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image of Grit, Noise, and Revolution: The Birth of Detroit Rock 'n' Roll (Hardcover, signed by Question Mark, Gary Grimshaw, Leni Sinclair, author David Carson, and others)

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Ann Arbor: University of Michigan, 2008. Later printing. SIGNED on the front endpaper by author David Carson, along with several of the book's subjects, including musicians Gary Rasmussen (of The Up),Question Mark, rock poster artists Gary Grimshaw and Leni Sinclair, and several others. An exploration of rock music's roots in Detroit. Very Good plus in… Read more
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$85.00
image of Original photograph of Lou Reed in performance, circa 1978

Original photograph of Lou Reed in performance, circa 1978

by Lou Reed (subject); Elaine Bryant (photographer)

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Published
1978
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$350.00

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New York: London Features International, 1978. Vintage photograph of musician Lou Reed in performance in London, circa 1978. With the stamp of photographer Elaine Bryant to the verso, along with the stamp and label of London Features International. Renowned English photographer Elaine Bryant shot a number of evocative photographs of rock and pop musicians throughout the 1970s… Read more
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$350.00
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Virginia Music Festival Poster, circa 1973 (Original poster for the Virginia Music Festival)

by [McKendree Spring] Michael Dreyfuss, Kris Kristofferson, Earl Scruggs, John Prine, Linda Ronstadt (artists)

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Published
1972
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$350.00

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Williamsburg, VA: William and Mary University, 1972. Vintage poster for the 1972 Virginia Music Festival, held at William and Mary University in Williamsburg, Virginia on April 7 and 8. This poster originates from the estate of progressive folk-rock group McKendree Spring violinist Michael Dreyfuss, who played in the festival. An attractive poster featuring troubadours being towed by… Read more
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$350.00
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The Solid Gold Corpse (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

by Charles Eric Johnson (screenwriter)

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Published
1970
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$375.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1970. Draft script for an unproduced film. A beloved rock star named Wednesday's Child battles with his record label for control over the rights to his music. African-American screenwriter Charles Eric Johnson was known for his work for television and film throughout the 1970s and 1980s, including "Beyond Atlantis" (1973), "That Man Bolt" (1973), "Slaughter's… Read more
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$375.00
image of Television: The Band to Watch (Original promotional sticker, circa 1977)

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N.p.: N.p., 1977. Vintage promotional sticker for New York post-punk band Television's 1977 debut album "Marquee Moon." 3 inches in diameter. Unpeeled, with backing intact. Near Fine.
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$150.00
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Rock and Roll Heaven (Original screenplay for an unproduced film, circa 1980s)

by S. Torriano Berry (screenwriter)

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Published
1980
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$300.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1980. Draft script for an unproduced film. Written by noted African-American screenwriter S. Torriano Berry. A rock star dies in a freak accident but is reincarnated, to the chagrin of his greedy recording company, who have already made plans to replace him in the spotlight. Heavily influenced by earlier films "Heaven Can Wait" (Ernst Lubitsch,… Read more
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$300.00
image of Two original photographs of Roger Daltrey, circa 1960s

Two original photographs of Roger Daltrey, circa 1960s

by Roger Daltrey (subject)

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Published
1960
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$375.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1960. Two vintage black and white photographs of musician Roger Daltrey sporting his signature silver cross pendant, circa 1960s. With the printed label of agent Paul Kohner affixed to the verso. 8 x 10 inches. Near Fine.
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The Concert for Bangladesh (Original photograph of George Harrison and Bob Dylan from the 1972 film)

by Saul Swimmer (director); George Harrison, Ravi Shankar, Bob Dylan, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Leon Russell (starring)

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Published
1972
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$385.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1972. Vintage borderless satin-finish double-weight reference photograph from the 1972 documentary film, showing musicians George Harrison and Bob Dylan performing together. One of the first large-scale humanitarian aid rock concerts, The Concert for Bangladesh featured a plethora of 1960s pop and rock musicians performing to raise relief funds for the refugees of the 1971 Bangladesh… Read more
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$385.00
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Jailhouse Rock (Original photograph from the 1957 film)

by Elvis; Presley Judy Tyler (starring); Richard Thorpe (director); Guy Trosper (screenwriter)

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Published
1957
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$650.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1957. Vintage reference photograph from the 1957 film, showing Elvis Presley getting whipped by prison guard Bill Hickman. A handsome young man named Vince Everett is sent to prison for manslaughter, and begins a musical career with the help of his cellmate, a washed-up country singer. Presley's third film appearance, and first film with MGM. … Read more
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$650.00
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The Fender Bass: An Illustrated History (First Edition)

by J.W.; Black Albert Molinaro; Dave Maddux (photographer)

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Published
2001
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780634026409
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$150.00

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Milwaukee, WI: Hal Leonard, 2001. First Edition. First Edition. Photo-illustrated throughout in color and black-and-white. Lightly rubbed, else Fine and unread in wrappers with French flaps.
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50 Years of the Gibson Les Paul (First Edition)

by Tony Bacon

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Published
2002
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780879307110
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$125.00

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San Francisco: Backbeat Books, 2002. First Edition. First Edition. Photo-illustrated throughout. Near Fine in illustrated wrappers with French flaps.
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$125.00
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Vintage Guitars: The Instruments, The Players, The Music (First Edition)

by Jeffrey Peppers Rodgers (editor); Ben Harper (foreword)

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Published
2001
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$175.00

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San Anselmo, CA: String Letter Publishing, 2001. First edition. One of 300 numbered copied (this being No. 160) signed by editor Jeffrey Peppers Rodgers and publisher David A. Lusterman on a publisher's tipped in bookplate. Profusely photo-illustrated throughout in color and black-and-white. Near Fin without dust jacket as issued, in a Near Fine publisher's slipcase. Boards and… Read more
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The Chinery Collection: 150 Years of American Guitars (First Edition)

by Tony; Bacon Scott Chinery

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Published
1996
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9781871547405
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$275.00

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London: Balafon Books / Outline Press, 1996. First Edition. First Edition, one of 6000 numbered copies (this being No. 2686). Fine and unread in a Fine dust jacket, with a touch rubbing to the gold foil of the jacket spine. In a Near Fine publisher's slipcase.
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The Soul of Tone: Celebrating 60 Years of Fender Amps (First Edition)

by Tom; Wheeler Keith Richards (introduction)

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Published
2007
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780634056130
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$500.00

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Milwaukee, WI: Hal Leonard, 2007. First Edition. First Edition. A history of the iconic amplifiers, profusely photo-illustrated throughout in black-and-white and color. Near Fine, with minor rubbing to the boards, without dust jacket as issued.
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$500.00
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The Strat in the Attic (First Edition)

by Deke; Dickerson Jonathan Kellerman (foreword)

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Published
2013
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780760343852
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$125.00

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Minneapolis: Voyageur Press, 2013. First Edition. First Edition. Near Fine without dust jacket as issued.
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image of Original photograph of Lou Reed, circa 1973

Original photograph of Lou Reed, circa 1973

by Lou Reed (subject)

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Published
1973
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$450.00

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N.p.: RCA Records and Tapes, 1973. Vintage black-and-white photograph of Lou Reed, circa 1973. With a newspaper review of Reed's 1974 album "Rock n' Roll Animal" affixed to the verso, along with two date stamps reading APR 1, 1974 and MAY 1, 1992 and a dealer stamp, and a printed label reading "REED, LOU / ROCK MUSIC." … Read more
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$450.00
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Jesus Christ Superstar (Vintage script for the 1977 Broadway stage musical)

by Andrew Lloyd Webber (music); Tim Rice (lyrics); William Daniel Grey (director, starring); Patrick Jude, Bobby Bondon, Barbara Niles (starring)

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Published
1977
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$1,275.00

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New York: Music Theatre International, 1977. Vintage script for the 1977 Broadway revival of the 1971 musical. Copy belonging to actor Lennie Del Duca, who played an unnamed apostle, with his name to the title page in holograph ink, and his holograph pencil annotations (many of which are unfortunately now erased, but some visible) throughout. Andrew Lloyd… Read more
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image of Original photograph of Mick Jagger, circa 1964

Original photograph of Mick Jagger, circa 1964

by Mick Jagger (subject); Nico van der Stam (photographer)

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Published
1964
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$485.00

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Amsterdam: Nico van der Stam, 1964. Vintage borderless double weight photograph of Mick Jagger, circa 1964, by photographer Nico van der Stam, with "Nico van der Stam" stamp on verso. Nico van der Stam was a Danish photographer best known for his portraits of jazz and rock musicians during the late 1960s and early 1970s, and was… Read more
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$485.00
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Game Plan: Second Half of '81 [1981] (Original promotional sticker)

by Factory Records; Joy Division, New Order, A Certain Ratio, et al.

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Published
1981
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$675.00

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Manchester: Factory Records, 1981. Vintage promotional sticker announcing upcoming releases from Factory Records from July through December, 1981. Included are the release dates, Factory Records number, artist and title information, and format. Featuring the rarely seen FCL (Factory Records Division) designation and logo. The period covered by the sticker includes releases by Joy Division, the double album… Read more
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Low-Life (Original promotional sticker for the 1985 album)

by [New Order]

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Published
1985
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$150.00

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Manchester: Factory Records, 1985. Vintage two-sided promotional sticker for the band's 1985 album, with the verso noting the release of the album, the first single "The Perfect Kiss," and the Jonathan Demme-directed video for the same. The third studio album by the band, considered among their best, and the moment they fully embrace the use of synthesizers… Read more
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$150.00