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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Original program for the royal world premiere of 'A Hard Day's Night' at the London Pavilion on July 6, 1964, 8.5 x 11, 40 pages, presented in the presence of Princess Margaret and the Earl of Snowdon. In very good condition, with creasing, scuffing, and staining to the covers, a central vertical fold, and heavy staining to some of the interior pages.

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

Crisp original circa 1963 promo card for The Cavern Club, 6.25 x 4, depicting the young band on the front with the caption, “The Cavern—The home of the Beatles.” The reverse bears an image of a red Cavern Club pennant and reads, “When you come to Liverpool……you must visit the Cavern!” In fine condition. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks.

Sold For: $250 (w/BP) Auction #611 - June 24, 2021 View Details

Group of three glossy 7 x 9.5 photos of the Beatles taken by Peter Bruchmann during a performance at Hamburg's Top Ten Club in the spring of 1961. The prints were developed from the original negatives in the 1980s. Two of the photos depict Stuart Sutcliffe and George Harrison, and one shows John Lennon. Reverse of each bears Bruchmann copyright labels marked as “390,” “0664,…

Sold For: $414 (w/BP) Auction #611 - June 24, 2021 View Details

Two scarce monthly issues of The Beatles Book from June and August 1967, Nos. 47 and 49, both 31 pages, 6 x 8.25, published by Beat Publications. The front and back covers to the earlier “Sgt. Pepper Special” issue depict the band in their costumes from the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album, and the later issue features George Harrison and John Lennon on the front and bac…

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Limited edition 23.5 x 16.5 print of a photograph showing the Beatles in Heiligengeistfeld Square in Hamburg, Germany. The original photograph was taken by Astrid Kirchherr in November 1960 as part of the band's first official photo session; the image shows Pete Best, George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and Stuart Sutcliffe, posing on a Hugo Haase train car in an amusement park. The…

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

Glossy 9.5 x 7 second generation wire photo of the Beatles with Pete Best, printed from an original negative by noted Beatles photographer Astrid Kirchherr. Taken at Heiligengeistfeld Square in Hamburg, Germany, as part of the Beatles’ first official photo session, the image shows Best, George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney posing on a Hugo Haase train car in an amusement park; Stuar…

Sold For: $250 (w/BP) Auction #611 - June 24, 2021 View Details

Limited edition 16.5 x 23.5 print entitled 'Elvis McCartney' from Voormann's 'Hamburg Days' suite, numbered 80/125, signed in the lower border in pencil by the artist, "Klaus Voormann." In fine condition. A great portrayal of Paul McCartney in a Presley-esque pose.

Sold For: $250 (w/BP) Auction #611 - June 24, 2021 View Details

Limited edition 16.5 x 23.5 print entitled 'John Singing' from Voormann's 'Hamburg Days' suite, numbered 52/125, signed in the lower border in pencil by the artist, "Klaus Voormann." In fine condition.

Sold For: $250 (w/BP) Auction #611 - June 24, 2021 View Details

Four pairs of John Lennon and Paul McCartney royalty statements for the period of July to December 1970 for The Beatles songs ‘Yesterday,’ ‘Hey Jude,’ ‘Here There and Everywhere,’ and ‘With a Little Help from My Friends,’ totaling eight sheets, 7.25 x 11.25, detailing payments made to Lennon and McCartney for sales from various countries. In overall…

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Business card for “Lennons Restaurant, Rock ‘n’ Roll Bar” of London, 3.75 x 2, listing the director as Cynthia Lennon, who has signed and inscribed on the reverse in blue ballpoint, “To Neil, love, Cynthia Lennon, x.” In fine condition. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks.

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Ono Music Ltd. business check, 7.75 x 3.5, filled out in another hand and signed by Yoko Ono, payable to John Hine for £120, August 23, 1974. In fine condition. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks.

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

Imagine album signed on the front cover in silver ink, "Love, Yoko, NYC '88." In fine condition. The record is not included. Accompanied by correspondence from St. Sergius High School, which evidently sold a number of these signed albums as part of a fundraiser.

Sold For: $368 (w/BP) Auction #611 - June 24, 2021 View Details

Parlophone Records 45 RPM record sleeve for the Beatles' single 'Day Tripper / We Can Work It Out,' signed on the front in black felt tip, "Ringo." In fine condition. The record is not included.

Sold For: $491 (w/BP) Auction #611 - June 24, 2021 View Details

Apple Records 45 RPM record sleeve for the Beatles' single 'The Ballad of John and Yoko / Old Brown Shoe,' signed on the front in black felt tip, "Ringo." In very good condition, with overall creasing. The record is not included.

Sold For: $413 (w/BP) Auction #611 - June 24, 2021 View Details

Oversized color 10.25 x 13.5 magazine photo of Starr posing with a golden watch, signed in black ballpoint, "Ringo Starr." In very good condition, with punch holes to the left edge, a tear to the top edge, a horizontal fold, and overall creasing, heaviest to the bottom.

Sold For: $379 (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

Immensely desirable handwritten lyrics by Bob Dylan for his breakthrough single, "Like a Rolling Stone," one page, 8.25 x 11.75, The Dorchester of London letterhead, written in black ballpoint and signed neatly at the conclusion, "Bob Dylan, 2010." The lyrics, in full: "Once upon a time you dressed so fine threw the bums a dime in your prime, didn't you / People call say beware doll you&#…

Sold For: $73,944 (w/BP) Auction #611 - June 24, 2021 View Details

Exquisite suite of six limited edition giclee prints from the original 2008 release of Bob Dylan's 'Drawn Blank' series, all numbered 68/295, 28 x 36, each signed in the lower border in pencil by Dylan. Artwork titles are: 'Train Tracks,' 'Man on a Bridge,' 'Woman In Red Lion Pub,' 'Still Life With Peaches,' 'Truck,' and ''Amagansett.…

Sold For: $50,000 (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

Highly desirable vintage sheet music songbook entitled "Bob Dylan: Himself, His Word/His Music," published in 1965, 9 x 12, 32 pages, signed inside on a full-page illustration in blue ballpoint, "Bob Dylan." In fine condition, with light handling wear. A great vintage signature inside a classic compendium of Dylan's folk tunes.

Sold For: $2,250 (w/BP) Auction #611 - June 24, 2021 View Details

Original program for Bob Dylan's first major concert at Carnegie Chapter Hall in New York on November 4, 1961, four pages, 5.5 x 8.5, depicting the 20-year-old folk singer playing his harmonica on the front cover. In fine condition, with a faint central horizontal fold, and some light soiling to the front cover. Promoted and financed by Izzy Young, proprietor of the Folklore Center music store, th…

Sold For: $1,165 (w/BP) Auction #611 - June 24, 2021 View Details

Original 10 x 8 silver gelatin photograph of Bob Dylan performing at Chicago's Orchestra Hall on December 27, 1963, taken by Raeburn Flerlage. Reverse bears a "Louise and Raeburn Flerlage" address stamp. In fine condition. Raeburn Flerlage (1915-2002) was a photographer known for capturing the blues and folk scenes in 1960s Chicago, documenting the likes of Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, J…

Sold For: $1,004 (w/BP) Auction #611 - June 24, 2021 View Details

Archive of materials from the collection of Tony Glover associated with the Martin Scorsese-directed Dyaln documentary No Direction Home, including: a partial typed transcript of Glover's 1996 interview with Jeff Rosen for 'No Direction Home,' filmed under the working title 'Early Days,' comprising 35 pages (of 50 numbered) in which Glover discusses the Minneapolis scene in the…

Sold For: $876 (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