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Are 45 RPM records worth anything?

Rock and roll and R&B 45s with the cardboard sleeves are worth at least $20, with many being worth more than $200. First pressings of albums have more value than second, third, or subsequent pressings. They are referred to as the “originals” that were purchased when the record first hit the charts.

How many 45s does a jukebox hold?

Holds 70 45 RPM Records.

Are 45 RPM records still made?

The arrival of the compact disc in the 1980s severely curbed production of LP and 45 discs. Sales of both dropped quickly and most major label record companies stopped releasing them in large amounts by the early 1990s. However, both are still being produced to this day.

Why do singles play at 45 RPM?

Scientifically speaking, the longer wave-lengths, the smaller angles in the grooves and the less complicated geometry at 45 RPM help to cut very precise grooves with even the finest details. With a higher rotation speed, of course, the available playing time per side is reduced at 45 RPM.

Why do 45s have a large hole?

A larger hole allowed the sudden rotational forces to be distributed over a greater distance (π x 1.5; about 4.712 inches), reducing wear and allowing the hole to stay rounder longer. This was especially important for the jukebox industry. In the 1930s, ’40s, and ’50s, jukeboxes were big, big business.

What is most played jukebox song?

Moreover, according to the Amusement and Music Operators Association, Patsy Cline’s “Crazy” is the most-played song on jukeboxes in the United States.

How much did a 45 record cost in 1974?

Sales of 45-rpm singles have been declining fairly steadily through the 1980’s, and the last year in which 200 million singles were sold was 1974, before the price of a single went over $1.

How much did a 45 RPM record cost in 1960?

So how much did it cost to buy these records in the 1960s? Records could normally be purchased for $2-$4 depending on if you purchased the record in mono or stereo. In today’s dollars that means a new record would cost around $17-$35 per record!