Sound Opinions Show

Mar 18, 2015

ANNOUNCER COPY: Coming up…a look back at one of the great American record labels, Elektra Records, on its 65th anniversary.


Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk about the lengths fans will go to in order to own a piece of their favorite music or band. John Lennon’s guitar, which he played on “Paperback Writer,” sold to Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay for over a half-million dollars. Jack White also revealed that he bought Elvis Presley’s first recording for $300,000 and will reissue it for Record Store Day. And most bizarre of them all, a plastic bag allegedly full of air from a Kanye West concert reached bids over $60,000 until eBay shut it down.


Elektra Records founder Jac Holzman talks about launching his historic American label out of his dorm room in 1950. Elektra became the home to The Doors, Love, Carly Simon, Queen and more.


Jim and Greg review Blade of the Ronin by underground hip-hop duo Cannibal Ox.


Jim adds “East-West,” 1966 track by one of his favorite Elektra artists, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band.


At the end of the show we hear comments from listeners.