Rare copy of The Beatles’ ‘White Album’ owned by Ringo Starr tops most valuable vinyl list

David Bowie, Led Zeppelin and U2 also make the grade

The Beatles have topped a list of the most valuable vinyl records.

The Fab Four’s self-titled LP commonly known as the ‘White Album’, was among the 20 most valuable records compiled by LoveAntiques.com with a rare copy of the album owned by drummer Ringo Starr selling at auction for $ 790,000 (£ 522,438).

A one-sided acetate of The Beatles 1963 single ‘Love Me Do’ is worth £80,500 – as there’s only one known pressing – while some versions of their debut album ‘Please Please Me’ are valued at up to £7,500.


Other vinyl in the list included an early version of ‘God Save The Queen’ by the Sex Pistols, which is worth £12,000 along with a rare copy of ‘Pride (In The Name Of Love’) by U2, originally pressed in Australia on clear vinyl, which has been valued at £5,000.

Led Zeppelin’s first self titled album, with turquoise lettering of the band’s name, was worth £3,000 as was a copy of David Bowie’s 7 inch single ‘Space Oddity/Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud’ with an unreleased picture sleeve.

The Top 20 is as follows:

1. The Beatles – ‘The Beatles’ (White Album) originally owned by Ringo Starr – $790,000.

2. The Quarrymen – ‘That’ll Be The Day/In Spite Of All The Danger’ – £100,000

3. The Beatles – ‘Love Me Do’ – £80,500


4. Jean Michel Jarre – ‘Music For Supermarkets’ – £10,000 – £30,000 

5. Frank Wilson – ‘Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)’ – £25,000

6. Sex Pistols – ‘God Save The Queen’ – £12,000

7. Billy Nicholls – ‘Would You Believe’ – £10,000

8. The Beatles – ‘Please Please Me’ – £7,500

9. Robert Johnson – ‘Kind Hearted Woman Blues’ – £7,000 

10. Queen – ‘Bohemian Rhapsody/I’m In Love With My Car’ – £5,000 

11. U2 – ‘Pride (In The Name Of Love)’ – £5,000 

12. John’s Children – ‘Midsummer Night’s Scene/Sara Crazy Child’ – £4,000

13. Ron Hargrave – ‘Latch On/Only A Daydream’ – £3,000

14. Led Zeppelin – ‘Led Zeppelin – £3,000

15. The Beatles – ‘Love Me Do/PS I Love You’ – £3,000

16. David Bowie- ‘Space Oddity/Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud’ – £3,000

17. Tinkerbells Fairydust – ‘Tinkerbells Fairydust’ – £3,000

18. Madonna – ‘Erotica’ – £2,000

19.Wings – ‘Love is Strange’ – £1,500 – £2,000

20. Tudors Lodges – ‘Tudor Lodge’ – £1,200

Meanwhile, a new Lego set of The Beatles iconic Yellow Submarine was released earlier this month.

The 550-piece pack comes complete with John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, along with the submarine itself and a miniature of Jeremy Hillary Boob from the Yellow Submarine animated 1968 movie.

It’s available to buy from the official Lego website for £49.99 here.


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