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Vintage German-language program for the 1963 American Folk Blues Festival, 10.75 x 10, signed inside by several of the performers, including: Muddy Waters, Otis Spann, Victoria Spivey, Sonny Boy Williamson, Big Joe Williams, Matthew 'Guitar' Murphy, Lonnie Johnson, and Bill Stepney. In very good to fine condition, with most of the pages detached, but all are present.

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German program for the 1962 American Folk Blues Festival, measures 18 x 12.5 open, signed inside in ink and ballpoint by John Lee Hooker, Memphis Slim, Willie Dixon, Jump Jackson, Brownie McGhee, Shakey Jake, T-Bone Walker, and Helen Humes. In fine condition, with light light creasing.

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Influential avant-garde American composer and artist (1912-1992). Red ballpoint signature and inscription, "For Gertrud Limiberg, with best wishes, John Cage July 2, '86,” on an off-white 11 x 8.5 sheet. Cage has also added and titled a quotation from his "Variations I," which consists of several dots and intersecting lines. In fine condition, with a dent to the upper blank area, easily …

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Vintage circa 1962 program for a "Concert of Modern Jazz" by John Coltrane and His Group, four pages, 10.75 x 10, signed and inscribed inside in blue ballpoint, "To Heinz, best wishes, John Coltrane," "Elvin Jones," "Jimmy Garrison," and "McCoy Tyner." Front cover features a stamp-covered misspelling to "Norman Granz Presents." In fine condition.

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Neat original magenta artist's pencil sketch of a female face in profile accomplished by Miles Davis on an off-white 6 x 10 sheet, signed in the lower left corner, "Miles!" Nicely double-matted and framed to an overall size of 10.75 x 13.75. In very good to fine condition, with two diagonal creases passing through the sketch's face. A simple yet elegant piece of original artwork by the le…

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French-language program for the fourth annual International Jazz Festival held in Antibes and Juan-les-Pins from July 26-31, 1960, 8.5 x 10.5, signed inside next to his image in blue ballpoint by Miles Davis. The program also features autographs from Sunnyland Slim, Charles Williams, Sarah Vaughan, Herbie Hancock, Professor Hugh Porter, Wilbert Harrison, Virginia Davis, Eleanor Howell, Ran Blake,…

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Vintage copy of Jazz magazine, Vol. 1, No. 3, August 1942, 5.75 x 8.75, signed inside in ink and pencil by a variety of notable jazz musicians, including: Dizzy Gillespie, Ben Webster, Benny Carter, Eddie Condon, Pee Wee Russell, Wilbur de Paris, Joe Bushkin, Gene Schroeder, Kansas Fields, Joe Grauso, Sterling Bose, Miff Mole, Josh White, Bobby Hackett, Hot Lips Page, Big Sid Catlett, Milton Mezz…

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Impressive collection of over 60 items signed by one or more influential jazz musicians, consisting mostly of vintage cut signatures and programs from the early and mid 20th century, with many of the programs signed by numerous band members and festival performers, both popular and obscure, with some inscribed. Musicians include: Louis Armstrong, Erroll Garner, Lionel Hampton, Ella Fitzgerald, So…

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Scarce French-language program for the first annual European Jazz Festival held in Antibes, Le Cap, and Juan-les-Pins in 1960, 8.25 x 10.5, signed inside on the same page in blue ballpoint by Charles Mingus, Eric Dolphy, Booker Ervin, and Ted Curson. The program is also signed inside by Bud Powell, Sonny White, Sidney de Paris, Alvis Hayes, and John Smith. In very good to fine condition, with lig…

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Vintage promotional booklet for the third Essence Jazztage festival, held at the Grugahalle in Essen on April 17, 1961, measuring 21 x 5.5 open, signed below his image in blue ballpoint, "Good luck, Thelonius Monk." The booklet is also signed by bassist John Ore and trumpeter Buck Clayton. In very good to fine condition, with light creasing and handling wear, and a slit to the left edge of Monk&#…

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Wonderful glossy 10 x 8 photo of George Harrison in a peaceful close-up pose from circa 1976, signed in blue ink. In very good to fine condition, with scattered light creasing, and a faint paperclip impression to the top edge. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks.

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Signed book: Fifty Years Adrift. First edition, limited issue, numbered 726/2000. England: Genesis Publications, 1984. Hardcover with slipcase, 7.25 x 9.75, 541 pages. Signed at the bottom of the foreword page in brown ink, "George Harrison," and also signed by the author on the colophon in blue ink, "Derek Taylor." In fine condition, with light sunning to the spine.

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Bold ballpoint signature, "George Harrison,” on a beige 6 x 4 album page, with collector's notation dating the signature to March 20, 1963. In fine condition, with light show-through from unrelated handwriting on the reverse. The Beatles played at the ABC Cinemas in Romford, England, on March 20, 1963, as part of a spring tour with Tommy Roe and Chris Montez.

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Mailing envelope, 7.75 x 4.25, signed on the reverse in brown ballpoint by George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Delaney and Bonnie Bramlett. In very good condition, with light toning, creasing and opening-related edge tears. Accompanied by a letter of provenance, which notes that the autographs "were obtained by my mother, Karen Maycock, on 4th of December 1969 when the artists played The City Hall…

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Sought-after vintage ballpoint signature, "To Janice, from Elvis Presley,” on a yellow 4.5 x 4.5 album page. In fine condition.

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Amazing glossy 8 x 10 Island Records promotional photo of Bob Marley in a terrific front-facing pose, signed in red ballpoint, "Natty, Bob Marley." In fine condition, with a fingerprint smudge in the right border. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from the original recipient: "I went to a Bob Marley gig in 1975 at the Lyceum London. Afterwards I went to a club called Columbo's on Carnaby…

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Two items: a folded off-white 7 x 4.5 notebook page signed in red ballpoint, “Love, Mick Jagger, x”; and a beige 5.5 x 4 album page signed in green ballpoint, “Bill Wyman,” “Charlie Boy, xxx,” and “Keith Richard,” and in blue ballpoint, “Brian Jones,” with the reverse signed by Gerry and Freddie Marsden of Gerry and the Pacemakers. In ov…

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Handwritten notes by T. Rex frontman Marc Bolan, unsigned, penned in black ballpoint on a lightly lined 5.25 x 8.25 sheet of notebook paper, which consists of a to-do list for producer Tony Visconti, in part: "Tony — Morrison & de Villena…Paul McCartney / EMI / America Rocket / Squid re phone, Richard, £400 as 200, masters—demos, let's see." In fine condition. Given Bola…

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Born to Run album signed and inscribed on the front cover in blue ballpoint, "To Russ Regan, from, Bruce Springsteen." In fine condition. The record is not included. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from a friend of the original recipient, Russ Regan, a record executive who served as President of both UNI Records and 20th Century Records and was vice-president of A&R at Motown. The lette…

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Handwritten music notes by T. Rex frontman Marc Bolan, signed twice in the third-person, “marc,” circa 1970, penned in various colored ballpoint on a lightly lined 8 x 5.5 sheet of notebook paper, which reads, in part (spelling retained): "Seagull women, acustics mixed down adt / reported co / marc tracked on change down… / mixed together lightly play gibson thru out / piano on C-C7-F…

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Three items: a pink 5.5 x 4 album page signed in blue ballpoint by Pete Townshend and Kenney Jones, with the reverse signed by Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook; an off-white 5.5 x 4 album page signed in ballpoint by Roger Daltrey, with the reverse signed by members of the ska-punk band The Piranhas; and a color glossy 4 x 5.75 promo card of The Who draped in a Union Jack flag, similar to how they…

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Ballpoint signature, "To Chris, Love, Keith Moon, x,” on an off-white 4.5 x 2.5 stationery sheet from London retail store Jean Machine. In fine condition, with light creasing to the top. Accompanied by a provenance letter.

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Original program for the 1968 American Folk Blues Festival, 24 pages, 10.75 x 10, signed inside in ballpoint and felt tip by several attending musicians: John Lee Hooker, Big Walter 'Shakey' Horton, Jimmy Reed, Eddie Taylor, T. Bone Walker, and Big Joe Williams. Also includes a vintage glossy 4.5 x 3.5 photo of noted blues piano-player Curtis Jones seated on a bed with a guitar, signed on…

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Louis Armstrong All Stars with Jack Teagarden album, signed on the inside of the front cover in blue ballpoint by Louis Armstrong and Jack Teagarden, who adds the inscription, "To 'Zola,' Best of everything," and in blue ink by Barney Bigard. In fine condition, with wear to edges. The records are included.

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