Recordmecca’s Jeff Gold has been buying and selling collectible records and music memorabilia for 43 years. Profiled by Rolling Stone as one of five “top collectors of high-end music memorabilia,” he travels the world to find the finest music collectibles for Recordmecca. Gold is an internationally recognized expert in the field, and a frequent consultant to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, the Experience Music Project in Seattle, Washington, and various record labels and cultural institutions. His book 101 Essential Rock Records: The Golden Age of Vinyl, From The Beatles to the Sex Pistols (Ginkgo Press) was one of eight books selected in 2012 by Rolling Stone as “The year’s best reading material.”
A longtime music business veteran, Gold is the former Executive Vice President/General Manager of Warner Bros. Records where he worked with artists including Prince, REM, Madonna and The Red Hot Chili Peppers and oversaw the Jimi Hendrix catalog. As Vice President of Marketing and Creative Services at A&M Records, Gold worked with The Police, Cat Stevens, Soundgarden, Janet Jackson, and many others. He was the editor of the book “A&M Records: The First 25 Years.” A four time Grammy nominated art director, he won a Grammy Award for Suzanne Vega’s album “Day’s of Open Hand.”
A music historian and researcher, Gold has discovered a number of previously undocumented tapes, later released by major labels, including “Bob Dylan at Brandeis University 1963″ and unreleased performances by the Velvet Underground and The Stooges. He was a producer of the album “Stone Free: A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix” which featured Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Seal, and The Cure. Gold has also worked on archival and reissue projects for artists including Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, the Grateful Dead, the Velvet Underground, the Stooges and Gram Parsons. His discovery of 149 previously unknown Bob Dylan acetate records received extensive media attention including articles in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today.
Gold has helped curate museum exhibitions including the Experience Music Project’s “Beatlemania !” and “Bob Dylan’s American Journey” (which traveled to Cleveland’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, New York’s Pierpoint Morgan Library, Minneaopolis’ Walker Arts Center, and Los Angeles’ Skirball Cultural Center.) He has appeared as an expert authenticator/appraiser on PBS’s History Detectives and VH1’s television show Rock Collectors, and is profiled in the books “Vinyl Junkies” by Brett Milano (St. Martin’s Press,) and “Retromania: Pop Culture’s Addiction To Its Own Past” by Simon Reynolds (Faber & Faber.)
Recordmecca is proud to have sold music memorabilia to institutions including the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Experience Music Project, and the Smithsonian Institution. Everything Recordmecca offers comes with a lifetime guarantee of authenticity. We have hundreds more items in our inventory, so let us know if you are looking for anything specific.