102 Years Of The Melbourne Cup vinyl

After going through my collection of vinyls over the weekend i came across quite an unusual vinyl i had lying around it was the race calls of the last 102 years of the Melbourne Cup.

It definitely does not rank in my top vinyls although i spent the day listening to the many calls of the Melbourne Cup spanning 100 years which brought back memories of some of the races of the past including the Melbourne Cup win of Phar Lap which i had not heard before.

I must have purchased 102 Years Of The Melbourne Cup without thinking as i can’t recall doing so but it was cheap ($2).

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Collecting Elvis Vinyl Records

The so-called baby boomers (people who were born in 1950s) can never forget Elvis Aaron Presley. He was born January 8, 1935 and, due to drug abuse as rumors said, he died August 16, 1977 at the age of 42. He was considered the most popular singer and most important figure in America during the 20th century. He was the leading person who popularized the sound of rock and roll, that’s why he was called The King of Rock and Roll. During his early career, he was called Hillbilly Cat and the King of the Western Bop, and then nicknamed Elvis the Presley, because of his suggestive performance in the stage.

Elvis had versatile voice, and his solo album was the best selling in the history of popular music. His first concert was the Aloha from Hawaii, and it was broadcasted globally via satellite and about 1.5 billion viewers were recorded. His concerts were almost always successful. Elvis won three Grammy awards, and at the age of 36 he received the Grammy Achievement Award.

Elvis Presley is not just called The King for nothing, he stimulated social change for young people through his popular music.  Some ask this question in musical history, “Who was the most important figure in musical history Elvis or The Beatles”?  Without Elvis, the rock and roll could have not been existed. The Beatles was the group who rivaled Elvis, but for everybody’s information, the group was very much a fan of the king. To note the first songs of The Beatles are Rock and Roll which inspired by Elvis Presley.

Elvis’ recordings are original and really the collecting pieces of history and since Elvis was so popular, his vinyl record albums are now known as the most expensive vinyl collection. He was able to make more or less 70 popular and sellable albums in which most collectors are dying to collect. When we talk about the Elvis’s original album, it is worth a fortune.

Since the collection of Elvis albums are quite costly, many took advantage of the prices and there are those who made fake albums of The King’s songs. The most expensive vinyl record of Elvis in the market today is the album Can’t Stop Loving You, its worth is about 8,000.00 USD. Acquiring these for your collection will be very expensive so it would be more advisable to seek help from the experts. They know which is real and which is not because have their ways to discover it. There are people who had the original copies bought during their younger days, some of the copies are still incredible but some are not well handled so these vinyl records can’t be played anymore due scratches. These people sometimes because of financial hardship will have garage sale to dispose these records.


Beatles Vinyl Records

Vinyl records came into the circulation in 1931 when it was first pioneered initially by RCA and afterwards by Columbia in the late 30’s. The vinyl was the “in” thing then until the compact disc was introduced by Philips to the music market. And the compact disc nearly obliterated the production and sales of the vinyl records. However, in 2006, somehow there came a resurgence of the vinyl records and the trade has been steadily increasing in demand. The first vinyl was manufactured in analog format but a new technology came into place and the new vinyl records are digitally-recorded.

There was a fear of the loss classic music the way it was supposed to be listened to, using the medium of vinyl records. In fact, there are a lot of music out there which were recorded originally on vinyl but where never transferred to cassette tape or compact disc and most of these will be forgotten in the coming years since nobody took the time to convert them into a more durable storing medium. However, the more popular ones are of course understandable saved from annihilation and were re-recorded and even as the music industry puts it re-mastered into compact discs and DVDs.

And most likely written ahead on this list would be the infamous The Beatles. Touted as the most popular band in the world, The Beatles had their share of good times and even when they disbanded, their records still sold millions around the world. Up until this day, throngs of Beatles fanatics continue to patronize their albums, and that is the reason why Beatles Vinyl records are very expensive and hard to find.

Many enthusiasts collect as many Beatles memorabilia as they can and vinyl records, especially those in mint condition come as very high commodity. Beatles vinyl albums as rare as The Beatles’ The Second Album, the very rare Hey Jude Album, the first Press Beatles Second Album Super Rare German, the Help Album, Beatles Why, All You need Is Love, Let It Be, And I Love Her, At The Hollywood Bowl, Almost Grown, Can’t Buy Me Love, Do You Want To Know A Secret, Eight Days A Week, From Me To You, Good Day Sunshine, and more than a hundred more.

These albums are what made Beatles probably the most important iconic band in the world. Almost all modern rock bands nowadays will not be able to deny the influence The Beatles has in the modern music scene. These Beatles Vinyl albums are the silent proof that at one time, The Beatles lorded the airwaves.