When Jacques van Gool began planning Backstage Auctions’ 2010 game plan, it started with items from drummer Johny Barbata and continued with Walter O’Brien’s huge collection
Backstage Auctions is offering offers up decades of rare and one-of-a-kind rock and pop music memorabilia at its Spring 2008 Rock & Pop Auction, which ends April 13.
Former 16 magazine editors Randi Reisfeld and Danny Fields have consigned loads of photos, press releases, interview tapes, handwritten notes and other items from their personal collections for the upcoming 16 Magazine Pop Culture Auction being run by Backstage Auctions starting in September. Literally saved from the dumpster are tons of never-before-seen photographic material of acts like the Jackson 5, The Beatles and the Bay City Rollers, among others.
Loaded with Beatles collectibles, including a Ringo Starr RIAA Gold Record Award for “Rubber Soul,” The Rockin’ Hot Summer Auction hosted by Backstage Auctions will feature items from the collection of radio and television industry veteran Denny Somach. Other highlights include a rare Sex Pistols single and several thousand promo sings.
Following successful auctions for artists, managers and producers, Backstage Auctions is proud to present the Spring 2008 Rock & Pop Auction featuring the personal collection of Reggie Box, a longtime radio industry professional.
Rare Beatles photos, signed guitar from Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jeff Beck and more than a thousand pieces of what is known as “radio-broadcast” vinyl all are on the sales block for Backstage Auctions’ latest sale.
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.
Backstage Auctions is betting on the universal appeal of metal music and memorabilia among fans worldwide for its next auction.
By itself, a movie script for the ill-fated Frank Zappa film “Billy The Mountain” qualifies as a rare and unusual find. But one with pages and pages of Zappa’s handwritten notes, including the musical score — that’s something else entirely.
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.