“Introducing the Beatles” was released on Vee Jay records in 1963. It is one of the most difficult albums to appraise as there are 15 variations of the originals, ranging in value from up to $350 to $20,000.00, and probably more counterfeits on the market than originals. There are several ways to spot an original from a fake. Perhaps the best way is by the label on the record. If both “The Beatles” and “Introducing the Beatles” are printed above the hole in the middle of the label, then chances are its real. If “Introducing the Beatles” is printed above the hole and “The Beatles” below the hole, then it’s a counterfeit. All known counterfeit records are listed and described on the “Mighty John’s Record Appraisal Guide” in the left hand column on this page ($39.95)
Elvis and the Beatles are among the most collectible recording artists of all time. Now you can order the “Complete Elvis and Beatles” listings for just $5.00. You’ll get the current market value for every Elvis and every Beatles record including all 45s, 78s, and albums. (over 2,000 records). If you have an Elvis or Beatles record not listed we will do any additional research for free. The listings are in Microsoft word and will be sent to your email address within 24 hours after your order is placed. To get your copy of the “Complete Elvis and Beatles” listings for $5.00 click on “Elvis/Beatles” at the top of the page.
Linda Scott from Queens, NY hit the charts twelve times in the 1960s. Her first hit was her biggest. “I’ve Told Every Little Star” was written by Oscar Hammerstein and Jerome Kern way back in 1932. Her big hit is found on both of her albums for Canadian American records. “StarLight Starbright” from 1960 and “Great Scott” from 1961 can each get you $150.00 today. Find the most up-to-date value of your records within 24 hours. Just click on “Online Appraisals” at the top of the page.
Tommy James and the Shondells was one of the most popular bands of the 1960s with classics like “I Think We’re Alone Now” and “Mony Mony.” But it all started with “Hanky Panky.” The song was first released in 1964 on Snap records and became a regional hit in Michigan. By the time the song became a national hit two years later the band had split up. Tommy James then had to put together an all new group of Shondells . The hit was a smash for Roulette records in 1966 but worth no more than $20.00. But the original Snap records version, showing Tommy Jackson as the writer, can get you $600.00 today. DON’T BUY OR SELL ANY RECORD UNTIL YOU GET THE TRUE VALUE FROM MIGHTY JOHN THE RECORD GUY.
The Beach Boys are proprietors of numerous hits Like “Surfin U.S.A.,” “Surfer Girl,” “Fun Fun Fun,” “Help Me Rhonda,” and “Good Vibrations,” all of which are worth money. But it’s one of their lesser-known 45s that we feature today. “Cool Cool Water” was originally written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love in the mid-1960s and eventually released as a single in 1971 on Reprise records. A copy can sell for $350.00 today.
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Jack Scott, born in Ontario, was one of the most prolific song-writers and hit-makers of the late 1950s and early 1960s, but he is not yet in the Rock N Roll Hall of fame where he definitely belongs. His first national hit was “My True Love,” which reached #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1958. More hits followed like “Burning Bridges” and “What in the World’s Come Over You.” The “Burning Bridges” album, released on Capitol records in 1964, can get you $150.00 today. Which other records by Jack Scott are worth more than $100.00? Find out with “Mighty John’s Record Appraisal Guide.” It’s available in the left hand column of this page. ($39.95)
Today we continue our series of the Billboard Top 10, this time from March 4,1965. Here are the current market values for each record in near-mint condition. The better the condition the more value.
10. Petula Clark… “Downtown”… $10.00
9. Gerry & the Pacemakers… “Ferry Cross the Mersey”…$20.00
8. Jewel Akens… “The Birds and the Bees”…$20.00
7. Roger Miller… “King of the Road” …$10.00
6. The Zombies… “Tell Her No” (with picture sleeve)…$50.00
5. The Beatles… “Eight Days a Week” (with picture sleeve)…$50.00
4. The Kingsmen… “Jolly Green Giant”…$10.00
3. Righteous Brothers… “You’ve Lost That Lovin Feelin
…$15.00 black vinyl….$3,000.00 green vinyl
2. Gary Lewis & the Playboys… “This Diamond Ring”…$20.00
1.The Temptations… “My Girl” (with picture sleeve)…$250.00
The Barbarians was a 1960s band who is best known for their only hit of “Are You a Boy or Are You a Girl.” They are also known for their drummer, Victor Moulton, whose nickname is Moulty. With a left hook instead of a left hand, he stood out among the other Rock N Roll drummers of the day. The Barbarians self-titled album containing their hit, released on Laurie records in 1965, can get you $100.00 today. Find the most up-to-date value of your records within 24 hours. Just click on “Online Appraisals” at the top of the page.
Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs were hot in the mid-1960s with hits like “Li’l Red Riding Hood” and “Ju Ju Hand.” But it’s the multi-million seller “Wooly Bully” that solidified their place in Rock N Roll history. “Wooly Bully” was Billboard’s Record of the Year in 1965, having stayed on the charts longer than any other single that year. Most copies are on M-G-M records and worth no more than $25.00. But find a copy on the original XL record label and that could get you $2,000.00 today. DON’T BUY OR SELL ANY RECORD UNTIL YOU GET THE TRUE VALUE FROM MIGHTY JOHN THE RECORD GUY.
Herman’s Hermits brought the song “Silhouettes” to # 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1965. But it’s the hit version by the Rays that lives in Rock N Roll history. In 1957 the Rays hit # 3 on the national charts. Their original Doo Wop 45 on XYZ records can get you $100.00. In 1958 Chess records released the EP “The Rays.” An original copy is worth up to $450.00 today. If you are not familiar with the Doo Wop records that are worth big money, you will find them all listed on the Mighty John’s Record Appraisal Guide, available in the left hand column. ($39.95)
Recording as Runt, Todd Rundgren released his first debut album “Runt” in 1970. However, Runt was regarded as a trio consisting of Rundgren, Hunt Sales on drums, and bass player Tony Sales. Previously, Rundgren was part of the group Nazz whose biggest hit was “Hello It’s Me.” The “Runt” album, released on Ampex/Bearsville records, is worth up to $100.00 today. Find the most up-to-date value of your records within 24 hours. Just click on “Online Appraisals” at the top of the page.