Recordmecca Featured in Rock Poster Article in THE GUARDIAN

Here’s an article on the revival in poster collecting in The Guardian (the UK newspaper,) featuring an interview with yours truly: Never mind the Blu-Tack: the rock poster goldrush  Would you pay six figures for a vintage rock poster? Dave Simpson on a booming market Highly sought after . . . a detail from Emek’s […]

The Virtual Museum: Some New Discoveries

  With the Recordmecca website freshly updated, the time seemed right to share some of my new discoveries in another installment of “The Virtual Museum.” First up is perhaps the most unique item we’ve ever had the pleasure to offer–Grace Slick’s dress, worn while performing with the Jefferson Airplane at the Monterey Pop Festival, in […]

Bob Dylan’s Muse: Suze Rotolo, 1943-2011

I just heard the very sad news that Suze Rotolo has passed away; she was Bob Dylan’s girlfriend and muse in the early to mid 1960’s.  Rotolo is the girl huddled next to Dylan on the iconic cover to his second album “The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan;” and he wrote one of my favorite Dylan songs, […]

Hendrix/Mothers/Animals–Now THAT Would Have Been a Show !

Here’s an amazing letter from Michael Jeffery, manager of The Jimi Hendrix Experience and The Animals to the great Tom Wilson, at that time an A&R man at The Animals’ label, MGM Records, proposing a possible Eric Burdon & The Animals/Mothers of Invention/Jimi Hendrix Experience concert at Carnegie Hall !   Can you imagine–Hendrix, at […]

GUEST COLUMNIST: GENE SCULATTI on CAPTAIN BEEFHEART

Here’s a first for the Recordmecca Blog–a guest columnist. Our friend Gene Sculatti, well known music writer & historian, former record and television exec, and all-around great guy shares my  love of Captain Beefheart. On hearing of Beefheart’s passing this week, I asked Gene if he’d be willing to write a remembrance of the Captain. […]

JEFFERSON AIRPLANE/THE BEGINNING

My wife Jody calls it “shopping in your closet”–looking through stuff you already own, but haven’t paid any attention to in a long time–if ever.  Just today she pulled out a sweater that she hadn’t worn in probably 20 years, but looks great today.  And I had my own similar experience a few days ago, […]

REUNIONS–BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD & RHINO RECORDS STORE

Here are two completely unrelated reunions that might be of interest to readers of this blog.  First, this weekend’s Buffalo Springfield reunion at the annual Bridge School Benefit in Mountain View, CA, hosted by Neil Young.  This was a big deal for Neil fans and those of the great Springfield–the first time surviving Buffalo Springfield […]

Record Collecting Adventures/A Previously Unknown Led Zeppelin Album

Record Collecting Adventures/Discovering a Previously Unknown Led Zeppelin Album Every once in a while a previously unknown record surfaces; something longtime collectors have neither seen nor heard of.  In the internet era this happens far less frequently.  It’s easier than ever to research obscure titles, and usually if I haven’t seen something, somebody else has.  […]

Discovering the Bob Dylan at Brandeis Tape

There’s a lot of buzz in the Dylan community over the impending release of a previously unknown 1963 recording of Bob Dylan at the Brandeis University folk festival.  Today’s headline at contactmusic.com proclaims “Lost Bob Dylan Audio Found at Late Rolling Stone Co-Founder’s Home;” with the story reporting “Crisp audio from a lost 1963 BOB […]

Jimi Hendrix’s Record Collection Pt. 2/A Man With Great Taste

I’ve had a lot of enthusiastic response to my last post, about Jimi Hendrix’s record collection.  As I mentioned in that post, the Experience Music Project in Seattle has the only other known group of records from Jimi’s collection.  As people seemed truly interested in what Jimi was listening to, I reached out to the […]

Jimi Hendrix’s Record Collection

If I had to pick one artist who’s music meant more to me than any other, it would have to be Jimi Hendrix.  I began obsessively collecting Hendrix records in 1971, and my desire to have everything Jimi led to a lifetime’s journey of collecting and working in and around music. In June, 2000 I […]

Jimi Hendrix’s Record Collection

If I had to pick one artist who’s music meant more to me than any other, it would have to be Jimi Hendrix.  I began obsessively collecting Hendrix records in 1971, and my desire to have everything Jimi led to a lifetime’s journey of collecting and working in and around music. In June, 2000 I […]

Mothers of Invention/Absolutely Free Libretto

Here’s a bit of public service blogging–a set of scans of the impossible to find “Libretto” booklet for the Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention’s second album, “Absolutely Free.”  Along with their 1966 debut, “Freak Out” and their third album, “We’re Only In It For The Money” the Mothers created some of the most […]

My Big Star Tribute

Big Star. What a great great band. If you don’t know them, stop reading this now, open another browser window, and buy the single CD of their first two albums, #1Record/Radio City, and their 3rd, posthumous album, Third/Sister Lovers. You won’t be sorry–I promise.  And read the Wikipedia page on them for the lowdown. I’m […]

THE Virtual Museum: Set Lists

First, an apology–I haven’t put up a new post in a long time, for a variety of reasons–two international trips, buying some large collections, blah blah blah. So here’s a long one with a lot of unique images, to make up for it. The topic today is SET LISTS. A set list, for those who […]

My Bob Dylan Story, and everybody else’s

Every Dylan fan should check out Expecting Rain, Karl Erik Andersen’s excellent website which collects links to the Bob Dylan news of the day, as well as links that would be of interest to Dylan fans (see the links at the end of this post.) Today Karl posted a link to a site where people […]

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