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The Price of Pop – 50p for a 7″ 45rpm in 1970


10 shillings or 10 bob equates to 50p sterling following decimalisation in Feb, 1971.
50p in 1970 converted to todays value = £11! (via average earnings index)

From New Spotlight December 1970


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  1. I thought 5/8 (42 cent in today’s money) was enough to pay for a single in the mid sixties (27/6 or €1.75 today for an LP). The good thing is that I still have them – The Rolling Stones, The Byrds, Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, The Everly Brothers, The Beach Boys….
    About 1990 daughter came home from school and told us of a new song her class was learning (teacher had the words and music). I was able to send her to school the next day with an audio tape of the original Seekers recording to the teacher’s delight. AM


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