Recordmecca’s Jeff Gold has been buying and selling collectible records and music memorabilia for 44 years. Profiled by Rolling Stone as one of the five “top collectors of high-end music memorabilia,” he travels the world to search out the finest music collectibles . An internationally recognized expert in the field, he is a frequent consultant to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Experience Music Project, and record labels and cultural institutions.
Gold’s new book, Total Chaos: The Story of The Stooges/As Told by Iggy Pop was one of Rough Trade’s ‘Books of the Year’ and earned rave reviews in Rolling Stone, Mojo, Esquire and many other publications. His 2012 book 101 Essential Rock Records: The Golden Age of Vinyl, From The Beatles to the Sex Pistols was one of eight selected in 2012 by Rolling Stone as “The year’s best reading material.”
Gold is a former Executive Vice President/General Manager of Warner Bros. Records where he worked with Prince, REM, Madonna and The Red Hot Chili Peppers and oversaw the Jimi Hendrix catalog. As VP/Marketing and Creative Services at A&M Records, Gold worked with The Police, Cat Stevens, Soundgarden, and Janet Jackson. He was editor of the book “A&M Records: The First 25 Years.” A four time Grammy nominated art director, he won a Grammy for Suzanne Vega’s album “Day’s of Open Hand.”
A music historian and researcher, Gold has discovered a number of previously unknown 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” (with Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Seal, and The Cure) and has worked on archival projects for Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, the Grateful Dead 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.
In 2016, Gold and colleague Laura Woolley appraised The Bob Dylan Archive, now housed at the University of Tulsa. Gold has helped curate museum exhibitions including the Experience Music Project’s “Beatlemania !” and the traveling exhibit “Bob Dylan’s American Journey”. He 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 and “Retromania: Pop Culture’s Addiction To Its Own Past” by Simon Reynolds.
Recordmecca has sold music artifacts to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Experience Music Project and the Smithsonian Institution. Everything Recordmecca sells is guaranteed authentic with no time limit.