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.
Only 5,000 copies will be made of the 24-by-36-inch poster, which is printed on heavy paper and will be gratis at fully participating record stores in the U.S.
While many early female performers were teen idols or pop singers, plenty of others rocked every bit as hard as the boys. For those women who rock, we salute you with this edition of Picture Sleeve Archive.
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.”
The elusive nature of picture sleeves — which had limited press runs, were tacked to bedroom walls or thrown away by parents when their kids moved out of the house — has made the sleeves a hot property among collectors. In fact, many of the sleeves have become far more valuable than the discs they once held.
Some of classic rock’s most beloved album covers are getting another chance to be appreciated with the RedisCover Jigsaw Puzzles series, which features the unforgettable cover art from eight of rock’s classic albums.
Learn some of the basic ins and outs of George Harrison’s handwriting during the Beatle years.
Blind Willie McTell ate, drank (a lot) and lived the blues like nobody else. Unfortunately, that life kept him from being around for the blues
renaissance of the 1960s.
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.
Stan Panenka wears a lot of hats these days. He’s an author, a caregiver and an entrepreneur. And, oh yeah, there’s that little thing about his one-of-a-kind Beatles collection.