What Are Some Antique Albums?


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Some antique albums include The Quarrymen?s ?That?ll Be the Day? single, The Sex Pistols? ?God Save the Queen? single and the alternate cover edition of The Beatles? ?Yesterday and Today.? As of 2015, these collectible records are some of the most valuable in existence.

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What Are Some Antique Albums?
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The Quarrymen are notable for including members John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison, all of whom went on to form The Beatles. The band?s 1958 single, ?That?ll Be the Day? backed with ?In Spite of All the Danger,? is the group?s only known recording, making it among the most valuable records of all time. The band pressed only one copy, which remained in the hands of keyboardist John Duff Love until 1981, when he sold it to McCartney, who produced a small run of copies for friends.

Punk icons The Sex Pistols released their single ?God Save the Queen? on A&M Records in 1977, but the label quickly dropped the band due to their confrontational antics and recalled all copies of the record. Only about 300 copies of the record remain, with many belonging to former A&M executives.

The American release of The Beatles? 1966 album ?Yesterday and Today? sported a controversial cover, which showed the band dressed in butchers? aprons and surrounded by raw meat and plastic doll parts. Capitol Records quickly recalled the off-color cover and changed it, making the few copies that sold extremely valuable.

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