Get ready for upcoming events including the Music Collectors’ Convention June 29 in Louisville, Ky. , Record & CD Collectors Expo July 19 in New York. Chicagoland Record Collectors Show July 20 in Hillside, Ill., Newark Record Swap Meet Aug. 17 in Newark, Calif., and Record Show Oct. 5 in Toledo, Ohio.
Today, it’s unthinkable to see a favorite band perform and leave without a concert T-shirt. But the merch-table staples are relatively new as collectibles.
Holy collectible instruments, Batman! Or more accurately, “Catman” — as in original KISS drummer Peter Criss — whose first official KISS drum kit is one of a lengthy string of highlights of Backstage Auctions’ 2014 Rock Gods and Metal Masters Auction.
Stan “The Beatleman” Panenka has released an updated edition of “The Standard Price Guide For American Beatles Records.”
Rapper, activist, radio host and Rock And Roll Hall of Fame member Chuck D will serve as Record Store Day’s 2014 Ambassador.
A young porter at the Atlantic Hotel in Newquay, U.K., where The Beatles stayed from Sept. 12-15, 1967, obtained the signatures on the gatefold of this U.K., first-issue mono pressing.
The 48-foot-long banner features larger-than-life photos of original band members Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss in all their spandex and stage-makeup glory.
Wondering what record shows are coming up? Check out listings for events including Music Expo in Enfield, Conn., and 45 Collectors Expo in New York City.
Polycarbonate or vinyl? Whatever format you prefer, The Clash has it covered with new releases from Sony Legacy that celebrate the band’s full catalog.
Highlights include a hand-painted color model cel with detailed production notes (especially Ringo’s rings) for The Beatles’ ‘Yellow Submarine’ characters.