Category: Start / Web Links / Record Information Author Jeff Marcus takes you on a musical journey covering Rock and Rollís golden years of the mid 1950s through the 1980s. A History of Collectible American 45 RPM Record Sleeves is jam packed with information covering 355 artists and 433 fabulous, full color photos of classic and rare vinyl single picture sleeves-many of which are published here for the first time- in a two volume series! With stories behind the artists or their releases, and a rarity scale accompanying each entry, these indispensable books provide the visual history of Rock and Roll in a format that will delight music lovers, collectors, and historians alike.
Early American record sleeve art has played a huge part in the development of Rock and Roll and Western popular culture. Before the days of MTV, it was one of the few ways, aside from performance footage, in which visuals were tied to the songs in a mass-media package. The 45 rpm picture sleeve was often a fleeting document of music history, as many of the sleeve images disappeared once the singles ran their course.
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