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.
Sundazed Music has teamed up with Experience Hendrix, LLC to release a series of new 7-inch picture-sleeve vinyl singles featuring Jimi Hendrix.
In the new book “Put The Needle on the Record: The 1980s at 45 Revolutions Per Minute,” author Matthew Chojnacki shines a light on the artistry of picture sleeves. Here’s a sampling.
Everybody knows what it’s like to love a hobby. Some of us know what it’s like to love a job. But precious few get to experience the joy where vocation and avocation are one in the same.
Featuring a classic image from an iconic American rock group, “Surfin’ Safari” was the breakout record for The Beach Boys in 1962.
Got a favorite artist whose records were overlooked in the previous edition? Looking for greater detail about a specific genre or topic Want to share photos of labels, picture sleeves or album covers in your collection? Tell us about it.
How much is your record collection worth? It’s a question that demands some thought. Find the answers here about how to organize it, protect it, store it and display it.
Did Mick Jagger really ruin Buzzy Linhart’s music career? The way Buzzy remembers it, Mick sent out the word he wasn’t too pleased that the latest album by his band wasn’t getting as much radio attention as Pussycats Can Go Far by Buzzy Linhart.