If you were a British musical act trying to make it in America, you didn’t have a prayer until The Beatles broke. Here are some of the memorable picture sleeves of the eras.
While many early female performers were teen idols or pop singers, plenty of others rocked every bit as hard as the boys. For those women who rock, we salute you with this edition of Picture Sleeve Archive.
The elusive nature of picture sleeves — which had limited press runs, were tacked to bedroom walls or thrown away by parents when their kids moved out of the house — has made the sleeves a hot property among collectors. In fact, many of the sleeves have become far more valuable than the discs they once held.