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Going for $5,893, an authentic three-song Abbey Road recording reel was the star of Backstage Auction’s recent The Rockin’ Hot Summer Auction. Received by auction consignor Denny Somach after the “Beatles At Abbey Road” exhibition July through September in 1983, the 10-inch reel (recorded at 7 1/2 IPS) is a dub made direct from the original masters and was made to be played at the exhibition.
Heritage Auction Galleries sold nearly $650,000 worth of music, TV and movie memorabilia in its Signature Music & Entertainment Memorabilia Auction held June 5 and 6. In the music category, an acoustic guitar owned and used by Elvis Presley attracted the highest final bid, selling for $26,290, including buyer’s premium. Elvis played the guitar in the movie “Follow That Dream” and it had been on display at the Warner Bros. Museum in Hollywood until its previous owner decided to put it up for sale.
Slowly, though REO Speedwagon was getting little traction through its self-titled release, guitarist Gary Richrath was beginning to emerge as a major guitar force. Guitar magazines were starting to feature him and his sort of muscular blending of English blues-rock licks with a flashier, more modern technique.
It’s a sobering thought, but Nov. 27, 2008, marks what would have been the 66th birthday of Jimi Hendrix, just a couple of months after we finished mourning the 38th anniversary of his death. And it still boggles the mind to consider just how much he accomplished during his time on earth, all the more so when you remember that the vast majority of it was actually banged down in less than two years.