In rotation: 8/12/15

Today is “Vinyl Record Day.” Who knew?

The Smiths – The Stories Behind All 27 Of Their Provocative Album And Single Sleeves: “Ever wondered who each of the characters and faces adorning the covers of The Smiths records were? Here’s an exhaustive guide to each and everyone of their 27 single and album releases’ sleeves, and what they mean…”

Shwood Sunglasses Made from Vinyl Records: “Now, Shwood and Atlantic Records are capturing the attention of speakerheads with sunglasses made from vinyl records. If your history of Atlantic Records is rusty, they’ve represented everyone from Ray Charles and Cher to Ed Sheeran and The Notorius B.I.G.”

Rare ‘Manchester United Calypso’ record to be auctioned: “The 78 rpm vinyl record, by Edric Connor with Ken Jones and His Music, will go under the hammer at Adam Partridge auctioneers and valuers of Macclesfield on August 13. The song, originally recorded in 1955, is still sung regularly at Old Trafford, with the famous refrain: ‘Take a lesson, you will see, football taught by Matt Busby’.”

2 days early, collector buys sheets of new Elvis Presley stamps: “The covers, designed to look like the sleeve of a 45 rpm vinyl record, are dotted with circular cancellation marks bearing the date Aug. 10. Saks also received a receipt for his $23.52 purchase that bears the same date stamp.”

Vintage vinyl fair returns to Stourbridge: “The organisers of Kiki and Honey’s Vintage Fair will be holding their third record fair for Stourbridge vinyl fans later this month…The latest will take place at the town’s Talbot Hotel in Stourbridge High Street on Saturday August 29 – from 11am to 4pm.”

This entry was posted in A morning mix of news for the vinyl inclined. Bookmark the permalink. Trackbacks are closed, but you can post a comment.
  • SUPPORTING YOUR LOCAL INDIE SHOPS SINCE 2007


  • Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text
  • Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text