Every August 12, the day Thomas Alva Edison invented the phonograph in 1877, has become a time to celebrate the existence of vinyl records.
One of the great things about audio equipment is the nearly endless upgrade path to discovering one’s desired sound.
by Stephen M.H. Braitman — People have been sticking little signs and messages on their shirts for a long time. The origins of pins and pin-backs are lost in the beginnings of the early Industrial Revolution, but by the 19th century, politicians and supporters were actively campaigning all over their bodies.
by Stephen M.H. Braitman — The world of music promotional items, or swag, has a long and special history. When the music industry started swinging as a commercial force, marketers and publicists took their cue from titans like Coca-Cola and Ford Motor Company. The object, of course, was to spread the brand, make the name known, and sell product.
On the heels of its first successful sports and entertainment sale in June, Collect.com Auctions has announced its first forays into the world of antiques and music memorabilia.
Bruce Pollock’s upcoming book, reviewed by Joyce Greenholdt
The first installment of Goldmine’s new column defines what is and what isn’t memorabilia and provides details on upcoming auctions and other special events.
The early days of portable music included the release of tiny tapes and records. Find out about PlayTapes, Mini Pacs, Mini-8s, and the Mighty Tiny record player!
On the occasion of the 35th anniversary of The Electric Light Orchestra’s formation comes these reissued, expanded versions of ELO’s first two albums, with more to follow later this year.
1965 was a year of transition in popular music and a very good one for music lovers. What were some of the highlights?