June 11, 2012 8:18

Rare Sex Pistols 'God Save The Queen' single sells for almost $20,000 at auction

35-year old rare acetate fetched $19,672 (£12,629) over the weekend

Rare Sex Pistols 'God Save The Queen' single sells for almost $20,000 at auction

Photo: PA

A rare Sex Pistols 7'' vinyl single sold over the weekend for just under $20,000 (£12,860) at auction.

The record, which is 35 years old, is a 7-inch promotional acetate and features the band's seminal single 'God Save the Queen' and 'Never Mind The Bollocks' album track 'No Feelings', reports Whatsellsbest.com.

The record was put out on the LTS record label, which makes it a substantial rarity. According to the sellers' listing; "This is one of only two copies known to exist."

During the Sex Pistols short-lived career, they were dropped a number of times by various record labels due to their controversial image and musical output, meaning that a number of their singles were pressed by vinyl plants only a handful of times. These singles are now some of the most valuable rarities in music.

The record sold on the UK auction website Ebay for $19,672 (£12,629), which is substantially more than the price received for the other LTS pressing of 'God Save The Queen', which fetched $16,000 (£10,766) in 2006.

Other rare pressings of 'God Save The Queen' on record labels A&M and Town House have fetched $17,000 (£10,925) and $23,000 (£14,780) respectively.

You can watch a video of Sex Pistols' frontman John Lydon discussing the band's legacy by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.

Read More On This Artist

Video: John Lydon - 'The Pistols Gave Me A Great Start'

Sex Pistols Merchandise
More News
The National cancel gigs in Russia and Ukraine
Courtney Love shares new song 'You Know My Name' - listen
Damon Albarn unveils 'Heavy Seas Of Love' video - watch
The Killers to play Glasgow Summer Sessions
'Breaking Bad' star Aaron Paul offers Arcade Fire pizza in exchange for tickets to...
A$AP Rocky joins Lykke Li on 'No Rest For The Wicked' remix – listen
Barack Obama pays tribute to 'trailblazer' Frankie Knuckles in letter to DJ's family
Paul McCartney cancels gig after his equipment goes missing
King Krule and Ratking to feature on new Trash Talk album 'No Peace'
Zack de la Rocha and Blink-182's Travis Barker working with Run The Jewels
Police confiscate stolen Jay-Z master recordings from producer, reports claim
Chance The Rapper 'feeling better' after release from hospital
Eminem, OutKast and Pearl Jam to headline Austin City Limits festival
Tinie Tempah and Childish Gambino among 14 new additions to V festival line-up
Paul Weller refuses to be involved in Record Store Day in future because of 'touts'
Kaiser Chiefs announce London O2 and Leeds Arena dates – Priority Ticket details
Bill Wyman, Johnny Borrell, Alan McGee, Jools Holland and more attend Peaches Geldof funeral
The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach reveals remix of Lana Del Rey's 'West Coast' –...
Lorde postpones Australia tour after being ordered off the road by parents
Carl Barât on Libertines reunion rumours: 'Keep July 5 free'
Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' named most downloaded song in UK history
Jack White reveals world's fastest record song 'Lazaretto' – listen

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
New Issue Out Now
On NME.COM Today