Sex Pistols single packs price punch
A RARE Sex Pistols vinyl record has become the most expensive item sold at an online marketplace for musical collectibles.
The single, God Save the Queen, sold for $22,249 in November on Discogs.
The most expensive record sold on the site until then was The Beatles’ Love Me Do, which fetched $20,600 in March last year.
But both pale in comparison to the $420,000 spent in the open market on a 1948 Elvis Presley test recording.
The Sex Pistols, pictured, signed to A&M Records in 1977, but the English punk rock band’s contract was reportedly shredded after only six days following an intoxicated altercation in the record label’s offices.
A&M had pressed 25,000 copies of God Save the Queen in May 1977, but only nine copies are thought to exist now, making it one of the rarest punk rock records of all time.
The band released just four singles and one album, Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols, before breaking up in January 1978. The surviving band members were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006, but refused to attend.