The 5 Most Valuable Albums Ever

By on January 25, 2012 in ArticlesEntertainment

Record players and vinyl albums may not be the most advanced technology, but they are still popular amongst music fans. The following five vintage albums take that even further, these collector's items were purchased by deep-pocketed fans for a lot of money, making them the most valuable albums ever.

5. John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Double Fantasy

This particular copy of the couple's 1980 album was autographed by Lennon only five hours before his murder. It sold for $150,000 in 1999.

4. The Beatles, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

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Although auctioneers valued the signed copy of the Beatles' 1967 album at just $30,000, it ended up fetching $290,500 in 2013.

3. Elvis Presley, My Happiness

The White Stripes' Jack White purchased the King of Rock and Roll's first album from 1953 for $300,000 in January 2015.

2. The Beatles, The Beatles (White Album)

When the Beatles drummer Ringo Starr sold his personal copy (No. 0000001) of the 1968 album in December 2015, it fetched $790,000.

1. Wu-Tang Clan, Once Upon a Time in Shaolin

Hedge fund manager Martin Shkreli purchased the one-of-a-kind album for $2 million on November 24, 2015.

Articles Written by Joseph Gibson
Joseph Gibson is a freelance writer currently based in Austin, TX. His main interests are movies, music, books, and other things you can watch, read, or listen to. Joseph's favorite billionaire is Paul McCartney.
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