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The Death of One of my Heroes (this story contains: cursing, nudity, glass shattering, and of course...autographs)

When a newscaster I worked with passed away and I found out he liked Billy Joel, I changed the lyrics from Piano Man to “Anchorman.”

Another classy, wonderful human was taken from us too soon…and I’m back to thinking about Billy Joel lyrics.

Basketball legend Darryl Dawkins had a heart…

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Added by Josh Board on August 29, 2015 at 10:21pm — 2 Comments

Rockers and a Hollywood Actor who wants to rock

Summer is winding down and school is about to start but I do have a few autograph stories from the past couple of weeks.

First off, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Chris Hillman (Byrds,Desert Rose Band, Flying Burrito Bros.) and Herb Peterson(Flying Burrito Bros, DRB) made a stop at a small local venue.  After the show they both sat down at the merch table and signed and talked with fans.  I couldn’t find my Byrds album (that Roger McGuinn refused to sign) but I did get him on my HOF…

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Added by Coachgd on August 29, 2015 at 8:28pm — 3 Comments

Just couple of Rock stories.... (5)

When I started to write my blog articles, I decided that my posts are going to be personal, interesting and funny stories which happened to me when I met my heroes. This is going to be my last blog post for some time - because it´s the last story which deserves to be written about. It´s going to be last one till the moment when something new and extraordinary will happen in future. First post was about Deep Purple... and this one is going to be about this band too - because it´s the best…

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Added by Peter C. on August 28, 2015 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Misspelled Inscriptions -- I Don't Wanna Work, I Want Autographed Drumheads All Day!

I was talking to an old DJ I once worked with in the ‘90s. Rock and Roll Peg was not only the highest rated DJ in San Diego, she was a sweetheart. She knew I liked collecting autographs, and as the newest and youngest guy at the station, she was often hooking me up.

She interviewed the band Living Colour – got me a signed CD. Backstage at Joe Walsh, she got me a personalized signature. The amount of times she got things signed for me was endless.

I recently told…

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Added by Josh Board on August 27, 2015 at 12:29am — 4 Comments

Elvis Presley/Bill Anderson Stories

As a hardcore racquetball player, and lover of music memorabilia, I was interested in the item that recently sold at an Elvis Presley auction. It was a red, white, and blue shirt Elvis wore when he played racquetball. Many don’t realize he was a huge racquetball fan, and even had courts installed…

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Added by Josh Board on August 18, 2015 at 9:59am — 4 Comments

My Favorite All-Time Western Films--as of 12 August, 2015

I love the old B-western/ western films...Here are my TOP 17 Western films of all-time, in order:

                                My Favorite Movies

  1. THE SEARCHERS- (John Wayne/Jeff Hunter/Ward Bond) 1956
  2. SHANE- (Alan Ladd/Van Heflin/Jean Arthur) 1953
  3. THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE- (Humphrey Bogart/Walter Huston/Tim Holt) 1948
  4. THE ANGEL AND THE BADMAN- (John Wayne/Gail Russell/Harry Carey, Sr.) 1947
  5. 3:10 TO YUMA- (Glenn Ford/Van…
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Added by Sam Lawson on August 12, 2015 at 7:00am — 29 Comments

Summer Concerts and the Football Hall of Fame

This has definitely been the summer for concerts for me.  Between my gig as a concert reviewer/photographer and attending some shows for below face value (thanks to craigslist!) or free (thanks to friends) I’ve been to 17 shows since June.  

At the end of July, Graham Nash played a solo show at…

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Added by Coachgd on August 10, 2015 at 8:03pm — 4 Comments

Just couple of Rock stories.... (4)

Queen have been one of my favourite groups since my childhood - all huge sport events, every hockey championship have been accompanied by their two classics - We Will Rock You and We Are The Champions. I became much more interested in Queen in late 90s or early 00s when I got into the contact with couple of friends who were members of Czech Queen fanclub or huge fans of them. Still - at the beginning of my "fanship" Queen were "dead" band - not active. They released and re-released and…

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Added by Peter C. on August 10, 2015 at 9:36am — 2 Comments

God only knows how I met The Beach Boys!

I am only 32 years old, however I have always felt more akin to the music of the 60's and 70's. While I love classic rock and the debate of who "is" the greatest bands from the UK and USA. There has always been for me two bands that stick out above the rest. The Beatles from the UK and The Beach Boys from the USA. Rolling Stones list the two greatest albums : Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and Pet Sounds. 

Pet Sounds is one of the most brilliant albums ever created and was (in…

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Added by Adam Halloran on August 7, 2015 at 9:31pm — 27 Comments

Just couple of Rock stories.... (3)

It was difficult to decide about the band which I want to write in 3rd episode of my blog. There were two options – presumably very long article about Queen+…. or slightly shorter one about different band. Finally I made a decision - it won't be about Queen+ - but they will follow soon, I promise!



Hardrock triumvirate? Three founders of hardrock and heavymetal? European and American taste is slightly different here (because I know that especially Deep Purple are much bigger band in…

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Added by Peter C. on August 4, 2015 at 12:13pm — 5 Comments

Star Wars...Nothing But Star Wars...(channeling Bill Murray)

The last few years I’ve skipped the popular Comic Con, which is held right in my backyard of San Diego. The event is rather crowded and I just feel like I’ve seen it all at this point.

Each previous year I’ve gone, though…it’s autograph moments that I have the most fun with. Running into somebody like…

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Added by Josh Board on August 4, 2015 at 10:40am — 4 Comments

Just couple of Rock stories.... (2)

Pink Floyd.... I have never had a chance to see them - I was schoolchild at the time of their only show in my country, but I became their fan because of my dad who played their albums at home regularly - and during the period of time Dark Side, Wish and Wall became my favourites, but I never became a fan of early Barrett years. I'm not strictly Waters / Gilmour defined fan, I think that High Hopes, Learning To Fly or Sorrow are stunning tracks - so I admire almost whole career of…

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Added by Peter C. on August 1, 2015 at 6:54am — 3 Comments

Just couple of Rock stories...

At first - please be tolerant to my weaker English - it is not my native language, therefore I am going to make mistakes, but I hope that all is going to be understandable for everyone. :)



Let's start from the very beginning.... I'm mainly fan of rock music (mainly 60s / 70s) and as person born in mid 80s living in central European country where communism finally ended in 1989 - there is still enormous hunger for rock concerts and that's why rock legends are still enormously…

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Added by Peter C. on July 31, 2015 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

Wall of Shame -- The Autographs We No Longer Like

The Tour de France concluded the other day. I know nothing about the guy that won. I stopped carrying about bike races after Ricky Potter beat me in a race in 4th grade. I do regret all those great baseball cards I ruined attaching them to the spokes, too (but damn did it make a great sound).

This…

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Added by Josh Board on July 28, 2015 at 11:00pm — 12 Comments

I Understand Much of the Distrust/Confusion Concerning EBay Autographs

I began collecting at Age Eleven & was Blessed early on (and, Later in Life when I Worked For & With many Actors/Actresses from, Shirley Booth to R. Phoenix) some of my Youthful experiences have been shared in Articles/Interviews I contributed to Classic Images, Film Fax, Scarlet Street, etc. There are very few Autographs of Star's who did their most Important bodies of Work between 1925 - 1985 Whose Signatures I Cannot Authenticate (for the most part) either on Sight or Within 25… Continue

Added by Kevin1976 on July 18, 2015 at 10:27pm — 7 Comments

We're being sued again: "Autograph Authenticators Called a Cartel"

Google News surprised me this afternoon with a report from Courtroom News Service, which I am posting here in total as allowed under their terms and conditions:

Autograph Authenticators Called a Cartel…
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Added by Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager on July 17, 2015 at 1:30pm — 9 Comments

Autographed Baseballs -- The All-Star Game Edition

If you’re not a baseball fan but an autograph collector, you have to at least appreciate getting a baseball signed on the sweet spot. That white background, and a ballpoint pen signature…while you smell hot dogs in the background.

The two baseballs I regret not buying are Mickey Mantle and Willie…

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Added by Josh Board on July 16, 2015 at 11:18pm — 1 Comment

My Heart/Robert Plant situation and other stories

Heart is one of my favorite bands.  I’ve seen them a few times in the past, but it has been 20 years since I last saw them so I was excited to see that they were playing at the Hard Rock Rocksino.  I jumped on Ticketmaster as soon as…

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Added by Coachgd on July 16, 2015 at 6:00pm — 13 Comments

The Confederate Flag -- The Dukes of Hazard Edition

The Confederate flag. I’m not a fan.

I remember 25 years ago, meeting a friends husband from South Carolina. He had one on the back of his Army jacket. We had this debate about it, and I could totally see his points for having pride in it. I didn’t have a dog in the fight, so I didn’t debate the…

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Added by Josh Board on July 7, 2015 at 9:59am — 11 Comments

Summer concerts, autographs and blow-offs

Summer is finally here, and so far it's been great!  I got back from Italy and Spain a few weeks ago, what an experience to see the Colosseum and priceless works of art.  Oh to get a Da Vinci autograph!

Anyway, the day I returned home, Hall and Oates were playing in Akron.  I decided to try for them…

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Added by Coachgd on July 4, 2015 at 4:34pm — 4 Comments

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The Death of One of my Heroes (this story contains: cursing, nudity, glass shattering, and of course...autographs)

Posted by Josh Board on August 29, 2015 at 10:21pm 2 Comments

When a newscaster I worked with passed away and I found out…

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Rockers and a Hollywood Actor who wants to rock

Posted by Coachgd on August 29, 2015 at 8:28pm 3 Comments

Summer is winding down and school is about to start but I do have a few autograph stories from the past couple of weeks.

First off, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Chris Hillman (Byrds,Desert Rose Band, Flying Burrito Bros.) and Herb…

Continue

Just couple of Rock stories.... (5)

Posted by Peter C. on August 28, 2015 at 1:30pm 2 Comments

When I started to write my blog articles, I decided that my posts are going to be personal, interesting and funny stories which happened to me when I met my heroes. This is going to be my last blog post for some time - because it´s the last story…

Continue

Misspelled Inscriptions -- I Don't Wanna Work, I Want Autographed Drumheads All Day!

Posted by Josh Board on August 27, 2015 at 12:29am 4 Comments

I was talking to an old DJ I once worked with in the ‘90s. Rock and Roll Peg was not only the highest rated DJ in San Diego, she was a sweetheart. She knew I liked collecting autographs, and as the newest and youngest guy at the station,…

Continue

Elvis Presley/Bill Anderson Stories

Posted by Josh Board on August 18, 2015 at 9:59am 4 Comments

As a hardcore racquetball player, and lover of…

Continue

My Favorite All-Time Western Films--as of 12 August, 2015

Posted by Sam Lawson on August 12, 2015 at 7:00am 29 Comments

I love the old B-western/ western films...Here are my TOP 17 Western films of all-time, in order:

                                My Favorite Movies

  1. THE SEARCHERS- (John Wayne/Jeff Hunter/Ward Bond) 1956
  2. SHANE- (Alan…
Continue

Summer Concerts and the Football Hall of Fame

Posted by Coachgd on August 10, 2015 at 8:03pm 4 Comments

This has definitely been the summer for concerts for…

Continue

Just couple of Rock stories.... (4)

Posted by Peter C. on August 10, 2015 at 9:36am 2 Comments

Queen have been one of my favourite groups since my childhood - all huge sport events, every hockey championship have been accompanied by their two classics - We Will Rock You and We Are The Champions. I became much more interested in Queen in…

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