FIVE OF THE MOST EXPENSIVE RECORDS OF ALL TIME In the wake of the record…
The personal album collections and record player consoles of celebrities can be valued in the thousands of dollars. Every celebrity had a unique way of experiencing vinyl music. They partied with vinyl while drinking whiskey, they listened to vinyl in solitude (sometimes with whiskey and more), and some were involved in the making of records themselves.
Here are 5 legendary celebrities with their vinyl records:
1 – Clint Eastwood
For decades, this man of men was frequently portrayed as a gun-toting American hero. As a kid, he liked listening to early 20th century jazz musicians. His mother had a large collection of jazz records in their Oakland, California home, and his love for the music genre stayed with him over the course of his life. Most people know him as an actor, but before he became one of Hollywood’s elite, he was a semi-professional jazz pianist.
2 – Muhammad Ali
The Greatest of All-Time boxing and cultural superhero had a record player installed in his 1960 Cadillac. At the time, it was an exclusive luxury feature available to only a wealthy few. What made these in-car record players so desirable was that the user got to choose whatever they wanted to listen to. Something to watch out for the next time you’re at a vintage car auction.
3 – Frank Sinatra
One of the most influential musical artists of the 20th century, Frank Sinatra loved to entertain his celebrity friends at his Twin Palms estate in Palm Springs, California. Sinatra had a flag pole on his property where he would raise a Jack Daniels flag as a signal to his celebrity neighbors that party time had arrived. Despite all the partying that went on, the house still stands. It is a 4,500 square-foot, four-bedroom, seven-bathroom, mid-century modern house, that you can tour and live in as a short-term rental. The house still has the original recording system console with a small collection of Sinatra’s personal albums.
4 – Marlon Brando
This two-time Academy Award winner loved Miles Davis’ album, Sketches of Spain. He once said, “If you want to understand me, listen to that recording.” His personal vinyl collection has even inspired a playlist on Spotify.
5 – Andy Warhol
Not only did this great America pop artist listen to vinyl records, he also designed over 100 album covers. From The Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers and Love You Live, to Aretha Franklin’s Aretha, and John Lennon’s Menlove Ave, Warhol left his pop art mark on pop music.