A few days ago, we added to the left side of this homepage, a section listing Canadian record fairs to come. Yesterday, London held its London Record Show, and in early November, three records shows will take place across the country. Victoria and Toronto, as well as Québec City, where we will be present to feature our new Variations 1 book. We hope to see you there!
If you are aware of other shows to come, please let us know so we can add them to our list!
Meanwhile, we hope you will find many amazing gems at these fantastic events!
Singer, song writer and guitarist Charles Edward Anderson (Chuck) Berry is 87 today.
Best wishes to a true Rock And Roll pioneer on his birthday.
Mr. Berry was a towering influence on The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys and many others.
Here's to many more Chuck !
You have guessed it, time for the overview of interesting sales that happened in the past few weeks!
What seems to be mint sealed copies of retro rainbow pressings of the first two Pink Floyd albums, Pipers at the Gates of Dawn and A Saucerful of Secrets have sold for 58$ and 59$ respectively. Although they are reissues, they end up being almost harder to find than original pressings! Otherwise, the canceled Animals album House of the Rising Sun has sold for 40$, while both the Yardbirds' classic Over Under Sideways Down and the Manfred Mann Return sold for 50$. Other Yardbirds album always sell well, their first album Heart Full Of Soul sold for a whopping 425$! while Having A Raveup, sold for 70$.The Dave Clark Five also saw a few of their albums sell for a handsome price: three rare Instrumental album copies sold for 63$, 67$ and 29$, and At The Scene for 25$.
Another classic 6000 series band, the Hollies saw a few of their albums change hands. Indeed, Love n' Flowers for 34$, and Look Through Any Window for 54$. Otherwise, our uniquely Canadian bands The Esquires and The Staccatos sold for around 33$ each, while other albums like rare T-6004 Searchlight Tattoo, Canada Observed and Matt Monro's Great Songs From The Movies all sold for around 10$ each. Finally, The rarely seen National Band Of the Canadian Armed Forces sold for 25$.
In the Beatles department, the cool Big Hits From England And The USA sold for 25$, while the uniquely Canadian purple pressing of Meet The Beatles with the extra "don't" has sold for 28$. A Columbia pressing of Let It Be on the retro rainbow label sold for 10$, a previously unconfirmed 3rd generation orange Beatles Second Album sold for 12$, and another Let It Be box set sold for 230$. A mono second pressing of Rubber Soul in the shrink sold for 26$, and a cool Purple splash marble vinyl of Sgt Pepper's with the sticker sold for 48$. A rare first pressing of Twist And Shout with the promotional picture insert sold for around 250$, while a nice copy of Harrison's Wonderwall sold for 16$.
As for singles, an unplayed This Boy 45 sold for 29$, Mary Hopkin's Le Temps des Fleurs for 25$ while an empty white Beatles On Apple sleeve sold for 68$! George Martin's UA 750 A Hard Day's Night single sold for 30$ with a punch hole in it, and finally, a very rare series of radio station copies of early Beatles singles, including the Dick James pressing of Please Please Me, a first pressing of Love Me Do and an early pressing of She Loves You sold for 300$ and a few other 45s in exchange.
If you have bought or sold an interesting record lately, and you think it fits with the content of this column, you can email us at to inform us. Who knows, it might just make it in our next Recent Sales entry!