The Journey guitarist could’ve had his name and face on concert posters with both Derek and The Dominos and Santana. Hey, two out of three ain’t bad, Neal.
These days, it’s almost unthinkable to go see your favorite band in concert or hang out at a music festival without taking at least a little bit of the show home with you, be it a T-shirt or a baseball cap. But the items we see today in artists’ online shops and at their merch tables weren’t always so readily available, says Jacques van Gool of Backstage Auctions.
Mom’s rules dictate that you have to clear out the old to make room for the new. Well, lucky for you, Backstage Auctions is following mom’s advice.
Featured lots include a Les Paul-signed Epiphone guitar, vintage concert T-shirts, RIAA gold and platinum record awards and Jerry Garcia-signed art prints.
A Beatles Butcher Cover, Buddy Holly acetate and a super-rare colored vinyl pressing of The Rolling Stones’ “Let It Bleed” are among the featured record lots.
High-end, hard-to-find lots for artists ranging from punk rock acts to The Beatles, The Boss and The Band are among the goodies up for grabs in Backstage Auctions’ Rock & Pop Auction, which closes Nov. 11, 2012.
For collectors of 1960s psychedelic artifacts, the greatest prizes are often original copies of the posters that promoted concerts in the San Francisco area.
From displays and T-shirts to belt buckles and bin dividers, most of these lots could have been seen on display in a record store 30 to 40 years ago.
Backstage Auctions owner Jacques van Gool envisions that heavy metal memorabilia will compete with the stature of classic rock in the near future.
Packed with rare vinyl, autographed items, gear and other memorabilia, Backstage Auctions’ Rock Gods and Metal Monsters event may be the auction house’s best yet.