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Back in the early and mid 60s, recording artists and pop groups were only as cool as their newest single and picture sleeve.

 American pop stars like Neil Sedaka, Dion, Elvis Presley and Bobby Rydell released a number of 45s with picture sleeves during the early 60s. By the time The Beatles arrived in the U.S. in 64 it was standard practice for pop groups to be heard and, almost as importantly, seen on their newest singles. As a collector of singles from the biggest names in pop throughout most of the 60s, I wish Id have kept even a fraction of the 45s I had as a preteen and teenager. For the new on-line CD review web site Ive decided to put together my own little historic and nostalgic tribute to some of my favorite picture sleeves of the past forty years. Even if youre just getting into music today its not too late to gain insight into an art form that changed the pop music world forever - 
the 45 rpm picture sleeve


Our Selection 

Past Selections


Moody Blues

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Neil Sedaka Cat Stevens


David Bowie


Ziggy Stardust
The Beatles



Hank Marvin

Don't Talk


Jethro Tull



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Shadows Live


Rick Nelson

Chubby Checker


Brian Wilson & The Beach Boys


Don't Kill The Whale


John Lennon

Julian Lennon

ELO - clipped Melody Maker cover!, this one goes back!

Roy Wood



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