Houston-based Backstage Auctions marks its 10th anniversary specializing in selling music-related memorabilia consigned by artists and industry insiders.
A limited-edition print showing a nude John Lennon embracing a clothed Yoko Ono that was taken hours before Lennon’s death is one of the lots featured in Sotheby’s upcoming Photographs auction. The photograph by Annie Leibovitz, was meant to be used to promote the couple’s “Double Fantasy” album.
Even rock stars have first drafts. Before KISS wrapped “Rock and Roll All Nite,” the band tested the waters with an alternate take preserved on an acetate.
If you’ve ever wished you could’ve been inside the studio with a creative pop-music genius, has Backstage Auctions got a deal for you: eight original 7-inch reels containing various Todd Rundgren and Utopia recordings.
If you love music-related memorabilia, including concert posters, Elvis items and Fab Four and rock concert posters, you owe it to yourself to check out the latest Serious Toyz auction, which closes May 30, 2013.
Graham Nash has a storied career with The Hollies and Crosby, Stills and Nash. But he wasn’t just making rock and roll history. He was also busy capturing it.
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.
John, Paul, George and Ringo are together again in a limited-edition, screen-printed collection based on the animation art from The Beatles’ “Yellow Submarine.”
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.
The Morrison Hotel Gallery is a backstage pass, of sorts, where fans can celebrate their favorite artists from The Beatles to The Who, and photographers serve as guides to rock and roll history.