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Early American record sleeve art has played a huge part in the development of Rock and Roll and Western popular culture. Before the days of MTV, it was one of the few ways, aside from performance footage, in which visuals were tied to the songs in a mass-media package. The 45 rpm picture sleeve was often a fleeting document of music history, as many of the sleeve images disappeared once the singles ran their course.
Author Jeff Marcus takes you on a musical journey covering Rock and Roll s golden years of the mid 1950s through the 1960s. A History of Collectible American 45 RPM Record Sleeves is jam packed with information covering 117 artists and 157 fabulous, full color photos of classic and rare vinyl single picture sleeves-many of which are published here for the first time! With stories behind the artists or their releases, and a rarity scale accompanying each entry, this indispensable book provides the visual history of Rock and Roll in a format that will delight music lovers, collectors, and historians alike.
Volume I catalogs the Fifties and Sixties picture sleeves from the likes of Rock and Roll originators Elvis, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, and Buddy Holly to those of The Beach Boys, Stevie Wonder, The Ventures, Bob Dylan, The Four Seasons, Motown, The Beatles, and many more. Discover American music history through the pictures of various teen idols, one hit wonders, novelty acts, and legends left behind.
A perfect gift for music aficionados and a great conversation-starter for your coffee table, A History of Collectible American 45 rpm Record Sleeves is the long-awaited chronicle of a lost art form and a wonderful addition to book collections worldwide.