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Top 10 Most Valuable Records


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Sex Pistols' "God Save the Queen" single (1977)
The Sex Pistols' Sid Vicious, hidden, and Johnny Rotten, right, perform at their last concert in January 1978.
The Sex Pistols' Sid Vicious, hidden, and Johnny Rotten, right, perform at their last concert in January 1978.
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The Sex Pistols signed with A&M Records in 1977, but were fired a week later because of their outrageous behavior. During their brief stay, they recorded "God Save the Queen" as a promotional single to be released during the Queen's Silver Jubilee that year. Never released, mint-condition singles were given as farewell gifts to about a dozen top executives when A&M's London office closed in 1998. The punk rock records now fetch $20,000 or more each. A copy with its original mailer sold for 12,675 pounds (about $25,300) in 2006 [sources: Popsike.com and Rolling Stone].