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.
Henry Diltz photographed just about everybody who was anybody in the music scene of the late ’60s and ’70s. Here he shares his memories of working with The Stones.
Photographers Ethan Russell, Gered Mankowitz, Ken Regan, Terry O’Neill, Lynn Goldsmith and Bob Gruen recall working with the world’s greatest rock band.
George Harrison’s black leather jacket, worn on stage during numerous early 1960s Beatles appearances, earned top lot honors at Bonhams Entertainment auction.
The gypsy-style vest worn by iconic guitarist Jimi Hendrix sold for $30,000 to lead Heritage Auctions’ Entertainment and Music Memorabilia Signature Auction.
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.
The insert tucked inside the landmark gatefold album was crafted by artists Sir Peter Blake and Jann Haworth.