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Speaking to doo-wop royalty

Rich Rosen is known as “The King of Doo-wop.” The nickname’s not surprising for a man who has spent a lifetime searching for doo-wop’s rarest records.

Beyond Vinyl: Beatles reel fetches $5893

Going for $5,893, an authentic three-song Abbey Road recording reel was the star of Backstage Auction’s recent The Rockin’ Hot Summer Auction. Received by auction consignor Denny Somach after the “Beatles At Abbey Road” exhibition July through September in 1983, the 10-inch reel (recorded at 7 1/2 IPS) is a dub made direct from the original masters and was made to be played at the exhibition.