Most expensive vinyl record sold at auction
The White Album (aka The Beatles)
$790,000 US dollar(s)
United States (Los Angeles)

A mono copy of The Beatles' (UK) White Album (aka The Beatles) sold by group member Ringo Starr fetched $790,000 (£522,438) at Julien's auction house in Los Angeles, California, USA, on 5 December 2015. The first pressing of the 1968 chart-topper, numbered 0000001, was stored by Ringo in a vault for 35 years and was auctioned in near mint condition.

Compared to the stereo version of the album, the mono copy of The White Album features a sped-up version of Ringo's "Don't Pass Me By" and a shorter version of "Helter Skelter", plus a number of different sound effects.