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Started in 2001 and serving great tunes up around the world!

If you have a passion for vinyl 45's, you're in the right place. Search or browse through our extensive collection of 45's from the 1950's to the 1990's. We're based in the United States, but welcome customers from around the world.

10/21/2019

Anniversary Sale Underway

Our Anniversary Sale is now underway! To celebrate our 18th year in business, we're giving all customers a base discount of 20 percent. Those of you who already enjoy Lifetime Discounts of 10 or 15 percent will get 30-35% off!

Note: The price adjustments don't appear until you place an item in your shopping cart, at which point you'll see a dollar amount tracking your total savings.

This sale is good for any item in the store, and will last 10 days this year -- through Wednesday, October 30.

Here is a truly fantastic find for us at www.classic45s.com.  One copy has been found and sold in VG shape that we have ...
09/28/2019

Here is a truly fantastic find for us at www.classic45s.com. One copy has been found and sold in VG shape that we have been able to locate. Come to our site to hear the amazing M- sound on this treasure!

Darling Come Back/ My Tears by Pat Cordel and The Crescents

Label: Club 1011
Year: 1956
Condition: M- $1,200.00

Here's a beautiful promo copy of this very rare and highly sought-after 1956 Doo Wop record, with an A side so wonderful I had to make an mp3 "snippet" of it for you to hear. Apparently, The Crescents evolved into The Elegants. This was a non-album single. Note: This 45 record has Near Mint labels. The vinyl also looks Near Mint with light storage wear, and the audio sounds the same with just a touch of surface noise in one or two places.

Something very special going in today at www.classic45s.com, along with tons of other great classic 60's tunes.  This is...
09/21/2019

Something very special going in today at www.classic45s.com, along with tons of other great classic 60's tunes. This is the ONLY copy we have ever had of this, and though the sleeve is fragile, it still retains all the lyrics and storyline of Bob Dylan's first 45--what a treat!

Blowin' In The Wind/ Don't Think Twice, It's All Right by Bob Dylan
Label: Columbia 75606
Year: 1963
Picture sleeve included: VG-

Condition: EX+
$350.00

Blowin' In The Wind/ Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
Here's a beautiful promo copy of Bob Dylan's first 45 record, the first time I've had a copy for sale in the store since opening in 2001! This is the first promo, which has "Special Album Excerpt" on the label and comes with the "Rebel With A Cause" promo sleeve, which has explanatory text about Dylan and the songs. (The second promo with red text is worth about half this one.) Note: The 45 itself grades a strong EX overall. The labels are close to Near Mint (the B label has a little light pencil writing), and the vinyl is close as well, with just a few light scuffs. The audio is strong and has no distortion but does have occasional moments of surface noise. The very special sleeve has all of the text intact but is tattered at the edges (see scan), grading a weak VG.

Putting in some stunning early 60's today at www.classic45s.com...stop by!When You Wish Upon A Star/ Wonderful Girl by D...
09/04/2019

Putting in some stunning early 60's today at www.classic45s.com...stop by!

When You Wish Upon A Star/ Wonderful Girl by Dion and the Belmonts
Label: Laurie 3052
Year: 1960
Picture sleeve included: M-
Condition: M-
$50.00

"Wonderful Girl" was the originally intended A side, but it was the wonderful "Star" that got airplay and generated sales. Note: This beautiful copy comes in a nearly flawless picture sleeve, which has two different photos (band on one side, Dion on the other). The 45 itself has Near Mint labels and vinyl (styrene), but it's blessed with pristine Mint sound... no surface noise or distortion at all that I discerned. A real treat for the ears!

Now through September 4th at midnight all of our best customers at Classic45s who have a discount of 10 or 15 percent th...
08/28/2019

Now through September 4th at midnight all of our best customers at Classic45s who have a discount of 10 or 15 percent through their loyalty will get an accelerator of another 10 percent at check out. Putting in some stunning 70's today...

I've Lost You/ The Next Step Is Love by Elvis Presley
Label: RCA 9873
Year: 1970
Picture sleeve included: M-
Condition: M-
$35.00

This rare Presley single is on the orange RCA label and comes in a Near Mint picture sleeve. Both sides received airplay and charted together. Note: The 45 itself has Mint labels and very nearly Mint vinyl and audio.

Putting in some amazing garage and other 60s rock items today at www.classic45s.com.  Come listen to the sound clip on t...
07/10/2019

Putting in some amazing garage and other 60s rock items today at www.classic45s.com. Come listen to the sound clip on this one!

Sometimes You Just Can't Win/ Cryin' Inside by Mouse and The Traps
Label: Fraternity 1005
Year: 1968
Picture sleeve included: EX+
Condition: M-
$80.00

Here's a beautiful promo copy of this rarely seen single from the Texas Garage band, one of only two that charted (just barely). But it's the B side that grabbed me, and I notice it had been released as an A side on an earlier single. Check out the mp3 "snippet"... this thing gets a great groove on! This promo 45 comes in its special promotional picture sleeve, which has full lyrics to the A side on the back. By the way, this group made no albums, only a handful of singles. Note: This copy has Near Mint labels, though the A label has two "Thanks" stamps from the distributor. The vinyl looks Near Mint, and the B side audio sounds pristine. The rare picture sleeve grades a strong EX, with a touch of ringwear and a little edge-wrinkling to note (see scan).

To all the classic45s.com DooWop fans...here is one you don't see very often and honestly I don't think it has seen a ne...
06/03/2019

To all the classic45s.com DooWop fans...here is one you don't see very often and honestly I don't think it has seen a needle until we test played. This and much more from the deep early 60's collection we have taken in recently. Stop by and listen to some great snippets!

Castle In The Sky/ My Darling To You by Bop-Chords
Label: Holiday 2601
Year: 1956
Condition: M
$150.00

Here's an amazing, pristine Mint first pressing of this terrific Doo Wop single, on the black Holiday label. The A side is well worth seeking out! The labels notes that the vocal group features Ernest Harriston. Note: This 45 record has no notable flaws, grading Mint across the board (Labels, Vinyl, Audio).

Found this in our archives waiting to come out and find a new home from www.classic45s.com.  Stop by and listen to it fo...
05/19/2019

Found this in our archives waiting to come out and find a new home from www.classic45s.com. Stop by and listen to it for free, or take it home!

You're Gonna Miss Me/ Tried To Hide by The Thirteenth Floor Elevators
Label: Int'l Artists 107Year: 1966
Condition: M- $85.00

Here's a beautiful copy of this rarely seen but essential Garage/Psych single, on the dark blue label. Great B side, too! Check out the mp3 "snippet" of the A side, which I made partly to celebrate the amazing audio on this copy. Note: This 45 record has Near Mint labels and vinyl, and the grooves preserve pristine Mint sound!

We've taken in a stunning collection of DooWop singles at www.classic45s.com  Come visit, enjoy or take some home!Zoom Z...
04/20/2019

We've taken in a stunning collection of DooWop singles at www.classic45s.com Come visit, enjoy or take some home!

Zoom Zoom Zoom/ On Your Merry Way by The Collegians Label: Winley 224
Year: 1958 Condition: M- $40.00
Here's a beautiful original 1958 pressing of this great uptempo Doo Wop number. Note: This copy has Near Mint labels with a small drillhole and very small tape residue (see scan). The vinyl looks Near Mint, and the audio plays likewise. The audio does have a light touch of surface noise, more noticeable on the B side.

Rosie Lee/ I'll Never Fall In Love Again by The Mello-Tones Label: Gee 1037
Year: 1957 Condition: M- $40.00
Here's a gorgeous original pressing of this 1957 Doo Wop hit, which was a non-album single. Note: This 45 has very nearly Mint labels, and the vinyl looks almost untouched. The audio grades Near Mint with almost no surface noise.

Peppermint Stick/ Gee, I'm In Love by The Elchords Label: Good 544
Year: 1958 Condition: M- $75.00
This terrific doo-wop record is unusual in featuring uptempo rockers on both sides. This is the first 1958 pressing, with horizontal lines and publishing credits of "Don Music" on both labels. The label credits include "Featuring Butchy Saunders." Note: This 45 record has beautiful, very nearly Mint labels, and the vinyl looks Near Mint as well. The A side audio plays Near Mint with very light surface noise; the B side audio has a bit more surface noise.

Adios, My Desert Love/ (I Want) An Old Fashioned Girl by Nolan Strong and the Diablos Label: Fortune 509-510
Year: 1954 Condition: M- $50.00
This is a beautiful copy of the purple label pressing with silver print. Credited to "The Diablos Featuring Nolan Strong." Note: This 45 record has Mint labels. The vinyl looks Near Mint, but the audio doesn't quite make that grade, with a light underlying "hiss" that lowers the audio grade to a strong EX.

Picture Of Love/ Soft And Sweet by The Continentals Label: Whirlin Disc 105
Year: 1957 Condition: M- $125.00
Here's a gorgeous original pressing of this rare Doo Wop rocker, well worth seeking out! Note: This 45 record has Mint labels. The vinyl looks hardly touched, and the audio plays Near Mint with just a touch of light surface noise.

Love Is Strange/ I'm Going Home by Mickey & Sylvia Label: Groove 0175
Year: 1957 Condition: M- $30.00
Here's a very nice copy of this hard-to-find 1957 smash, which Dave Marsh ranks at #90 in his list of the 1,001 greatest singles of all time. This was a non-album single, by the way. Note: This copy has Near Mint labels (see scan). The vinyl also looks Near Mint, with only light signs of prior use. The audio has light surface noise but no distortion, grading a weak Near Mint.

Goodnite, Sweetheart, Goodnite/ You Don't Move Me by The Spaniels Label: Vee-Jay 107
Year: 1954 Condition: M- $150.00
Here's a beautiful copy of the original 1954 pressing of this beloved Doo-Wop classic, the first original I've had for sale in the store since opening in 2001! Collector Nerd Alert: A first pressing credited to the "Spanials" also exists and is worth about $50 more. By the way, this was a non-album single until 1957, when Vee-Jay finally released an album by the group. Note: This 45 record has gorgeous Mint labels with shiny silver print (see scan). The vinyl grades Near Mint as well, as does the audio, which has just a very light touch of surface noise.

Can I Come Over/ Gonna Get Together Again by The Youngtones Label: X-Tra 120
Year: 1959 Condition: M- $150.00
Here's a beautiful promo copy of this rare 1959 release (I've never seen a stock copy up for sale). Note: I'm grading the labels a strong EX to reflect light fading (see scan). as well as some stray ink spots on the B side. The vinyl itself is a beautiful Near Mint, and the audio grades Near Mint as well, with just a light touch of surface noise occasionally audible.

I'm Not Too Young To Fall In Love/ Falling In Love by Lewis Lymon and the Teenchords Label: Fury 1006
Year: 1957 Condition: M- $80.00
Here's a beautiful copy of one of this group's signature tunes, a must-have uptempo Doo Wop romp. Collector Nerd Alert: This is the second pressing on a maroon label with silver print and solid horizontal lines the same width. First pressings, worth about $50 more, have horizontal lines of different width. Third pressings are on a yellow Fury label. Note: This 45 record has Mint labels, and the vinyl looks hardly touched. The audio grades Near Mint with just a light touch of surface noise occasionally audible.

Hi All...www.classic45s.com is just back from purchasing two collections, totally 19,000 fresh pieces of vinyl to cull t...
04/15/2019

Hi All...www.classic45s.com is just back from purchasing two collections, totally 19,000 fresh pieces of vinyl to cull through. One collection is particularly strong on garage, psyche and RnB. If you are a label collector, this is a mega find. Some small obscure labels that have some amazing tuneage that you never see. Stop by and listen to some new treats, take some home, or just keep trolling until that long awaited want pops up. We are happy to take requests.

Somebody's Son/ Little Miss Lovelight by The Tikis
Label: Dial 4048
Year: 1966
Factory sleeve included
Condition: M-
$65.00

This obscure 1966 Garage Rock single has a dynamite B side... not to be missed! Check out the mp3 "snippet" of it. Note: This promo copy comes in a vintage Atlantic-Atco Records factory sleeve. Unfortunately, someone has marked on the labels with a red grease-pencil (see scan), but the vinyl looks untouched and the audio sounds pristine Mint!

Look For The Rainbow/ Tweenager by Linda Rae
Label: Mike 4002
Year: 1966
Condition: M-
$25.00

This late Girl Group rocker is well worth seeking out. Note: This promo copy has a promo stamp on both labels (see scan). The vinyl looks untouched, and the audio sound pristine Mint.

This is only our second copy suitable for sale in 20 years at www.classic45s.com...course we are a bit picky :-)4-By The...
03/22/2019

This is only our second copy suitable for sale in 20 years at www.classic45s.com...course we are a bit picky :-)

4-By The Beach Boys (EP) by The Beach Boys
Label: Capitol 5267
Year: 1964
Picture sleeve included: EX+
Condition: M-
$80.00

This 4-song EP generated two chart hits — "Wendy" and the group's version of "Little Honda," a Brian Wilson tune that had been a hit for the Hondells. BTW, it's "Wendy" that's included on Dave Marsh's Top 1,001 singles list. Besides those two tunes, the EP includes "Don't Back Down" by Brian Wilson and a cover of Pomus-Shuman's doo-wop classic, "Hushabye." Note: This 45 record comes in the picture sleeve that came with some copies. The 45 itself grades Near Mint across the board (Labels, Vinyl, Audio). The picture sleeve has some storage damage to one side, with a couple of small edge holes, grading a strong EX overall (see scan).

Enjoying some Early 60's at www.classic45s.com ...some amazingly clean and crispy picture sleeves!Walking In The Rain/ H...
03/22/2019

Enjoying some Early 60's at www.classic45s.com ...some amazingly clean and crispy picture sleeves!

Walking In The Rain/ How Does It Feel? by The Ronettes
Label: Philles 123
Year: 1964
Picture sleeve included: M- (sw)
Condition: M-
$120.00

Unlike many Phil Spector-produced singles, this one actually has two TERRIFIC sides! The rare picture sleeve is Near Mint with a tiny "#11" inked on one side. Note: The 45 itself grades close to Mint across the board (Labels, Vinyl, Audio).

Putting in some storming 60's today at www.classic45s.com -- Garage, Northern, Rock, you name it...stop by!Help Me, Rhon...
03/16/2019

Putting in some storming 60's today at www.classic45s.com -- Garage, Northern, Rock, you name it...stop by!

Help Me, Rhonda/ Kiss Me, Baby by The Beach Boys
Label: Capitol 5395
Year: 1965
Picture sleeve included: M- (sw)
Condition: M-
$80.00

There were two versions of this song recorded—the hit version on this original 45 is different from the one most oldies stations play these days. (The LP version is a bit longer at 3:07.) It doesn't have the louder/softer repeated chorus thing. But this single isn't great just because of the famous A side... The B side is a real sleeper, and its charms led Dave Marsh to include it at #289 in his 1001 list, right after the A side at #288! This beautiful copy comes in a Near Mint picture sleeve whose only notable flaw is a tiny "Marie" inked in the top of the "T" on the back side of the sleeve. Note: The 45 itself has Mint labels and Near Mint vinyl and audio.

Enjoying some classic 70s rock at www.classic45s.com....beautiful promo of this one!Over The Hills And Far Away by Led Z...
02/08/2019

Enjoying some classic 70s rock at www.classic45s.com....beautiful promo of this one!

Over The Hills And Far Away by Led Zeppelin
Label: Atlantic 2970
Year: 1973
Factory sleeve included
Condition: M-
$40.00

Stereo/Mono promo copy. Here's a beautiful promo 45 of one of the group's best — and least played — early-1970s singles. Note: This copy comes in a vintage Atlantic Records factory sleeve. It has Mint labels and very nearly Mint vinyl and audio... astounding!

Rarely seen picture sleeve, and not in this type of condition...serviceable copy of the record but it is all about this ...
02/02/2019

Rarely seen picture sleeve, and not in this type of condition...serviceable copy of the record but it is all about this stunning sleeve. Sold at auction in similar condition for $478. Come to classic45s.com and take a close look!

(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction/ The Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man by The Rolling Stones
Label: London 9766
Year: 1965
Picture sleeve included: M-
Condition: M-
$325.00

Here's a beautiful copy of the 6th greatest single of the rock'n'roll era, according to Dave Marsh. (Or the 2nd greatest, according to Rolling Stone magazine's Top 500 list!) It's very hard to find this single nowadays, especially in this condition, but your Rock collection simply isn't complete without it! By the way, this was originally a non-album single, not included in the original release of "Out Of Our Heads;" the tune was added to later pressings of the LP. This 45 comes in a Near Mint copy of the release's very rare picture sleeve, the first such copy I've had in the store since opening in 2001! Note: This 45 itself has Near Mint labels and audio (no distortion!), despite a vinyl (styrene) surface that only grades EX because of some scuffing. The cool picture sleeve grades Near Mint with just a touch of top-edge wear but no ringwear, tears or wrinkling and bright, shiny colors... a great find!

More great classics from www.classic45s.com in stunning condition for your collection!Dead Man's Curve/ New Girl in Scho...
02/01/2019

More great classics from www.classic45s.com in stunning condition for your collection!

Dead Man's Curve/ New Girl in School by Jan & Dean
Label: Liberty 55672
Year: 1964
Picture sleeve included: M-
Condition: M-
$60.00

Though far outplayed by its A side brother, this single's rarely heard flip side actually charted... great stuff! And if the music ain't stimulating enough for you, take a look at this amazing picture sleeve... both sides have great art for each song. You might not be able to make it out from the scan, but the B side sleeve has dotted lines around each girl and the instructions "You can use these photos for bookmarks. Just cut on dotted lines." What a hoot! Note: The sleeve is practically perfect! The 45 itself grades Near Mint across the board (Labels, Vinyl, Audio), with only very minor flaws such as a touch of ringwear on the labels.

Working with some fabulous 60's specimens today...stop by and take a look and stay warm with some great tunes!Fun, Fun, ...
02/01/2019

Working with some fabulous 60's specimens today...stop by and take a look and stay warm with some great tunes!

Fun, Fun, Fun/ Why Do Fools Fall In Love by The Beach Boys
Label: Capitol 5118
Year: 1964
Picture sleeve included: M- (x)
Condition: EX+
$45.00

Very nice copy that lets you fully enjoy not only the classic A side, but also the incredible cover of the Frankie Lymon doo-wop standard. Note: The picture sleeve is nearly flawless but for the line under the A side title on one side (see scan). The A label has two small pieces of clear tape on it but is otherwise flawless. The vinyl looks somewhat scuffed, grading a strong EX, and the audio sounds Near Mint.

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Stock up on our rare, original issue 45s, soul 45s, rock 45s, jukebox 45s, and everything else too! Classic 45's on the Web: Rare vinyl 45 records store featuring original issue soul 45s, classic rock 45s, modern rock 45s, doo-wop 45s, RnB 45s, and large virtual boxes of old vinyl 45 rpm records. Our jukebox presents mp3 files of some of our vinyl singles, and we also include rankings from Dave Marsh's Heart of Rock and Soul book! For jukebox owners, we also offer reasonably priced, custom jukebox strips of the 45s you purchase.

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