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Here’s What AUTHENTIC Bob Dylan Lyrics Look Like !

On April 30, the news broke that Sotheby’s would be auctioning Bob Dylan’s original handwritten lyric manuscripts for Like A Rolling Stone and A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall in June– big news in the Dylan community.  As someone who’s written more than his fair share about Dylan and his manuscripts, I’ve gotten many calls and […]

And While We’re On The Subject of Record Collectors…

If you’re a record collector and don’t know Dust and Grooves, you should.  Eilon Paz’s site documents record collectors from around the world, telling their stories via interviews and his fantastic photographs.  I’m a huge fan of Dust & Grooves, and was honored to be featured this month. And here are a few more links […]

Craig Kallman – Record and Memorabilia Collector Extraordinaire

If you’re a record or memorabilia collector, don’t miss last month’s Wall Street Journal article on Atlantic Records chairman Craig Kallman.  Craig, who I first met in the 90′s when I was an executive at Warner Bros. Records, has 750,000 records.  That’s right, three quarters of a million albums.  That’s got to be the largest […]

Fake Acetates Everywhere !

Every morning I check CollectorsFrenzy.  That’s the site where you can see the 25 most expensive records that sold on Ebay the previous day. There’s a LOT of discussion these days about the records on Collector’s Frenzy.  That’s because in my opinion* there’s been a rash of fake acetates selling for big money.  Hundreds and […]

Rave Review in Mojo Magazine: 101 Essential Rock Records

It’s been a crazy few months with the holiday season and the release of my book 100 Essential Rock Records: The Golden Age of Vinyl, From The Beatles to the Sex Pistols.   Below is a just-in review from my favorite music magazine, Mojo, which happily gave the book four stars (their highest rating) and made […]

Bob Dylan/History Detectives Guitar – It’s Authentic !

On Sunday I wrote a post about helping Public Television’s History Detectives investigate a Fender Stratocaster guitar allegedly played by Bob Dylan at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival, when he famously “went electric.”  The people at History Detectives had asked me not to reveal the results of the investigation before the show airs, next Tuesday, […]

Bob Dylan’s Newport Guitar and Lyrics Discovered ? Stay Tuned…

The July 17 episode of Public Television’s History Detectives will be of great interest to Bob Dylan fans–and anyone interested in 60′s music and rock memorabilia.  The show, the first in History Detectives’ 10th season, is devoted to solving three mysteries involving potentially historic music artifacts. On History Detectives, a group of researchers from various […]

An Original “Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan” With 4 Withdrawn Tracks Surfaces

The original “Freewheelin’.”  One of–if not the–rarest and most valuable records in the world.  A stereo copy sold for $35,000, and a mint mono copy would likely bring $15,000.  So it’s big news when a previously unknown copy surfaces.  And I’m happy to report one just did. “The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan” is Dylan’s second album, […]

New Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives

On April 9, I was thrilled to attend the opening of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s new Library and Archives in Cleveland.  Many years in the making, the Rock Hall has opened a truly world class (I know it sounds crazy) study center dedicated to Rock and Roll.  The opening featured a panel […]

SOME INTERESTING LETTERS…AND MORE BOB DYLAN

I love collecting letters and documents that help tell the story of popular music, and thought I’d start posting a few of my favorites.  I buy this kind of thing whenever I can, keeping those that interest me most, donating the rest to archives that will preserve and share them–most often, the Rock and Roll […]

VIRTUAL MUSEUM: An Amazing Jazz Collection

  Just before the end of the year, I was fortunate to purchase an amazing collection of classic Jazz memorabilia and autographs, some of which I’d originally sold years ago–and never thought I’d see again.  This post shows off some of the most interesting and unusual items, many of which are for sale at Recordmecca.   […]

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