A regular blog is the easiest and quickest way to update what’s happening with memorabilia, so here goes.
Following the abandoning of any thoughts of a memorabilia exhibition in Elgin, I’ll be adding items that would have been included in that.
The first two items are classic and stunning images from the Jimi Hendrix Exhibition which were sold at a charity auction in 1993. The one seen above is “The Fist” by Jim Marshall and the one below is “Rings” by an unknown photographer. In case you think it odd that I’d planned to include Jimi in an exhibition in Elgin, there is actually a link. Noel Redding, Jimi’s bass player was a regular visitor to the Two Red Shoes as lead guitarist with Neil Landon And The Burnettes.
I’ve recently added a new section to Rockmine – Collectable Rock & Pop Books.
There, you’ll find a selection of some of the most interesting and most collectable rock books in the world. We’ve “Cathy“, the wonderful book of photographs of Kate Bush published privately in 1986; “Konnichiwa“, one of only 32 ever published for George Harrison to give as gifts on his tour of Japan. Two other George Harrison books – “Songs By George Harrison” and “Songs By George Harrison Volume 2“. Neither is numbered or signed, except by Keith West, the illustrator. Volume 2 even comes with both the CD and 7” E.P.
Lastly, for now, Derek Taylor‘s “Fifty Years Adrift“. Many consider this to be the best Beatles related book ever written. It’s lavishly illustrated and packed with memorabilia. Published in a limited edition of 2,000, copies are known to sell for £ 5,000! This clearly states that it isn’t part of the limited edition but a review copy. It’s neither numbered nor signed but is much rarer than those which are.
That’s all for now, I’ll list items here as and when I add them to Rockmine.