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Who Were The First Group To Release Their Record...

 
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Mark Mayhew



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 12:48 pm    Post subject: Who Were The First Group To Release Their Record... Reply with quote

..by way of a picture disk.

My thanks to Richard Allinson for this piece of trivia Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I must have missed this...
The Who?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Curved Air were apparently the first UK band to release a picture disc, in 1970.

However, picture discs have been around (apparently) since the late 1930s. Vogue Records released 78s in the late 1940s with illustrations under the clear vinyl.

Adolf Hitler (okay, so he's not a group!) also released a 7" picture disc of one of his speeches back in 1939.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting.

According to Richad Allinson it was not Curved Air-4 years too early.

I will take it up with RA directly.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There were picture discs as far back as the 1930s. Children's records like Popeye etc. Even Adolf Hitler issued a picture disc!

The really collectable ones today are a jazz set of about 70 issued in US by Vogue Records in the late 1940s.

As for British records I recall seeing one from the late 1940s years ago, I think it was singer Sam Browne but not sure, can't remembr the name of label even.

John W

edit: soz Cherskiy, just noticed your posting
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to Richard Allinson the answer is the Cars with their record "My Best Friends Girlfriend".
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't believe everything Allinson says. He just repeats trivia that he's heard which may not be correct in the first place
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You know this to be true then. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it's true. Mind you I am just repeating what someone else told me

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Which single was released with a Newspaper Cover?

and I don't mean that it came free with the Mail on Sunday...Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rachel wrote:
Which single was released with a Newspaper Cover?

and I don't mean that it came free with the Mail on Sunday...Smile


I've got an ALBUM with newspaper on it, one of the John&Yoko ones, was it a single from that?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not the one I'm thinking of... Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was Public Image by Public Image Ltd


I found a copy for sale on e-bay if you'd like to see it...


http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/PUBLIC-IMAGE-LTD-Public-Image-7%22-Newspaper-slv-Punk_W0QQitemZ110321672122QQcmdZViewItemQQimsxZ20081205?IMSfp=TL081205123003r32177
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A-ha! That one.

For reference, the new edition of Record Collector's Rare Record Price Guide lists this at 15 in Mint condition (= about 12 in Excellent, 8 in v good)
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As I mentioned above there was a popular series of picture discs on the Vogue label back in 1947 by bands/groups (rather than by, before then, commercials or fascist dictators).

Here's two sides of one, by the singing group 'The King's Jesters'.



Tell Richard Allinson about that one!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow John, that's pretty- I like that.
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