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Collecting Edison discs proves to be an addictive hobby

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They’re rare, but they’re not exactly in demand. You rarely see them, and, when you do, you’re more likely to remark upon their size than heir contents. But, if you have the wherewithal to hunt them and the equipment on which to play them, Edison discs provide a great thrill for record collectors.

Nazareth vocalist Dan McCafferty shares the albums that changed his life

Nazareth Dan McCafferty photo by Marc Marnie

Through numerous decades and lineup changes, the gritty-voiced Dan McCafferty has warned us off romantic entanglements with the heartfelt “Love Hurts” and downright vicious “Hair of The Dog.” McCafferty grew up in a time when, he says, “You got some money in your pocket, you went and got music or you went to the movies because there was nothing else you could do.” Here’s the music McCafferty sought out.

Collectible guitars headline Backstage Auctions’ Rock N’ Pop Auction

1977 Musicman Stingray Bass guitar owned and used by Climax Blues Band bassist Derek Holt

More than 25 collectible guitars including Les Pauls, Stratocasters and a Flying V are up for grabs at Backstage Auctions’ 2014 Rock N’ Pop Auction. The 750-lot auction, which closes for bidding beginning at 2 p.m. ET Sunday, Oct. 5, also includes concert T-shirts, photos and negatives (with full copyright transfer), posters and passes, autographs and artist-signed items, RIAA awards and vinyl records related to artists ranging from Aerosmith to ZZ Top.