Tag Archives: 45

Market Watch: Garage-punk 45 rules the market playground

First up is an ultra-rare garage-punk single on the Sabra label, dating from 1966, by Los Angeles-based singer John English (who also sang with The Preachers). “One of the rarest garage 45s in existence,” says the seller — a claim backed up by the fact that a VG++ copy of this single sold for $7,600 on eBay in 2005. The single’s profile was no doubt boosted by the appearance of “I Need You Near” on Boulders Vol. 7.

Sound Advice: When are record flaws not really flaws?

As a huge collector/dealer of 45s, through the years, I’ve noticed on some copies what resembles a hairline crack in the vinyl.

I’ve opened cases of the same record and found the same thing in the same place on each one. I know these are factory flaws and do not affect play. I’ve flexed them at the flaw line to the near breaking point and sometimes past, but they never break at the flaw. Also, the flaws match up to each other on both sides.

Jeff Beck price guide

Values for Jeff Beck 45s and albums from Accord and Epic, excerpted from the Goldmine Standard Catalog of American Records, 1950 to 1975, 6th Edition, by Tim Neely.