In rotation: 12/7/15

Ringo Starr’s Personal ‘White Album’ Sells for World Record $790,000: Ringo Starr’s personal copy of the Beatles’ The White Album, numbered No.0000001, sold for a world record $790,000 Saturday at the Julien’s Live auction of instruments and items from Starr and wife Barbara Bach’s estate. Starr’s White Album carried a pre-auction estimate of $40,000 to $60,000, a number that was easily shattered during bidding.

Tesco to stock range of vinyl albums following Iron Maiden LP success: Tesco music buyer Michael Mulligan said: “Our trial selling vinyl this summer was a real success with all our stock selling out and this really proved to us just how popular the vinyl album format is again with music fans…”

Quentin Tarantino taps Jack White’s Third Man Records to release special edition vinyl soundtrack of ‘The Hateful Eight’: In the true spirit of resurrecting seemingly obsolete media, Quentin Tarantino will not only show The Hateful Eight on 70mm in limited theaters, but its soundtrack, from legendary composer Ennio Morricone, will be released on vinyl in the U.S. on Jack White’s label, Third Man Records.

Record man! Elton John spotted shopping for vinyl in local Sydney store during a break from his ‘All the Hits’ world tour: The 68-year-old superstar surprised shopkeeper Chris Sammut when he stopped by Repressed Records to pick up some vintage vinyl from English rockers like Roxy Music, T-Rex, and The Blockheads.

First new vinyl record presses hit the market after a 30-year break: The production capacity for vinyl records is increasing for the first time in about 30 years as a German start-up company and U.S. mold maker and parts supplier get back into the groove of building new presses.

Vancouver Weekend: We’re Thinking….Vinyl Record Shops: Need something to do this weekend? Here are five off-the-beaten-track record stores that will have you dusting off your turntable in no time.

Record store Blackbird Myoozik flies south to Calgary: “Now it’s gone full circle. CDs are out now and vinyl is back in. It’s kind of an easy sell in a way because people have already heard [the music they’re buying]. They’ve had it on their iPods for months already, but then they decide that they really want to have that slab of vinyl and that artifact and that whole experience…”

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