from contributor to author in one conversation (a 103 price guide guru anecdote)

My Career as the Price Guide Guru, Part 2: In which I am invited to participate in a team effort to assemble the sixth edition of O’Sullivan Woodside’s Record Album Price Guide—and end up its sole author.

This entry has been moved from this website to my new website, Rather Rare Records ( It has been slightly edited, slightly rewritten, and slightly expanded. I have also changed the piece’s title to “the inevitable return of the inimitable price guide guru.”


HEADER IMAGE: The photo at the top of this page is of sister Mary Alice (10), my brother Charles (11), and myself (12). It in 1963 and we have just had our first meeting in which I would take over the record collectors price guide field twenty-two years later.

Ahem: 103 . . .

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