RNR News and Notes

The record resurgence is here ...while it may still be a streaming world - vinyl sales are set to surpass CD sales this year, according to the Recording Industry Association of America - who noted that vinyl sales are up 13% compared to last year.  

 

To coincide with the boom, an Australian Insurance company partnered with Record Collector magazine to come up with a list of the 50 most valuable vinyl records worldwide.

 

The list has the usual suspects - plenty of The Beatles, Queen, Elvis Presley ... but its the The Quarrymen, an early incarnation of the Beatles consisting of John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison, as well as pianist John Lowe and drummer Colin Hanton, top the list.  If you can get your hands on a copy of  their 1958 demo recording of Buddy Holly’s “That’ll Be the Day" - you could have a $350,000 record on your hands.

 

Here's the full list ... go check your collection to see you have any of these laying around! 

 

 

 

50. Steel City Connection – Dansation / Steel City Disco ($885)
49. Thrillers/Delta Cats – Last Dance / Unworthy Baby ($1,770)
48. The Velvet Underground & Nico – The Velvet Underground & Nico ($1,770)
47. Terea – Terea ($1,770)
46. Nirvana – Love Buzz / Big Cheese ($3,097.50)
45. World’s Experience Orchestra – The Beginning Of A New Birth ($3,540)
44. Tudor Lodge – Tudor Lodge ($3,540)
43. The Smiths – Hand In Glove / Handsome Devil ($3,540)
42. Stonewall – Stonewall ($3,540)
41. Pink Floyd – The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn ($3,540)
40. Nicholas Greenwood – Cold Cuts ($3,540)
39. Charlie Parker – Bird Blows The Blues ($3,540)
38. Brute Force – King Of Fuh / Nobody Knows ($3,540)
37. U2 – Three ($3,540)
36. Sun Ra – Super-Sonic Jazz ($4,425)
35. Madonna – Erotica ($4,425)
34. Prince – The Black Album ($5,310)
33. Michael Garrick Trio – Moonscape ($5,310)
32. Leonid Kogan and Elisabeth Gilels – Sonatas For Two Violins ($5,310)
31. Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin ($5,310)
30. Leaf Hound – Growers Of Mushroom ($5,310)
29. John Lennon and Yoko Ono – Unfinished Music No. 1. Two Virgins ($5,310)
28. Genesis – The Silent Sun / That’s Me! ($5,310)
27. Folkal Point – Folkal Point ($5,310)
26. Arthur Verocai – Arthur Verocai ($5,310)
25. Robert Johnson – I Believe I’ll Dust My Broom / Dead Shrimp Blues ($6,195)
24. Various – Our First Four ($7,080)
23. Sonny Clark – Cool Struttin’ ($7,080)
22. Lula Cortes e Ze Ramalho – Paebiru ($7,080)
21. Jutta Hipp – Jutta Hipp With Zoot Sims ($7,080)
20. Complex – Complex ($7,080)
19. Margarita Madrigal – Madrigal’s Magic Key To Spanish Volume 1 and 2 ($7,080)
18. Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody / I’m In Love With My Car ($7,965)
17. Olivia Newton-John – Xanadu ($8,850)
16. Hank Mobley – Hank Mobley ($8,850)
15. Charley Patton – Pony Blues / Banty Rooster Blues ($8,850)
14. Billy Nicholls – Would You Believe ($8,850)
13. The Beatles – Please Please Me ($10,620)
12. The Beatles – Introducing The Beatles ($12,390)
11. Elvis Presley – That’s All Right / Blue Moon Of Kentucky ($12,390)
10. The Rolling Stones – Street Fighting Man / No Expectations ($14,160)
09. The Beatles – Yesterday And Today ($14,160)
08. Junior McCants – Try Me For Your New Love / She Wrote It I Read It ($15,930)
07. The Beatles – The Beatles (White Album) ($17,700)
06. Sex Pistols – God Save The Queen / No Feelings ($17,700)
05. Dark – Dark Round The Edges ($17,700)
04. Darrell Banks – Open The Door To Your Heart / Our Love (Is In The Pocket) ($26,550)
03. Frank Wilson – Do I Love You (Indeed I Do) / Sweeter As The Days Go By ($44,250)
02. The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band ($123,900)
01. The Quarrymen – That’ll Be The Day / In Spite Of All The Danger ($354,000)