There’s a lot of really cool movie poster art to enjoy. But if you’re expecting to find the mother of all investment opportunities, you probably shouldn’t get too attached to the idea of striking it rich with rock and roll movie posters.
No surprise to find The Beatles, Elvis and The Sex Pistols topping the Market Watch heap. But a few entries may trigger déjà vu, so we’ve expanded the Top 10 to 12.
Elvis Presley was inducted in the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame at the very first ceremony in 1986. But his spirit hangs over this year’s ceremony as well, with the induction of his former bassist, the late Bill Black, and his former drummer, DJ Fontana, in the “Sidemen” category.
July 31, 2009, marks the 40th anniversary of Elvis’ triumphant return to live performance at the International Hotel in Las Vegas (now the Las Vegas Hilton). The event will be commemorated during this year’s Elvis Week, Aug. 8-16, with a special concert Aug. 14 at the Cannon Center in Memphis, Tenn., featuring many of the performers who shared the stage with Elvis back in 1969, including Millie Kirkham, The Sweet Inspirations, The Imperials and James Burton and Glen D. Hardin from the TCB Band, among others. Terry Mike Jeffrey and Andy Childs will provide additional vocals, and other participants will be announced; check elvis.com for updates.
Renowned rock ‘n’ roll photographer Philip Kamin is parting with his prized photography collection, which features rock music icons from the last 50 years.
Jump suits — these are the ultimate in Elvis Presley memorabilia. The current world Elvis auction record is $300,000 paid for a peacock jump suit worn in several 1974 concerts. Even his Bentley sold for less!
12 previously unreleased Hendrix tracks are coming out in March; John Carpenter’s "Elvis" is coming to DVD; Barenaked Ladies sign with EMI; James Taylor and Carole King announce U.S. tour dates; the final Johnny Cash American Recordings album; and a new Wanda Jackson single from Third Man.
A look at upcoming sales of music memorabilia as well as recent prices realized.
by Peter Lindblad — Philip Kamin has gained a reputation as one of the world’s finest rock photographers. But his first day on the job covering a Genesis tour in the late ’70s didn’t go so well.
This issue we’ll take a look at some upcoming auctions, then look at some recent prices realized for memorabilia.