1000 Record Covers
Hardcover, 5.5 x 7.7 in., 1.95 lb, 576 pages
Vinyl’s back in style and in this selection of 1,000 of the most iconic record sleeves from the 60s to 90s, we recall why it’s the biggest and best music format ever. Iconic artwork, memorable cover-sleeves, and long-lost classics all jostle for space in this virtual shelf of music history.
Album art from the 1960s to the 90s
This edition of Record Covers presents a selection of the best rock album covers of the 60s to 90s from music archivist, disc jockey, journalist, and former record-publicity executive Michael Ochs’s enormous private collection. Both a trip down memory lane and a study in the evolution of cover art, this is a sweeping look at an underappreciated art form.
Michael Ochs developed an addiction to rock and roll in the early 50s. To feed his habit, Ochs headed the publicity departments of Columbia, Shelter, and ABC Records in the 60s and 70s. He has also been a disc jockey, taught a rock-history course for UCLA and written for such magazines as Rock, Melody Maker, Cashbox, and Crawdaddy. He established the Michael Ochs Archives in the mid-70s. The archives currently house millions of photographs and over 100,000 albums and singles.