Thursday, June 17, 2010

Top Selling Vinyl Records Sales at eBay - April 2010

Here is the month in review of the top selling ebay vinyl record sales, on a weekly basis, for April of 2010. First and foremost, a special thank you to Norm and Jane at  and Vinyl Record Talk for putting together this interesting data.

The honor of our top seller for the month of April 2010 belongs to Queen with a 'red' vinyl copy of the LP "The Works," which sold for an even $9,000. Next up is a 45 rpm record by 45 - Margaret Little "Love Finds A Way" / "I Need Some Loving" Genebro which came in at $7,099.00.

A "Sgt Pepper" Mono UK Pressing Complete by the Beatles comes in third at - $6,122.80. In forth place is an LP by various artists called "Black-Out: New Sounds Of '70" (Century), which sold for a surprising $5,801.00.

Week Ending 04/03/2010

1. LP - Queen "The Works" Red Vinyl Columbia - $9,000.00

2. LP - various artists "Black-Out: New Sounds Of '70" Century - $5,801.00

3. 45 - Phil Gray & His Go Boys "Bluest Boy In Town" / "Pepper Hot Baby" Rhythm Records 101 - $3,750.00

4. 45 - The Beatles "Strawberry Fields" / "Penny Lane" Acetate rough mix - $3,148.30

5. LP - Horace Parlan, George Tucker, Al Harewood "Us Three" Blue Note 4037 Mono - $2,669.00

Week Ending 04/10/2010

1. 45 - Margaret Little "Love Finds A Way" / "I Need Some Loving" Genebro - $7,099.00

2. LP - Apple "An Apple A Day" Page One - $4,062.29

3. 45 - Queen "Bohemian Rhapsody" / "I'm In Love With My Car" EMI 2375 Blue Vinyl - $3,400.00

4. 10" - Geroges Enesco "Beethoven Sonate a Kreutzer" Columbia FC 1058 Mono - $3,260.00

5. 78 - Fury Lewis "Mistreatin' Mamma" / "Fury's Blues" Victor - $3,183.33

Week Ending 04/17/2010

1. LP - John Heartsman And Circles "Music Of My Heart" Private - $4,200.00

2. LP - Puleo (self titled) Private Press - $2,500.00

3. 45 - Elvis Presley (self titled) EP SDP-23 - $2,485.00

4. 45 - Bill Swing "Messed Up" / "Intoxicated Blues" Burton - $2,035.00

5. LP - Beethoven / Mozart Di Torino "Quartetto Viotti Del Circolo Delgi" Cetra - $2,025.00

5. LP - Beethoven / Mozart Di Torino "Quartetto Viotti Del Circolo Delgi" Cetra - $2,025.00

Week Ending 04/24/2010

1. LP - De Vito Bach Mozart "Violin Concerto" HMV UK Pressing - $4,173.00

2. LP - Frank Frost "Hey Boss Man" Phillips - $3,500.00

3. 12" - Senait "Rock Me" Private Press - $3,050.00

4. LP - Pink Floyd "The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn" Odeon Japan Red Vinyl - $3,000.00

5. 45 - Nirvana "Love Buzz" 243/1000 Sub Pop - $2,399.99

Week Ending 05/01/2010

1. LP - The Beatles "Sgt Pepper" Mono UK Pressing Complete - $6,122.80

2. 45 - Benny Cliff "Shake 'em Up Rock" / "The Breaking Point" Drift - $2,827.77

3. 45 - U2 "All I Want Is You" / "Unchained Melody" # K805 Australian Purple Vinyl - $2,680.00

4. LP - David Wiffen "At The Bunkhouse Coffeehouse" Canada - $2,606.00

5. LP - Rolling Stones MFSL Box Set SEALED - $2,500.00

More on this month's top sellers on Vinyl Record Talk, Tuesday 8:00PM Eastern / 4:00PM Pacific on Radio Dentata. /

This Date In Music History - June 17


Dickie Doo - Dickie Doo and The Don'ts (1939)

Norman Kuhlke - Swinging Blue Jeans (1942)

Chris Spedding - session guitarist. Worked with Donovan, David Essex, Lulu, Dusty Springfield, Jack Bruce, Eno, Bryan Ferry, The Wombles, The Sharks and Solo (1944)

Barry Manilow - Has scored over 25 US Top 40 singles - selling over 75 million records worldwide. Had the 2006 US #1 album ‘The Greatest Songs of the Fifties.’ Ironically, he did not write his #1 hit "I Write The Songs," which was written by Bruce Johnston. (1946)

Greg Rolie - Santana (1947)

Philip Chevron - Pogues (1957)

Jello Biafra - Dead Kennedys (1958)

Michael Monroe - Hanoi Rocks (1962)

Kevin Thornton - Color Me Bad (1969)

They Are Missed:

In 1954, guitarist Danny Cedrone died following a freak accident; 10 days after he had recorded the lead guitar break on "Rock Around The Clock" with Bill Haley and His Comets. Session player Cedrone was paid $21 for his work on the session, as at that time Haley chose not to hire a full-time guitarist for his group. He died of a broken neck after falling down a staircase.

Born on this day in 1930, Cliff Gallup, guitarist, Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps, (1956 US #7 single 'Be-Bop-A-Lula'). Gallup died of a heart attack on October 9, 1988.

Born today in 1947, Glenn Buxton - Alice Cooper Band. He died October 19th 1997.

Born on this day in 1947, Paul Young, singer, Sad Cafe, Mike and the Mechanics. Died on July 15, 2000.

In 2005, throat cancer claims the life of Soul Asylum bassist Karl Mueller at age 41. One of the group's founding members, Mueller passes away in his hometown, Minneapolis.


In 1955, after a month of booking gigs in larger venues in Dallas and Houston, Colonel Tom Parker arranged a meeting with Elvis Presley's manager, Bob Neal, resulting in an agreement that saw the Colonel handle Presley's gigs and career strategy from that point on.

The Elvis Presley/Ann-Margret film, 'Viva Las Vegas' opened in the US in 1964.

Jay & the Americans recorded "Come A Little Bit Closer" in 1964.

In 1965, working at Abbey Road studios in London, the Beatles completed work on the new Paul McCartney song "Yesterday" with the overdubbing of an additional vocal track by McCartney and a string quartet. They also recorded "Act Naturally" for Ringo's vocal contribution on the ‘Help!’ album and the song "Wait," in four takes. "Wait" will not be included on ‘Help!’, it was included on the following LP, ‘Rubber Soul’.

The Kinks and the Moody Blues made their US concert debut at the Academy of Music in New York City in 1965.

In 1967, Moby Grape released 5 singles simultaneously on CBS Records.

The Hollies' "Carrie Ann" was released in 1967.

In 1969 - Charles Mingus came out of a two-year, self-imposed retirement to make a concert appearance at the Village Vanguard in New York City.

Carole King went to #1 on the US album chart in 1971 with ‘Tapestry’ for the first of 15 consecutive weeks. The album contained "It's Too Late," "I Feel the Earth Move," "Will You Love Me Tomorrow?" and "You've Got a Friend."

Paul McCartney released "Mary Had a Little Lamb" in 1972.

Don McLean earned his first UK #1 single in 1972 with "Vincent." The song was written about the 19th century artist Vincent Van Gogh. The song is played daily at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.

The Rolling Stones album 'Exile On Main Street' started a four-week run at the top of the US charts in 1972 (also #1 in the UK).

Dolly Parton recorded "I Will Always Love You" in RCA's Studio "B" in Nashville. Written for her one-time partner and mentor, Porter Wagoner (the two were splitting professionally at the time).

Steve Winwood released his first solo album, "Steve Winwood" in 1977.

In 1978, Andy Gibb became the first solo artist in the history of the US charts to have his first three releases reach #1, when "Shadow Dancing" hit the top of the chart. Spending seven weeks at #1, it became the best selling single in the US in 1978.

Led Zeppelin began their last tour in 1980.

In 1987, Florida real estate agent Vittoria Holman sued Motley Crue and their concert promoter for hearing loss allegedly incurred at a concert in December 1985. Holman and her daughter had front row seats less than 10 feet (3 meters) from the speakers. The case was settled out of court with the band's insurance company paying Holman over $30,000.

New Kids On The Block went to #1 on the US singles chart in 1989 with "l'll Be Loving You Forever," the group's first US #1 hit.

Rod Stewart set an attendance record for Wembley Stadium in 1995 with a concert crowd of over 90,000.

A teenage girl was crushed to death during a gig by Hole at the Hultsfred Festival, Sweden in 1999.

In 2006, the Who (or is it actually Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend and backing musicians) return to the scene of one of their most famous gigs, England's Leeds University ("Live At Leeds"), to launch their ‘06 tour. A commemorative plaque marking the ‘70 concert is unveiled.

Judas Priest unleashes "Nostradamus" in 2008. The limited edition deluxe double CD is housed in a 48-page hardbound book package with an insert containing an exclusive code for one free general admission ticket to see Judas Priest on the Metal Masters Tour. The 23-track CD features instrumental interludes and incorporates orchestration and a choir.

Wolf Parade’s "At Mount Zoomer" was released in 2008.