely Curtains" Odeon Japan Promo - $2,500.00

5. 7" - Elvis Presley "His Latest Flame" / "Little Sister" RCA Victor Compact Single - $2,200.00

As always, A special thank you to Norm at for this great data.

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Music News & Notes

Classical Gas

Classical music fans now have a fantastic site to find their favorite music, all for the price of $9.95 a month or $99.50 a year.

Classical Archives ( bills itself as "the ultimate classical music destination."

"Archives" delivers just about everything that today's classical-music fan might desire, and it does so in one, easy-to-navigate place. This includes both information galore and recordings that can be streamed (for free) or downloaded onto an mp3 player. Downloading an entire album ranges in price from under $10 to over $20. The cost of downloading a single movement is often less than a dollar. The quality of the streaming revealed a solid flow of sound, free of the breakups that are common on many radio-station sites.

The quantity of material at Classical Archives is formidable. This includes at least 620,000 tracks, 7,800 composers, 27,000 artists and 110 labels. That's more than enough material to keep even the most avid aficionado occupied his entire life.

The site provides detailed musicological information for each work: movements, genre, principal instruments, year of composition and key. Users may compare various recordings of a given work. Various terms are explained clearly, concisely and accurately, including instruments, genres and stylistic periods. Almost every composer gets a bio as well as a list of works, albums and "essentials," which are must-have items.

Some people may find all this overwhelming and not know where to begin. Fortunately, "Archives" offers several entry points. The site's homepage includes "featured" sections for composers, performers and new releases, with each one offering a column of recordings.

When it comes to composers, the site seems intent on serving all kinds of listeners, including the novice, the traditionalist and the more adventurous sort. You'll find the masters most everyone has heard of in a category called "The Greats," and you'll find them (and seemingly everyone else) in a "Composers" category.

Now, if they can only get with a company to re-release some of the classic music on 180 gram (or better) vinyl.


Deep Purple To Record New Album In February 2010

British hard rock legends Deep Purple has announced that they will begin recording their next studio album next February. Lead vocalist Ian Gillan stated: "I think we are ready to make another album. We’ve been talking about it for some time already. I think we’ll start to work on it next February."

"We go into the studio with absolutely nothing, no music or lyrics whatsoever. We sit in the kitchen, having some cup of tea, talk about families and football… Then we go into the room and play; six hours a day. After three days, some ideas begin to shape and we start to turn them into songs. To prepare the main lines takes about three weeks, to deal with lyrics, recording process and mixing also take two weeks. Since there have been many technological developments recently and we use them by recording the music in analog and mix it in digital to achieve the best result."


Led Zeppelin Singer Robert Plant Injured In Car Crash

Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant had a car crash with a drugs counselor. The rocker was driving his Audi A8 car when he collided with driver Richard Grant at a junction in North West London.

Grant - who is a counselor for charity Turning Point - was knocked unconscious and suffered whiplash in the smash, but came round to find the singer standing nearby.

Plant – whose car was damaged beyond repair in the accident - said: "My Mercedes is smashed up and I'm not in a good way."

Plant, 60, is not thought to have been seriously hurt in the accident.


Mute Math Reveal Album Cover For ‘Armistice’

Mute Math have revealed the album art for their upcoming new album ‘Armistice‘ due out August 18th, 2009.

This Date In Music History-July 27


Pete Yorn (1974)

Juliana Hatfield (1967)

Rex Brown – Pantera (1964)

Karl Mueller - Soul Asylum (1962)

Conway Savage - Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds (1960)

Duncan Cameron - Sawyer Brown (1956)

Michael Vaughn - Paper Lace (1950)

Maureen McGovern (1949)

Bobbie Gentry (1944)

Al Ramsey - Gary Lewis and the Playboys (1943)

Harvey Fuqua - Moonglows (1928)

They Are Missed:

The late Nick Reynolds of the Kingston Trio was born in 1933.

In 2001, Leon Wilkeson, bass player with Lynyrd Skynyrd, was found dead in a hotel room in Florida (age 49).

Louisiana bluesman Lightnin' Slim (real name Otis Hicks) died in Detroit in 1974 (age 61).

Singer Bobby Day ("Rock-in Robin") died of cancer in 1990 (age 60).

Bob Hope died in 2003 (age 100). The comedian topped the charts way back in 1938 with his signature tune "Thanks for the Memories."


Peggy Lee recorded her first hit record "Why Don’t You Do Right" in 1942.

The Bobbette's first and only Top Forty single, "Mr. Lee" entered the pop charts in 1957. The tune was about the trio's high school principal.

In 1958, fans of R&R music were warned that tuning into music on the car radio could cost them more money. Researchers from the Esso gas company said the rhythm of rock & roll could cause the driver to be foot heavy on the pedal, making them waste fuel. Drive 55 people…

Cass Elliot released her first solo single in 1968. “Dream a Little Dream of Me” had been recorded by Frank Sinatra, Frankie Laine and many others (#12 US - #11 UK).

John Denver started a two week run at #1 on the US singles chart in 1974 with “Annie's Song.” The song was a tribute to his wife and was written in 10 minutes while he was on a ski lift.

Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Sweet Home Alabama" was released in 1974.

In 1976, Bruce Springsteen sued his manager Mike Appel for fraud and breach of trust. The case dragged on for over a year, halting Springsteen's career. An out of court settlement was reached the following year.

Tina Turner filed for divorce from her husband Ike in 1976, ending their violent 16-year marriage and successful musical partnership.

In 1976, after a four-year court battle, John Lennon received his green card and was granted permanent residency status in the US. Authorities had wanted to deport him because of a previous drug arrest and because of his involvement with the radical left.

Alice Cooper's Indian art store in Scottsdale, Arizona was hit by a firebomb in 1979. Gone were $200,000 worth of artifacts and some of Cooper's gold records, which were stored in the back. Cooper said maybe a "disco-music freak" was responsible because he had been making some anti disco remarks. Yep, blame it on disco….

Madonna self-titled debut album was released in 1983.

Prince's first movie, "Purple Rain" opened nationally in 1984.

In 1986, Queen became the first western act since Louis Armstrong in 1964 to perform in Easton Europe when they played at Budapest's Nepstadion, Hungary, the gig was filmed and released as “Queen Magic in Budapest.”

A fan stabbed himself repeatedly with a hunting knife during a Los Angeles concert by the Cure in 1986. The fan told police he did it because he couldn't have the woman he loved. The 18,000 fans thought the stabbing was part of the show and cheered him on.

Jesus Jones went to #2 on the US chart in 1991 with “Right Here, Right Now.”

In 1991, Natalie Cole started a five-week run at #1 on the US album chart with “Unforgettable Love.”

Toni Braxton scored her first US #1 single in 1996 with “You're Makin' Me High” (#7 UK).

In 1996, The Spice Girls scored their first #1 UK single with “Wannabe.” Seven weeks at #1 the song won Best British-Written Single at the 1997 Ivor Novello Awards and Best Single at the 1997 Brit Awards. The Girl Power song became the best-selling single by a female group selling over six million copies worldwide.