I remember 10 years ago going into the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, and looking at the various things on their walls. I was shocked to see they had part of the plane that killed R&B legend Otis Redding. It seemed in bad taste; although, if somebody gave me part of the plane, I…Continue
Since I recently wrote about the automobiles of Keith Richards, Ringo Starr, and John Lennon…thought we’d delve into the opposite end of the spectrum. Instead of the guys that gave birth to classic rock…the vehicle of the man who killed many. Literally.
Remember suicide doctor Jack Kevorkian? Well, he…Continue
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September has been a pretty good month for adding to the collection. Things started to slow down in Northeast Ohio, but I still managed to get a few good ones.
Todd Rundgren made his 5th appearance in Northern Ohio in the past 12 months. Apparently he has a pretty big fan base here. Believe it or not- he is playing again in December. I think people were disappointed with his “Global” tour as he basically played techno music and he only played a few of his hits. So in…Continue
Stephen Colbert, the newest guy to take over on a late night show (The Late Show, formerly with Letterman), had Donald Trump as a guest. Colbert, who dropped his Republican wind-bag character he…Continue
Added by Josh Board on September 24, 2015 at 9:59am — No Comments
When Autograph Magazine could be found in newsstands everywhere, I enjoyed writing columns and stories for the publication. I still love writing the blogs.
Steve Cyrkin brought in a lot of interesting people to write for the magazine, but one person bugged me. Not on a personal level, but what it was she wrote about. It was handwriting analysis.
Now, as somebody that loves autographs – it’s something I should’ve really dug.…Continue
A little over a month ago I sent an email to Ebay about obvious shill bidding.
Of course, Ebay never responded.
This has been going on for months with Ebay seller Stevew6.
Ebay seller Stevew6 is a consistent seller of GFA-certed forgeries.
But along with his selling of GFA-certed and other assorted laughable…Continue
I’ve never understood the fascination with famous folks cars that go for sale. Sure, the John Lennon, psychedelic 1965 Rolls Royce was sweet. I would buy it if I had the means (I said that in my best Ferris Bueller voice).
Another 1965 car, a blue Bentley, was once owned by Rolling Stones…Continue
Law Firm of Gardner & Rosenberg P.C. Press Release, Sept. 15, 2015:
New York, NY ‐ A New York arbitrator this week slapped a high end Manhattan auction house with a judgment of more than $600,000 on a claim that it cheated a client out of the sale of two unique Michael Jackson items. The client alleged that Gotta Have Rock and Roll, a rock and roll…Continue
These Philly centers are dying too young. One of my all-time favorite players, Wilt Chamberlain…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
I love the old B-western/ western films...Here are my TOP 17 Western films of all-time, in order:
My Favorite Movies
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…