Marvels of Modern Music

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Marvels of Modern Music - "Summertime, and the bidding is easy"—with over 400 items spanning the history of popular music, RR Auction''s summer installment of our Marvels of Modern Music series is sure to be a hit. From the Beatles and Bob Dylan to Prince, Kurt Cobain, and Lady Gaga, icons of the past and present are represented in this sale. Among the many chart-topping items are a fully signed Meet the Beatles promo album, Prince''s stage-worn lace shirt from the Purple Rain Tour and handwritten lyrics for ''Nothing Compares 2 U,'' autograph lyrics for ''Like a Rolling Stone'' by Bob Dylan, and Eddie Van Halen''s stage-used Charvel guitar. Join us as we make history selling music history in June 2021.

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Signed book: In His Own Write. First UK edition. London: Jonathan Cape, 1964. Hardcover with slipcase, 5.75 x 7.75, 78 pages. Signed prominently on the first free end page in blue ballpoint, "John Lennon, xxx." Signed page also bears an ownership notation. In very good to fine condition, with surface impressions to the front cover, and some light staining and soiling to the signed page. Accompani…

Sold For: $7,321 (w/BP) Auction #611 - June 24, 2021 View Details

Revolver album signed in black felt tip by George Harrison and in blue ballpoint by Ringo Starr. In very good to fine condition, with light edge creasing, and scattered light surface gouges, most noticeable on George's face. The record is not included. A classic Beatles album cover signed by half of the 'Fab Four.'

Sold For: $6,710 (w/BP) Auction #611 - June 24, 2021 View Details

Limited edition 12″ 'Sexy MF' promo single by Prince and The New Power Generation on transparent yellow vinyl, still sealed in its original plastic. The black jacket is printed, "Jacket Made in Canada," in small white text along the bottom edge of the reverse. In fine condition. From the collection of Prince's assistant Therese Stoulil and accompanied by a letter of pro…

Sold For: $6,504 (w/BP) Auction #611 - June 24, 2021 View Details

TLS signed in bold black felt tip, “John Lennon,” one page, 8 x 11.5, Robert Fraser Gallery letterhead, August 17, 1968. Letter addressed to a "Friend," in full, "Thank you very much for writing and sending me my balloon back. I'm sending you a badge just to remind you that you are here." Included is the small referenced ‘badge,’ an off-white 1″ in diameter pin t…

Sold For: $6,133 (w/BP) Auction #611 - June 24, 2021 View Details

Decca Records UK mono pressing (LK 4605) of the self-titled debut album by the Rolling Stones, signed and inscribed on the back cover in black ballpoint, "To Brian K. Jones, Best wishes, Brian Jones," "To Brian K. Jones, Love from, Charlie Boy," "All the best, Brian, Bill Wyman," "To B.K. Jones, Mick Jagger," and "Best wishes to Brian, Keith Richard.&qu…

Sold For: $5,500 (w/BP) Auction #611 - June 24, 2021 View Details

Vintage circa 1964 hardcover autograph album, 4 x 3, signed inside on three different pages in ballpoint, "Paul McCartney," "John Lennon," "To Jennifer, love from George Harrison, xxx," and "Jimmie Nicol." An ownership signature, "Miss Jennifer Rodley," is penned inside the front cover; her father, Wing Commander 'Rod' Rodley, was a pilot for the British Overseas Airway Corporation, flyin…

Sold For: $5,146 (w/BP) Auction #611 - June 24, 2021 View Details

Parlophone/EMI Records 45 RPM record sleeve, signed on the reverse in black ballpoint by Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr; the Lennon signature is secretarial. In very good to fine condition, with light creasing. The record is not included. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from REAL (also mentioning a signed diary page, not included).

Sold For: $5,076 (w/BP) Auction #611 - June 24, 2021 View Details

The Rolling Stones, Now! album signed and inscribed on the back cover in blue ballpoint, "To Lorna, with love, Brian Jones, xx," "Keith Richard," "Love, Charlie Boy," "Bill Wyman," and "Mick Jagger." In very good to fine condition, with light scuffing, partial edge separations and stains, and an ownership notation to the upper right corner. The record is included. The consignor notes: 'It wa…

Sold For: $5,003 (w/BP) Auction #611 - June 24, 2021 View Details

Appealing color glossy 10 x 8 photo of the Rolling Stones posing in front of their ‘tongue and lips’ logo, signed in black felt tip by the four pictured musicians: Charlie Watts, Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood, and Keith Richards. This image was taken during a press conference when the Stones announced ‘The Bigger Bang’ world tour at Julliard Music School in New York on May 10, 2…

Sold For: $4,886 (w/BP) Auction #611 - June 24, 2021 View Details

Sought-after limited edition (white cover) 12″ promo single of 'Gett Off (Approx: Damn Near 10 Min.)' by Prince and The New Power Generation. In fine condition. From the collection of Prince's assistant Therese Stoulil, who notes that this was from Prince's 'stash.' Accompanied by a letter of provenance from Stoulil. Prince had 1500 copies of this record pressed to gi…

Sold For: $4,886 (w/BP) Auction #611 - June 24, 2021 View Details

Early ballpoint signatures of Queen—Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor, and John Deacon—on a light pink 4.25 x 4.5 sheet. In very good to fine condition, with intersecting folds and creases. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from the original owner: "I became an avid Queen fan as a young guy [and]…could not believe after the release of 'A Night at the Opera' that…

Sold For: $4,375 (w/BP) Auction #611 - June 24, 2021 View Details

Incredible vintage 3.5 x 5.75 Coral Records promo card for The Crickets from February 1958, signed on the front in green ballpoint by Buddy Holly, Jerry Allison, and Joe Mauldin. The reverse lists various singles for The Crickets and Buddy Holly. In fine condition. Consignor notes that the signatures were obtained at Salisbury's Gaumont Theatre on March 22, 1958.

Sold For: $4,216 (w/BP) Auction #611 - June 24, 2021 View Details

Signed book: Bob Dylan Approximately: A Portrait of the Jewish Poet in Search of God. NY: David McKay Company, 1975. Softcover, 7.25 x 10, 208 pages. Desirably signed on the opening page in pencil by Dylan, who adds a quote above: "'I’m trying to be like the medium at a seance. There’s a mystery, magic, truth, and the bible in great folk music.'" Additionally, on the …

Sold For: $4,160 (w/BP) Auction #611 - June 24, 2021 View Details

Vintage pencil signature and inscription, "To Marilyn, from, Elvis Presley" on an off-white 8.5 x 11 sheet, which served as the script cover for an episode of The Steve Allen Show that aired on July 1, 1956. The sheet is also signed and inscribed to "Marilyn," by the show's three other guests: Andy Griffith, Gene Rayburn, and Imogene Coca. In very good to fine condition, wi…

Sold For: $4,038 (w/BP) Auction #611 - June 24, 2021 View Details

Cream-colored Affinity series Fender Squier Stratocaster electric guitar, signed on the white pickguard in black felt tip by Stewart Copeland, and on the body in blue felt tip by Sting and Andy Summer, who adds "'The Police.'" In fine condition, with a nick, a couple trivial scuffs, and a stray felt tip mark to body. A very displayable and prominently signed guitar.

Sold For: $3,941 (w/BP) Auction #611 - June 24, 2021 View Details

Vintage circa 1963 Rolling Stones fan club promo card (the earliest form of a Stones fan club card), 5.25 x 4.75, signed on the reverse in black ink, "Mick Jagger," "Brian Jones," "Keith Richard," and "Charlie Boy, xxx," and in ballpoint, "Bill Wyman." Caption on reverse lists the address of fan club national secretary Diane Nelson. In very good co…

Sold For: $3,933 (w/BP) Auction #611 - June 24, 2021 View Details

Super desirable vintage ballpoint signatures of the Rolling Stones—"The Rolling Stones, Love, Charlie Boy," "Bill Wyman," "Brian Jones," "Keith Richard," and "Mick Jagger"—on an off-white 7.25 x 9.5 sheet. In very good to fine condition, with overall creasing, and light show-through from some old mounting remnants on the back. Accompani…

Sold For: $3,625 (w/BP) Auction #611 - June 24, 2021 View Details

Atlantic Records 45 RPM record entitled 'Best Of British: Try A Little Taste,' signed on the back of the picture sleeve in blue ballpoint, "Fuck the Queen! Bon, AC/DC," "Angus [Young], AC/DC," "Phil Rudd, AC/DC," "Mark Evans," and "Cheers, George Young." George Young was Angus's older brother who produced the first four AC/DC albums. In…

Sold For: $3,484 (w/BP) Auction #611 - June 24, 2021 View Details

Two of Prince's personally-owned and -worn custom-made tie pins: a gold-tone Prince 'symbol' pin, 1.5″ tall, with clutch clasp at the top; and a gold-tone symbol pin with "Prince & The NPG," 2″ tall, with clutch clasp at center. In fine condition. From the collection of Prince's assistant Therese Stoulil and accompanied by a letter of provenance. The Prin…

Sold For: $3,328 (w/BP) Auction #611 - June 24, 2021 View Details

Archive of material related to poet and singer-songwriter Patti Smith, which is highlighted a group of five rare limited edition prints of her lyrics, each signed below in ink by Smith, including: three early broadsides entitled ‘Mon Vieux Lucien,’ each 12 x 8.25, originally printed and distributed by The Gotham Book Mart in a total edition of 300 copies, with 50 signed and numbered an…

Sold For: $3,156 (w/BP) Auction #611 - June 24, 2021 View Details

Rare vintage circa 1968 paperstock Christmas card with holly design and printed greeting, 5 x 3.5, signed in ink by David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Richard Wright, and Roger Waters, all signing with first names only. The backing is separated, and bears an ink "The Pink Floyd" stamp with handwritten 1968 copyright notation. In fine condition, with trimmed edges and some old mounting remnants on the bac…

Sold For: $3,126 (w/BP) Auction #611 - June 24, 2021 View Details

Extremely rare original glossy 10 x 8 contact sheet featuring 12 different images from a photo shoot of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, taken by Gered Mankowitz in his studio at 9 Mason’s Yard in London on October 4, 1967; this was Mankowitz’s second photo session with Hendrix. Identification inherent to upper border reads: “GMS, 1609 A.” Reverse bears Mankowitz’s credi…

Sold For: $3,120 (w/BP) Auction #611 - June 24, 2021 View Details

Large color 23 x 30 Geffen Records poster for Guns N' Roses, showing the band in front of the front page of The New York Daily News from January 13, 1928, which features a mid-execution photo of murderer Ruth Snyder and the headline "DEAD!" The poster is signed in black felt tip, "W. Axl Rose," "Matt Sorum," "Duff, GNR, 93," "Dizzy Reed," and "Slash," with one member adding "Gn', Fn',…

Sold For: $3,119 (w/BP) Auction #611 - June 24, 2021 View Details

Infidels album by Bob Dylan, who has signed on the front cover in blue felt tip. Displayed in a 13 x 13 shadowbox frame. In fine condition. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. Produced by Mark Knopfler and Dylan himself, Infidels is seen as his return to secular music, following a conversion to Christianity and three evangelical gospel records. Though he never publicly reno…

Sold For: $3,086 (w/BP) Auction #611 - June 24, 2021 View Details