From 1972 to 1982, the Swedish group ABBA was one of the most successful groups in the world.
Their infectious pop tunes enthralled a worldwide audience. There were hit records, sell-out tours, and crowd scenes reminiscent of Beatlemania … except in the U.S.
Born in 1948, the talented tot James Chambers wowed audiences at country fairs before celebrating his homeland’s independence and his own by joining the deluge of youngsters flooding into the capital, Kingston, in 1962.
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For our regular Market Watch readers, it no surprise that The Beatles almost always show up in one form or another in our countdown. This week is no exception — and The Fab Four manage a very tidy hat trick as they conquer the top three spots.
SongVest, Inc. is known as the world’s first and only song-rights auction house. The company provides “music memorabilia with a paycheck” by acting as a broker between songwriters (or their heirs) and rights buyers. Since 2007, SongVest has given music fans, collectors and investors the unique opportunity to own a part of once-in-a-lifetime memorabilia.
The honor is so richly deserved that it’s probably churlish to ask precisely which incarnation of Genesis it was that brought them into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame.
Taking a bold stand in the never-ending debate over which Beatle was more talented, author John Cherry puts his money on Paul.
During the initial onslaught of the British Invasion, as The Beatles and The Dave Clark Five slugged it out for the devotion of America’s masses, a cuddly quintet, Herman’s Hermits, practically usurped them both. Neither as adept nor as savvy as their competition, they were assured continuing chart success via the astute guidance of producer Mickey Most and a reliable arsenal of songwriting support.
In 1970, and for a good few years after that as well, the idea of Iggy Pop and The Stooges being invited to any halfway respectable function would have struck many as being like asking Genghis Khan to bring a few friends around for tea.
Concert gear the Doors used on their last tour in 1970. One side of an acetate featuring The Beatles’ “Anna.” All kinds of Buddy Holly memorabilia from the collection of Holly’s wife.
These and a host of other items will go up for bidding in Heritage Auctions’ 2010 April Signature Music & Entertainment Memorabilia Auction, scheduled for April 9-10.