Paul Canning
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Paul Canning replied to Christian's discussion Ray Charles signature Fake?
"The end price for the NME was not great considering how many autographs was in there. What they didn't do is market it as a Ray Charles item so it don't think it got the right attention but overall we sold a lot of autographs for a good…"
Jul 17
Paul Canning replied to Christian's discussion Ray Charles signature Fake?
"Yes he could play the piano which required precise hand and finger movements. "
Apr 30
Paul Canning replied to Christian's discussion Ray Charles signature Fake?
"yes my memory must be going but if we are every in the same town feel free to meet up and I'll answer questions on any of the thousands of autographs I collected back then. Can i remember them all? no but I can remember a lot and the ones that…"
Apr 30
Paul Canning replied to Christian's discussion Ray Charles signature Fake?
"I think Roger Epperson authenticated a number of mine going into Omega. Personally I think in the case of Ray Charles its very hard to authenticate. I think a big part is the provenance and story in this case. There might be similar…"
Apr 30
Paul Canning replied to Christian's discussion Ray Charles signature Fake?
"I didn't pay much attention to how he managed it to be honest. I recall the man with him positioned his hand at the starting point but how he managed to write it to be honest was not of much interest at the time. I'm really not sure he was…"
Apr 28
Paul Canning replied to Christian's discussion Ray Charles signature Fake?
"I will say that Ray Charles was one of the nice ones. I recall him being quite nice to us. I've met some bad ones back then and even saw one performer hit a woman in front of us but Ray Charles was a gentlemen. Adam Faith was really good to us…"
Apr 27
Paul Canning replied to Christian's discussion Ray Charles signature Fake?
"Yes I'm looking forward to the auction in a couple of weeks. Phil and I drove up to Warrington to the auction house a couple of weeks ago and we were impressed with their knowledge of that period and the autographs I had. I managed to take a…"
Apr 26
Paul Canning replied to Christian's discussion Ray Charles signature Fake?
"Hello goodcat. No I don't remember. We were just two excited kids and as you say it was a long time ago. The main thing I remember is handing the NME to Ray. I don't recall if I was first or my friend and then the other man with Ray then…"
Apr 26
Paul Canning replied to Christian's discussion Ray Charles signature Fake?
"No we are two people. We are partners in several businesses and Phil knows a lot about the music scene here in Brum so has helped me collate my collection and fill in any gaps. My pic is my profile pic back in my school days. Where I am one with…"
Apr 26
Paul Canning replied to Christian's discussion Ray Charles signature Fake?
"Thinking back the two I was amazed signed for me as I can't believe they'd want to risk putting pen to paper was Larry Parnes and Don Arden. "
Apr 26
Paul Canning replied to Christian's discussion Ray Charles signature Fake?
"It think its all an interesting debate and will clearly divide and never convince some. Of the four people that were there when I met him, I'm the only one left alive. My friend died 2 years ago and i don't know what came of the autograph…"
Apr 26
Paul Canning replied to Christian's discussion Ray Charles signature Fake?
"The trouble is I only collected face-to-face so if someone else signed it then they would have done it in front of me. The item - the NME - was mine and was packed full of autographs I'd been collecting all year so the item he signed was passed…"
Apr 26
Paul Canning replied to Christian's discussion Ray Charles signature Fake?
"I think my first 20 odd years was in black and white. "
Apr 26
Paul Canning replied to Christian's discussion Ray Charles signature Fake?
"Yes from the days of black and white. lol. I wish we'd had phones back then and I'd have lots of pictures but the only one I have is me with Cliff Richard and there was also a picture of me taken with the Tornados on the Thank Your Lucky…"
Apr 26
Paul Canning replied to Christian's discussion Ray Charles signature Fake?
"Here's what I looked like back then. I'm 3rd from the left on the 2nd row up. Top row on the right was Tony Iommi from Black Sabbath. I was in the same class as Tony and Ozzy Osbourne was in the year below us. This pic of me is from…"
Apr 26
Paul Canning replied to Christian's discussion Ray Charles signature Fake?
"Yep it was 1963. I started in 1962, the first ones I got were from the Temperance Seven with probably the highlight of 62 was meeting the Beatles and going back stage with them at the Plaza and McCartney inviting me to the soundcheck which i…"
Apr 26

About Me

What kind of member are you? Industry professionals must use their real names and identify themselves as such. (Check as many as apply.)
Collector
What brings you to Autograph Live?
Autograph information and new friends
Who can we thank for telling you about Autograph Live?
Google!
What do you collect, or want to collect?
Music
Tell us more about your collection, specific areas of interest, etc.:
My collection is mainly a music collection of autographs but I also have collected performance contracts both for music and actors.
What is your level of expertise?
Intermediate Collector
What is your favorite autograph in your collection?
Sid James
Why do you collect?
I've collected since I was a child, I've just collected different things through my life including 1970's/1980's handheld computer games - I have one of the top three largest collections in the world.
You can ask anyone living or dead for their autograph. Who would it be?
Frank Sinatra

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