"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"