In what she calls “the fan story of last century,” sociologist and author Candy Leonard shares the stories of scores of first-generation Beatle-lovers on what it was like to be an original fan. You won’t find interviews with band members, lovers, former roadies or anyone even remotely associated with The Beatles in “Beatleness;” these are the words a 9-year-old watching Ed Sullivan on Feb. 9, 1964, a 7-year-old who dreamed of marrying George Harrison, and the pre-teen who refused to cut his hair.
It’s been three years since Sebastian Bach lost his home to Hurricane Irene. He hasn’t rebuilt the house, but he’s working to rebuild his record collection.
Expert explains how to tell the difference between an authentic vintage concert T-shirt and a reproduction, plus how to care for and archive your wearables.
Collectors love to talk about want lists, equipment and favorite LPs. Twisted Sister’s Jay Jay French gives us a peek at how he collects and enjoys records.
History looks back on the British Invasion as a primarily 45-RPM revolution. Driven by singles, few LPs released by pond-hopping acts get much notice now.
Use these 10 Commandments to determine the real-world value of the records you buy, sell and collect — no mountain climbing or heavy stone tablets required.
When it comes to thrift-store record shopping, there are finds to be made. You just have to wade through Osmonds, Carpenters and oom-pah band records first.
It’s been 12 years since Jon Anderson made his last studio album with Yes. The album in question, “Magnification,” has a few other claims to fame, too.
I’ve compared many vinyl records with their digital counterparts, and mostly, the digital sound is a clean, but watered-down shadow of its analog original.
Dear record companies, dear musicians, dear design people: We want better protection for our investments. If we pay big bucks for a box set, package the CDs in jewel cases. If we are willing to pay the bucks for the cardboard packaging, we certainly will pay a few dollars more for jewel boxes! Most people who buy CDs do not treat them like trash. It’s a shame you currently do.