“IT IS AN AMERICAN DREAM. IT IS AN ALLEGORY. AND IT HAS BECOME AN ANTHEM.” – Don McLean The original manuscript of Don McLean’s American Pie has sold for $1.2m (£806,000) at Christies in New York on the 7th April. The lot included the complete working manuscript for the song […]
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“IT IS AN AMERICAN DREAM. IT IS AN ALLEGORY. AND IT HAS BECOME AN ANTHEM.” – Don McLean On April 7, Christie’s New York will auction the original manuscript and notes to Don McLean’s “American Pie,” sold by the singer-songwriter. Arguably the most iconic and recognizable American song of the […]
An important piece of rock and roll history is to be offered at Bonhams this December. One of Keith Moon’s earliest drum kits, a 1964 Ludwig Super Classic, carries an estimate of £15,000-20,000 and is a highlight of the forthcoming Entertainment Memorabilia Sale to be held on December 10th in […]
The Who celebrate 50 years of rock in 2014 and we take a look at their history, impact and most importantly for us their collectables. The Who are an English rock band that formed in 1964. Their best known line-up consisted of lead singer Roger Daltrey, guitarist Pete Townshend, bassist […]
A brilliantly restored 1958 Chevrolet Impala (Lot #1258.2) originally purchased by rock ‘n’ roll phenom Buddy Holly will be sold at No Reserve during the 39th Annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale on Jan. 18-24, 2010.
Michael Jackson memorabilia features amongst lots at the Bonhams Entertainment Memorabilia. These include Michael Jackson’s trademark black fedora and loafers worn by Michael for the September 2001 concerts at Madison Square Garden to mark the 30th anniversary of his solo career. The shoes are signed and inscribed. Offered together, they are expected to fetch £10,000 – 12,000.
The world of pop and rock memorabilia continues to be dominated by The Beatles. One of the more unusual items in the auction is a metal stud and piece of white-painted tarmac from the famous Abbey Road crossing. These were rescued from destruction in 1994 when this London landmark was resurfaced. (Estimate £800 – 1,000).
Jimi Hendrix fans will be interested to see an unusual document amongst the lots at the Bonhams Entertainment Memorabilia sale on 16th December.
July at Christie’s South Kensington pays homage to the idols of rock and pop; from Brian Jones to Jimi Hendrix, Lennon and McCartney and the Stone Roses to Oasis, this sale is essential viewing for all music enthusiasts bringing together the greats from the last fifty years of Rock ‘n’ Roll..
Outstanding Rock ‘N’ Roll Memorabilia featuring Beatles, Buddy Holly, Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix And More
Memorabilia from some of the greatest acts in rock ‘n’ roll history – the Beatles, Buddy Holly, the Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix and others – will be sold at an auction slated for Sunday, Mar. 1, by Philip Weiss Auctions. The Buddy Holly items are timely, as the 50th anniversary of the singer’s death in a tragic plane crash in 1959 (known as “the day the music died”) is February 9th.