Tag Archives: Rock n Roll

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Kurt Cobain's guitar, $340,000, Julien's

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Kurt Cobain's guitar, $340,000, Julien's

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall Grunge rock legend Kurt Cobain’s left-handed Fender Mustang guitar, which he used during his band Nirvana’s In Utero tour, sold for $340,000 at an Icons & Idols: Rock ‘n’ Roll Auction held October 25th by Julien’s Auctions (based in Beverly Hills, Calif.) in New […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Bob Dylan signed letter, $29,645, RR Auction

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Bob Dylan signed letter, $29,645, RR Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A letter handwritten by singer-musician Bob Dylan to Debbie Green Andersen, an old Greenwich Village friend, postmarked July 26, 1975, sold for $29,645 in an online auction that ran from July 12-19 by RR Auction, based in Amherst, N.H. Also, a first pressing of […]

Rock Icon Tom Petty’s Personally Owned 1965 Gibson Guitar Debuts at Heritage Auctions

Rock Icon Tom Petty’s Personally Owned 1965 Gibson Guitar Debuts at Heritage Auctions

Tom Petty’s personally owned 1965 Gibson SG Cherry Electric Guitar and iconic Top Hat, which he played and wore during his smash tour with Bob Dylan, make their auction debut July 21 at Heritage Auctions. The guitar is the first instrument owned by Petty to be offered at auction since the singer/songwriter’s death last year […]

Antiques Peek: May 2016

Antiques Peek: May 2016

Rocking On: Fan Club Collectibles Through The Years by Jessica Kosinski In this month’s issue, it’s time to turn back the clock and look at how rock & roll fan club collectibles have changed throughout the years. So, here are some examples of how popular rock & roll artists and groups have been immortalized through […]

Museum Highlights: May 2016

Museum Highlights: May 2016

American Sound and Beauty – The Country Music Hall of Fame Nashville, TN The Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville is currently running the exhibit American Sound and Beauty: Guitars from the Bachman Gretsch Collection, which ends July 10th. Featuring seventy-five vintage guitars from the early 1930s to the early 1980s, this show offers […]

The Beatles on the Vee-Jay Label

The Beatles on the Vee-Jay Label

Collecting with Jeff Jeff Figler February 9th, 1964 is a red-letter date. Think back quickly and try to remember. The date may come to some of you. If it doesn’t, you surely will recall the event. A huge hint… it was a Sunday night television show. Now you may know. It was the “Ed Sullivan […]

A Collector's Take on Music Posters

A Collector's Take on Music Posters

by Gary Sohmers In the beginning, there was art. Then music, performance, and finally, advertising. So begins the growth of the cultural arts, a path towards enlightenment, amusement, and profitability. Most early musical and theatrical performances were promoted in printed matter in the form of broadsides, handbills and leaflets. In the early 19th century, classical […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Janis Joplin's Porsche, $1.76 million, Sotheby's

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall The 1964 Porsche 356 C 1600 SC Cabriolet sports car that was owned and driven by legendary rocker Janis Joplin sold for $1.76 million at a Driven By Disruption Auction held Dec. 10 by RM Sotheby’s in New York City. Joplin bought the car […]