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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 www.mwe3.com 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

Starman

Ziggy Stardust
The Beatles

Revolution

 

Hank Marvin

Don't Talk

 

Jethro Tull

Dion

 
Elvis

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Shadows Live

Jimbo

Rick Nelson

Chubby Checker

 

Brian Wilson & The Beach Boys

Yes

Don't Kill The Whale

 

John Lennon

Julian Lennon

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

Roy Wood

 

   


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