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Without a doubt one of the founding fathers of 1950s Rock N Roll was Big Joe Turner. Standing at 6’2’’ and weighing over 300 lbs., he was a force to be reckoned with when in 1954 he unleashed on an unsuspecting world the classic “Shake, Rattle, and Roll” with its risqué lyrics and unrelenting beat. The 45 on Atlantic Records can now sell for $200.00. In 1987 Big Joe was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 1956 Atlantic Records released his debut album “Boss of the Blues.” An original copy can get you $350.00 today.
Promo or DJ copies sent to radio stations can often be worth much more than the stock copies sold in stores. In 1970, Motown sent radio stations gold vinyl copies of “ABC” by the Jackson 5 in a sleeve that indicated that “ABC” had reached gold status faster than any record in the history of Motown. The gold vinyl single is worth up to $250.00 today. Add up to another $250.00 for the sleeve.
Three years prior to her death Jazz great Billie Holiday, also known as Lady Day, released her 10th and final album for Clef records. The title song “Lady Sings the Blues” has become an American standard. And if there was any lady who really knew, lived, and sang the Blues it was Billie Holiday. “Lady Sings the Blues” is also the title of her autobiography. The album, released in 1956, can get you $300.00 today.
“Are You Experienced” was the debut album for Jimi Hendrix and featured the Rock classic “Purple Haze.” Rolling Stone magazine lists “Are You Experienced” at #15 on its list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. The value depends on the color of the record label. Released on Reprise records, a brown label copy is worth no more than $10.00. An orange and brown label can get you $20.00, and a label that’s green, pink, and brown as seen here is worth up to $150.00.
Following the breakup of the Beatles, George Harrison released his first solo album “All Things Must Pass.” Produced by the legendary Phil Spector, the album contains two of Harrison’s biggest hits, “What is Life” and “My Sweet Lord.” The “My Sweet Lord” 45 with picture sleeve can now sell for $50.00. The “All Things Must Pass” album cover, showing Harrison sitting among scattered garden gnomes, is a reflection of his break from the Beatles. Issued by Apple records, the 3-record set is worth up to $100.00 today.
On this day March 24,1966 the Beatles pose for the cover of their next album. The picture shows the Beatles dressed at butchers holding chopped up dolls and raw meat. After much objection, the album is re called and re issued with a non-controversial cover. The album is called “Yesterday and Today.” 1966 mono copies with the cover showing the Beatles gathered around a trunk are worth up to $300.00. Original 1966 stereo copies with the “butcher” cover currently hold a value up to $15,000.00 although 3 have sold for $25,000.00 each.
The EP, extended play album, is the size of a 45, usually with 2 or 3 songs on each side. Many can be quite valuable, especially by the Doo Wop groups of the 50s. The Platter’s EP “The Platters Sing for Only You,” released by Federal records in 1956, and the Flamingos’ EP “Goodnight Sweetheart,” released by End records in 1959, can each get you $600.00 today
The second album for England’s Pink Floyd “A Saucerful of Secrets” came in the summer of ’68. It was the last album for Sid Barrett and the first for David Gilmour. Released by Tower records, the value depends on the color of the record label. A striped label makes the album worth up to $100.00, but a copy with an orange label can sell for $300.00 today.
One-hit-wonders have been a major part of the biggest chart-busters in the history of Rock N Roll. In 1960 Billy Bland had his 15 minutes of fame with the Billboard top-10 hit “Let the Little Girl Dance.” Released on Old Town records, the black vinyl 45 is worth no more than $25.00. However, a gold vinyl copy can get you $1,000.00 today.