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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Vintage ballpoint signatures of The Who—"The Who, Roger Daltrey" and "Pete Townshend" on a pink 5.75 x 5 album page, and "John Entwistle" and "Keith Moon" on a beige album page of the same size; Townshend's signature extends to the other album page, indicating that these pages were the centerfold of an autograph album. Reverse of the Daltrey and Townshend page is signed by The Troggs: C…

Sold For: $2,500 (w/BP) Auction #611 - June 24, 2021 View Details

Vintage autograph album, 5.5 x 4, signed inside on adjacent pages in ballpoint by Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle, and Keith Moon, and Pete Townshend. The right-side page features a pin retrieved from Townshend's guitar after he smashed it on stage, and the upper portion bears a collector's notation that dates the signatures to May 24, 1965, which corresponds to a Who concert at the Majesti…

Sold For: $2,276 (w/BP) Auction #611 - June 24, 2021 View Details

Rare program for The Who's final performance of their rock-opera Tommy at the Metropolitan Opera House, Lincoln Center, on June 7, 1970, 8.5 x 8.5, 12 pages, primarily featuring images of the band plus a few advertisements. The show was co-produced by Bill Graham of the Fillmore East along with Nat Weiss (The Beatles representative in the US). Rudolph Bing, director of the Met Opera Company, …

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Historic concert program for The Who at the Fillmore East on May 16-17, 1969, three months before their triumphant performance at Woodstock. The program measures 5.5 x 8.5 and features many vintage advertisements for The Who single 'Pinball Wizard,' Led Zeppelin’s debut album, and the Newport Jazz and Folk Festivals. Also scheduled to perform with The Who are Sweetwater, It’s …

Sold For: $275 (w/BP) Auction #611 - June 24, 2021 View Details

Vintage circa mid 1960s glossy 8 x 10.25 photo of The Who posing together on stools with a bucket of white paint at their feet and the backdrop scrawled with their band name in large capital letters. Reverse of photo bears a “Rex Features Ltd.” label. In fine condition, with a light impression from a label on the back. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks.

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Vintage glossy 7.75 x 8 wire photo of the Who posing with two girls, a mime, and a baby elephant on the back of a trolley. This photo was taken in London on October 9, 1968, when the band were in London at the BBC’s Lime Grove Studios to play their single ‘Magic Bus’ on the TV program How It Is. Reverse bears various stamps and an affixed Press Association caption. In very good …

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Color 18 x 29 concert poster for The Who at the Coral Sky Amphitheatre on August 16, 1997, signed in the lower border in pencil by the artist, Uncle Charlie Hardwick. In fine condition.

Sold For: $275 (w/BP) Auction #611 - June 24, 2021 View Details

Satin-finish 5 x 7 photo of The Who’s guitarist in a close-up pose, signed and inscribed in the lower border in black felt tip, “To James, Pete Townshend.” In fine condition. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks.

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Tony Glover's archive of materials related to his interview/concert with The Doors at the Minneapolis Auditorium on November 10, 1968. Includes: a 1/4-inch reel-to-reel tape of the concert and interview, annotated on the box, "Doors - concert w/ me 11/10.68 / Interview - same," with Glover's handwritten track list inside: "Side One: 1. Soul Kitchen, 2. Break On Thru, 3. When…

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Built to Last CD from the Grateful Dead, signed nicely on the inside of the foldable booklet in black felt tip by Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart, and Brent Mydland. In fine condition, with light yellow haloing to all of the signatures. The CD is included. Accompanied by an unused cloth backstage pass for their show at the Hartford Civic Center on March 18, 1990, wh…

Sold For: $1,708 (w/BP) Auction #611 - June 24, 2021 View Details

Personal check, 6 x 2.75, filled out and signed by Jerry Garcia, "Jerome Garcia," payable to Marin County Rug House for $5900, October 28, 1992. In fine condition.

Sold For: $963 (w/BP) Auction #611 - June 24, 2021 View Details

Concert program for a Grateful Dead concert at the Fillmore East, New York, on September 26-27, 1969, 5.5 x 8.5, which lists Country Joe as the headliner and Sha-Na-Na as support. Iron Butterfly and Porter’s Popular Preachers as the other performing acts. The program features images and short biographies of the bands and is like a time capsule of the 1960s, filled with numerous period adver…

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Original satin-finish 8 x 10 silver gelatin photo of Jerry Garcia and Mickey Hart, printed from the original negative circa 1970s-80s. Reverse bears a Baron Wolman copyright stamp and an affixed Retna Pictures label. In fine condition, with an area of discoloration at Garcia's feet.

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

Original glossy 8 x 6 silver gelatin photograph of Grateful Dead frontman Jerry Garcia in the city. Reverse bears London Features International credit stamps/labels. In fine condition.

Sold For: $125 (w/BP) Auction #611 - June 24, 2021 View Details

Original Swan Song Records promotional tri-fold booklet for Led Zeppelin's 1977 Tour of the United States, 8.25 x 11.75, signed on the front cover in black ballpoint by John Bonham. In fine condition. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks.

Sold For: $2,484 (w/BP) Auction #611 - June 24, 2021 View Details

Very appealing circa 1970s 11.75 x 16.75 Swan Song promotional poster of Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page, signed and inscribed along the guitar in black felt tip, "Chris, many thanks for the disc, Jimmy Page, Led Zeppelin." In very good condition, with overall creasing, tack holes to the corners, old tape stain along the bottom edge, and a few small stains along the intersecting folds.…

Sold For: $1,513 (w/BP) Auction #611 - June 24, 2021 View Details

Very attractive 18 x 24 Atlantic Records promotional poster for the release of the 1997 Led Zeppelin compilation album BBC Sessions, signed boldly in the lower border in black felt tip by Jimmy Page. Double-matted and framed to an overall size of 22.5 x 28.5. In very good to fine condition, with light wrinkling and scattered small creases. The consignor notes that the autograph was obtained in per…

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Semi-glossy 10 x 8 silver gelatin photo of Led Zeppelin taken by photographer Chuck Pulin on board the band's chartered plane, Caesar's Chariot, at the onset of their historic 1977 tour of the United States, signed in blue ballpoint by John Paul Jones. Reverse bears pencil notations and a pair of stamps attributed to Pulin, one of which is a copyright stamp dated to 1977. In fine conditio…

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Concert program for Led Zeppelin's New York City debut as an opener for Iron Butterfly at the Fillmore East, New York, on January 31-February 1, 1969, 5.5 x 8.5, which also lists Porter’s Popular Preachers as the other performing act. The program features full-page biographies and images for Led Zeppelin and Iron Butterfly, as well as a full-page image of Janis Joplin advertising an upc…

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Hugely appealing color 11.75 x 8.5 'Union Jack' handbill for a Led Zeppelin concert at the Tarrant County Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas, on August 22, 1970. In fine condition, with scattered light creasing. Led Zeppelin set a new rock music attendance record in Fort Worth when they packed nearly 14,000 excited fans into the auditorium of the Tarrant County Convention Center.

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Original 1976 Swan Song promotional fold-out booklet for Led Zeppelin, 8.25 x 12, which contains a biography of the group along with discography and biographies of each member of the group. Also included is a glossy 8 x 10 of drummer John Bonham. In fine condition. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks.

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Uncommon original official program for the Tenth Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction dinner held at New York's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in 1995. The high-quality program is 52 pages, 8.25 x 12, and features images and biographies of the inductees, including the Allman Brothers Band, Al Green, Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin, Neil Young, Frank Zappa, and others. In fine condition, with scattered sc…

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Felt tip signature and inscription, "Rock on! 'Dave the Rave,' Jimmy Page,” on an off-white 5 x 4 sheet that has been tape-affixed to the front cover of a Led Zeppelin II album. In very good condition, with folds, creases, and old tape along the edges, touching the sentiment. The record is not included. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from a prior owner who notes that the …

Sold For: $446 (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