Four unreleased Jimi Hendrix 16mm color films were posted on eBay recently and fetched $10,000 when the video reels sold during the final hours of a ten-day auction. The seller, aware of the concert films one-of-a-kind value started the bidding price at 10K and a sole bidder committed to pay that, in return to own this historic Hendrix memorabilia.
A Motley Crue ‘Shout At The Devil’ autographed world tour book and other framed vintage memorabilia sold for $5,000 during a recent eBay auction. Who knew? In 1984 Motley Crue were the last band on earth you might expect to get the “shadow box” treatment but this fan (seller) had a vision and clearly, it’s paid off.
A Beatles double billed ‘on stage’ poster has sold for more money than most of us would pay to watch the Beatles play the double billed concert. Given all we know and love about the Fab Four, most of us would not be willing to drop 42 grand for a lunchtime concert ticket, let alone the poster that advertised it.
Hearing that a Sex Pistols ‘God Save The Queen’ single sold for over $19,000 on eBay is probably enough to make sardonic singer Johnny Rotten’s middle fingers fly high. It’s hard to imagine that a band whose message was so anti-establishment merits such monetary value on an institutionalized auction site.
When Kiss shipped their 1974 debut album out to radio stations, it included a little something extra in the form of a full color poster of the band. Nearly 40 years later, that one-time freebie courtesy of Casablanca Records & Tapes has a collector’s value of at least $1500, based on the one that recently sold on eBay.
Eric Clapton’s vintage valve amplifier recently sold on eBay for over 2,000 British pounds — the equivalent of about $3200 US dollars. That may sound like a lot, but since this Radford STA 25 Series III is a classic and signed and dated by a 19-year-old Clapton, it’s a true collectors’ piece.
Kiss items are extremely collectible and we’ve seen some outrageous prices paid for their guitars, autographs and vinyl. Recently four bidders placed a dozen bids in the hopes of winning a sealed ‘Music from the Elder’ 8-track cassette from 1981. The seven-day auction ended when $295.00 secured the collectible, taking the bid to a winning status on eBay. In the collecting market this isn’t a lot of cash but at the end of the day, it’s an awful lot of money for an eight-track tape!
Jim Marshall, the founder of Marshall Amplification, has died at the age of 88. Marshall, a drummer and drum shop owner, established his British company in 1962 and since then has been known as the creator of the most recognized line of amplifiers in the rock world.
Steven Adler has offered Guns N’ Roses an official apology for the remarks that he made yesterday during an interview with Loudwire, in which he insulted Axl Rose‘s new line-up by calling them “hacks.” As previously reported, the comment arose during a discussion of Guns N’ Roses’ upcoming induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame this April.
Aerosmith and Cheap Trick have just announced their 2012 summer tour dates, labeling their sizzling pair-up the ‘Global Warming Tour.’ After a successful tour in South America and Japan, Boston’s finest, along with the pride of Rockford, Ill., will return to the USA and kick things off in Minneapolis, Minn. on June 16.
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