of thousands of photographs, including many original vintage prints with photographers stamps and notes from the seminal magazine of pop music. This collection features many photographs that have never been offered publicly prior to this sale. Original photographic prints from 1957 and 1958 of fresh faced youths, through their solo years, these can be considered Fine Art, as well as Historical, investments. Additional photographs include an original 1967 print of the Sgt. Pepper cover session, front row photos from John Lennon’s last ever live concert appearance at Madison Square Garden in 1974 including the negatives and the photographers’ publishing rights and a collection of 14” x 20” prints directly from the Apple Records archives.
An incredible selection of Jimi Hendrix Concert Posters offers truly magnificent fine art and historical artifacts, including the actual 1967 marquee poster from The Marquee club, a poster from Yale University in Connecticut that also features Janis Joplin, one from a free show on Boston Commons, the Miami Pop Festival, at the ABC Chesterfield in England opening for Cat Stevens, Sweden, Seattle, the Washington Hilton and more.
The expanded record division, directed by Gary Johnson of Rockaway Records, boasts not one, but two 2 first state stereo Butcher cover albums, plus acetates from The Beatles, Elvis, Madonna, David Bowie and the Sex Pistols. An incredible find is the 45 with picture sleeve and sheet music for the first release from a then 5-year-old Billy Joe of Green Day. We will have a special section dedicated to “Who They Were." Including: Stevie Ray Vaughan in the Cobras, The Beach Boys in Kenny & The Kadets, Stevie Nicks and Lindsay Buckingham in Fritz, Don Henley in Felicity and Ray Manzarek in Rick & The Ravens.
The Beatles Autograph section, all authenticated and directed by Frank Caiazzo, includes what may be the earliest Beatle album ever signed. Their first UK LP, “Please Please Me” autographed by the Fab 4 at a concert a mere 6 days after it was released! The lot includes a ticket stub, program and letter from the recipient of the autographs. Also featured are letters by John and Paul, both with important content. The letter from John to Media Sound requests that no material be released to anyone other than John, George or Ringo, an ominous example of the acrimony of the break-up. Autographs of The Beatles obtained personally by Eddie Cochran’s bass player during the tour are also included.
Also highlighted are audio recordings that include the complete soundboard recording of The Beatles at Shea Stadium and a never before heard audio of John and Yoko just goofing around. And there will be handwritten lyrics by Jimi Hendrix, George Harrison, Jim Morrison (“The Lizard King”), Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, and the Rolling Stones.
The Rolling Stones section will also include original 1965 concert posters obtained from Goldie and the Gingerbreads saved from when they toured with Mick and company. Some of the rare Stones items includes an incredibly rare cardboard poster for “Murray the