1960’s 45 rpm record holder caring cases

Michael Ely
Submitted by Michael Ely June 30th, 2010
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Here is a pair of 1960’s vinyl covered record holder caring cases. Dig the groovy flowers on the outside and the bright red lining on the inside. Does anyone even remember 45 rpm records? I used to buy them three for a dollar! My turntable had a spindle adapter that allowed you to stack the 45 records to play one after another automatically. The neighborhood kids and I would have dance parties in my garage. Those were the days!

9 Responses to “1960’s 45 rpm record holder caring cases”

  1. Allee Willis

    Allee Willis

    These are gorgeous. I still have some of mine and they still have all my favorite 45’s in them that not only accompanied me through my youth but were the songs that nurtured my budding songwriter soul.

    My cases were from the late 50’s. These are very fancy mod ones. Are those your actual 45’s in there from childhood?

    • Michael Ely

      Michael Ely

      Yes, the 45s in these cases are mine, a mixed bag of Motown (Shotgun), Soul (Heard it Thru the Grapevine), Psychedelic (Paint it Black), Disco (Enough is Enough), Punk (God Save the Queen) and New Wave (Love Plus One). Unfortunately, I got rid of the vast majority of my records in the late 80’s. What was I thinking? btw, I grew up in the 50’s and 60’s, and played in bands in the 70’s and 80’s (and yes, I had my own 45 record). :)

        • Michael Ely

          Michael Ely

          Yeah, you are right, Grapevine is a Motown hit.

          Always loved Shotgun. Even now when I hear it on the radio I gotta jump up and dance!

          I was in a L.A. punk band called Hey Taxi! To see the 45, go to http://www.michaelandspider.com and click on “Works.” I know the title is just awful, but that was the point.

          I was also in a band called Red Wedding and I notice that both EPs just happen to be on ebay as I write this. I myself don’t have any copies left to sell!

  2. Carrie

    Carrie

    Those are very cool. I have a metal carrying case like this that a co-worker gave me. It’s a little bigger than those – more square shaped – but also covered in flowers. It’s a little more 70s though, than 60s…

  3. Douglas Wood

    Douglas Wood

    Your boxes are in such great condition considering their age. I no longer have mine (from the sixties) but I bet they’d be pretty ragged by now. Just seeing yours brings back so many memories– listening to 45’s in my basement while playing ping-pong. I didn’t have SHOTGUN, but did have SHAKE AND FINGERPOP by Jr. Walker and the All Stars.

    • Allee Willis

      Allee Willis

      My favorite Junior Walker was ‚ÄúWhat Does It Take?‚Äù but that wasn’t a dance record. I got to see him live in a Motown Review in Detroit, probably 1967.