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CLASSIC VINYL: songs of growing up and getting old

Bookends by Simon and Garfunkel, released in 1968 by CBS records, value £50<p>PAUL Simon and Art Garfunkel are both from Queens, New York. They first …

Simon and Garfunkel

Home Grown: “The unexpected finds are what make record collecting so fun”

The post Home Grown: “The unexpected finds are what make record collecting so fun” appeared first on The Vinyl Factory.

Vinyl Records

Elvis Presley's Divorce Document Put Up for Auction Reveals What Priscilla Got in Their Split

The divorce settlement of one of rock-n-roll’s most famous couples will soon be a fan’s very expensive keepsake.<p>The document marked the end of Elvis …

Las Vegas

Show Off Your Stash: Shake It Records

<i>“Show Off Your Stash” is an ongoing series where local record stores show us their craziest, rarest, coolest and most valuable vinyl records.</i><p>Shake It …

Vinyl Records

Rare Grateful Dead memorabilia to be auctioned in Reno

RENO — Like most Deadheads, Jesse Kant can remember her favorite Grateful Dead concert like it was yesterday.<p>"Without any doubt, that was the show at the Great Pyramid in Egypt. The show was obviously outdoors and the people actually came to the show on camels; some people sat on their camels and …

Grateful Dead

Beastie Boys Announce Vinyl Reissues

Capitol Records will reissue three of the Beastie Boys' albums on vinyl next month: instrumental compilation <i>The In Sound From Way Out!</i> (1996), …

Beastie Boys

Pop perfection: What makes a song a classic?

There is no such thing as the perfect pop song.<p>That’s not to say that perfect pop songs don’t exist. Of course they do; anyone who’s ever heard<br>ABBA’s …

Pop Music

Prince’s Teal Blue Cloud Guitar Fetches $700K At Auction

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A California auction house says a guitar that Prince used in the late 1980s and into the 1990s has been sold for $700,000. That’s …


CAPTION CONTEST: Enter Your Funniest Caption & You Could Win A METALLICA Swag Pack

First thing's first: Last week's winner! Congratulations to Cire Notsluor, who had the best zinger:<p><i>"Listen Dave..I said Chris Holmes has had enough</i> …


A lot of albums released by old folks in 2017 are completely awesome

If rock-n-roll or old-school blues rock and its derivatives are your thing, the pickings these days are slim.<p>Washy synthesizers and ornately produced rap dominate, which is fine. I'm still trying to figure out how I feel about St. Vincent's "Masseduction," and one of my kids is bringing a lot of …

Christine McVie

Private Investors Are Buying Up Music Royalties — and Many Songwriters Are Eager to Sell

Like a lot of independent artists, Mickey Shiloh was struggling to make ends meet. An L.A.-based professional songwriter now focused on launching her …


It ain't free, babe: Dylan guitar expected to fetch $300K

DALLAS (AP) — A guitar played by Bob Dylan at notable concerts in 1970s is expected to sell for more than $300,000 when it goes up for auction next …


Paul McCartney's Sweater, Ringo Starr's Suit Pants Up for Auction

Heritage Auctions is preparing to sell off multiple pieces of Beatles memorabilia<p>A short-sleeve knit sweater worn by Paul McCartney, a suit jacket …

Paul McCartney

The Art of Phrasing: Four Simple Ways to Make Your Leads Sing

When one of my guitar students wants to learn lead guitar, I usually show him/her the minor pentatonic scale first.<p>Once that scale is down in all …


The Day the Beatles Met Fats Domino

In 1964, a bunch of rock 'n' roll legends met face-to-face in New Orleans.Continue reading…

Classic Rock

Never-before-seen photos of John Lennon hit auction block

Unseen photographs of John Lennon, which were left in a “junk drawer” for more than 30 years, have been discovered.<p>The collection of 26 negatives, …

John Lennon

Fats Domino dead: Why the late musician was the reason Elvis Presley hated being called 'The King'

Legendary musician Fats Domino has died at the age of 89 leaving behind a career which saw the icon pioneer rock and roll and inspire countless …

Fats Domino

Madonna sued auction house for 'personal revenge': court papers

Madonna's lawsuit against an auction house was merely a petty attempt at revenge, court papers seeking sanctions against her argue.


Purple pain? This collection of Prince memorabilia reveals nothing intimate about the star – review

In 2007, Prince played a 21 night residency at the O2 Arena, turning the vast, impersonal Greenwich dome into a musical home from home. A year after his shocking and untimely death at the age of 57, the much loved multi-instrumental superstar is back in residence.<p>Or, at least, that seems to be the …

David Bowie

The Jimi Hendrix Experience 8xLP box set gets first ever European vinyl release

October 26, 2017 In News<p><b>Featuring 56 live and alternate recordings.</b><p>A collection of Jimi Hendrix’s concert and studio recordings from 1966-1970 is …

Vinyl Records

The Comeback of the Cassette

Vintage sells. At least that's what the media industrial complex seems to think. Whether it's rebooting video gaming systems from the '80s and '90s, …

Vinyl Records

How to create a sustainable future for vinyl

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Vinyl Records

Queen's 'News of the World': 10 Things You Didn't Know

From a Freddie Mercury–Sid Vicious studio run-in to how Brian May made those stomps and claps on "We Will Rock You" sound so huge<p>Though now rightly …

Freddie Mercury

Collecting Vintage Concert Tickets

Collecting Vintage Concert Tickets<p>Did You Know Music Memorabilia Includes Rock Concert Tickets & Stubs?<p>I enjoy collecting concert tickets and stubs …

Collecting Rolling Stone Magazine Vintage Issues

Collecting Rolling Stone Magazine Vintage Issues<p>Collecting Rolling Stone Magazine Vintage Issues, Covers and Artwork<p>If you are a collector of vintage …

Classic Rock Is Now A Young Band’s Game - WSJ

Some of the music industry’s biggest players are betting that a new sound is ready to catch on. It’s called classic rock.<p>The genre is being reinvented by young musicians, some of whom are barely out of high school, who are channeling bands their mothers and fathers grew up with.<p>Greta Van Fleet is a …

Classic Rock

The 10 Best Robert Plant Songs

Robert Plant was the frontman of Led Zeppelin. What the hell do you do after that? Sure, there are all sorts of reasons a lead singer, or another …

John Bonham

Tips for Valuing and Collecting Vintage Sheet Music

Most of the sheet music found today was produced from the 1890s onward. The early examples feature favorite songs from popular stage productions. …

Sheet Music

Kurt Cobain's VMA Moonman, Michael Jackson's Glove Up for Auction

Prince's "Cloud" guitar, Madonna's corset, Elvis Presley's aviator glasses also highlight Julien's Auction event<p>Kurt Cobain's MTV VMA Moonman, …

Kurt Cobain