An original signed contract for Otis Redding’s song “That’s What My Heart Needs,” whereby he sells the publishing rights to the song to East Publications, Inc. (one of Stax’s publishing companies.) Redding agrees to be paid 5 cents per copy sold (the standard rate at the time) and 50% of revenue for sheet music, licenses […]
An original album cover proof for the 1970 Reprise album by Jimi Hendrix and Otis Redding “Historic Performances Recorded at the Monterey Pop Festival” hand signed by legendary photographer Jim Marshall, who took the photographs on the cover. This is the earliest version of the album cover, which was quickly replaced by a collage of […]
A rare set of Rolling Stone magazine, issues #1 – 105, bound in a limited edition of seven volumes and gifted by Rolling Stone co-founder Jann Wenner to former Warner Bros. Records president Joe Smith. Wenner and legendary San Francisco Chronicle music critic Ralph J. Gleason launched Rolling Stone with their debut issue on November […]
In shrink, looks unplayed. Original Warner/Reprise inner sleeve.
An original concert poster from the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival. Monterey Pop was arguably the most important music festival ever, featuring the first US appearance of Jimi Hendrix, as well as Janis Joplin with Big Brother, the Grateful Dead, Buffalo Springfield, The Byrds, The Who, Jefferson Airplane, Otis Redding and so many more. This is […]
A truly unique Otis Redding/Stax Records collectible; an original signed music publishing contract for Otis Redding’s song “Boston Monkey” (released on the posthumous album “Remember Me”) autographed by Otis Redding, his 7 fellow songwriters, and Stax founder Jim Stewart–a who’s who of the 60’s Memphis music scene. Signing here alongside Otis are Steve Cropper, Donald […]
From the collection of the late Ralph J. Gleason, here is a 3 page handout from the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival, titled “Notes for the Friendly Media.” Written by Beatles press agent Derek Taylor, who ran the press relations at Monterey Pop, these instructions were given to reporters, and contains all the do’s and dont’s […]