Are 45 rpm records still produced?

Are 45 rpm records still produced?

All 45s made since 1971 have been pressed in stereo and have the same fidelity output as CDs – i.e., 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz – a credit to the RCA engineers more than 50 years ago. Unfortunately, during the 1990s “oldie” (reissue) 45s were discontinued by the record manufacturers because of decining sales.

When did they stop making 45 rpm records?

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. In the meantime, sales of albums have fluctuated, cassette sales have increased and compact-disk sales have exploded.

Are old 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.

What years were 45 records made?

The names are derived from its play speed, 45 rpm (revolutions per minute), and the standard diameter, 7 inches. The 7-inch 45 rpm record was released 31 March 1949 by RCA Victor as a smaller, more durable and higher-fidelity replacement for the 78 rpm shellac discs.

What 45 rpm records are the most valuable?

The most valuable vinyl records on Earth, from The Beatles to The Sex Pistols

  • The Sex Pistols, God Save The Queen canceled single: $10,000 to $20,000.
  • Frank Wilson, Do I Love You (Indeed I Do) 45 rpm in plain sleeve: $37,000.
  • Aphex Twin, Caustic Window test pressing: $46,000.

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!

What do I do with old 45 records?

How to Dispose of Old Vinyl Records

  1. Sell old vinyl records on eBay.
  2. Sell records at a garage sale or flea market.
  3. Place a classified ad in your local paper or in your local area of Craigslist.
  4. Call your local library and see if they accept donations of vinyl records.

Does anyone buy 45 records?

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What can you do with old 45 records?

10 DIY Projects for Your Old Vinyl Records

  • Wall Art:
  • Dream Catcher:
  • Clock:
  • Frame the Album Covers:
  • Make a Mirror Frame:
  • Record Hat & Coat Rack:
  • Record Cupcake Stand:
  • Vinyl Record Bookends:

How do I know if my vinyl records are valuable?

Label Variations One album, 6 labels. One is worth $10; one is worth $10,000! A significant factor in determining a vinyl record’s value is the label on the record itself. A given album or single might have been released with several different labels on the disc itself, even among releases by the same record company.

How much did a 45 cost in 1968?

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Cumulative price change 684.49%
Average inflation rate 3.96%
Converted amount ($45 base) $353.02
Price difference ($45 base) $308.02
CPI in 1968 34.800

How much were record players in the 60s?

In 1960, a much cheaper car record player offered as a Chrysler option came on the market: the RCA Victor auto “Victrola.” It cost $51.75 ($410.47 today) and you could play your own 45s on it. We bought one and tested it in the lab and on the road.