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Completing The World According To Garp Autographs

It was a bummer to hear that comedy genius Buck Henry passed away recently, but...he was 89, and had a great run.As a kid, I remember always laughing when he’d appear on Saturday Night Live. My favorite skit was when he was a customer and John Belushi was the Samuri Deli. Perhaps they’re recreating that skit now in heaven.At a memorabilia shop years ago, I bought a framed movie poster of “Heaven Can Wait” one of my all-time favorite movies. It was signed and inscribed by Buck Henry, one of the…See More
13 hours ago
Christopher Williams commented on Josh Board's blog post Goodbye, Yellow Brick Road Lyrics!
"Josh, "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" is a great tune!!! The only album of his that I dislike was his disco album (the only album I intentionally forget the name of). Too many great songs to mention."
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Josh Board commented on Josh Board's blog post Goodbye, Yellow Brick Road Lyrics!
"I have an album signed by Elton, Bernie, and guitarist Davey. I'm a huge fan. Favorite songs for me (in no particular order): All the Girls Love Alice, Grey Seal, Yellow Brick Road, Saturday Night, Someone Save My Live, Bitch is Back, Border…"
Wednesday
Christopher Williams commented on Josh Board's blog post Goodbye, Yellow Brick Road Lyrics!
"What a treasure to own!!! Elton John is my favorite artist of all-time. My favorite tune is "Skyline Pigeon." "Empty Sky" and "Tumbleweed Connection" were just a glimpse of things to come."
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Josh Board posted a blog post

Goodbye, Yellow Brick Road Lyrics!

I remember when the story broke last month about handwritten lyrics to Elton John songs being auctioned. It was the perfect time, with Rocketman being released (a very disappointing movie; my review appears here: https://fox5sandiego.com/2019/05/30/rocketman/ ).I immediately thought -- these songs will be of less interest than most, because...Elton John didn’t write his songs, Bernie Taupin did (well, Sir Elton did write Crocodile…See More
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Josh Board commented on Josh Board's blog post Neil Peart Died -- And he turned me down for an Autograph!
"He doesn't sign "many." I've known way too many people that have had bad experiences with him. And, my buddy who owned a car dealership, sold a car to his cousin (same last name). Said he looked just like Neil so he asked…"
Jan 12
Andrew Reiter commented on Josh Board's blog post Neil Peart Died -- And he turned me down for an Autograph!
"Nice story but I must correct something.  Neil does in fact sign many autographs for fans including TTM on occasion. He also takes photos with fans.  Backstage he is much more private  Sad news about this great talent and very kind…"
Jan 12
Dave B liked Josh Board's blog post Neil Peart Died -- And he turned me down for an Autograph!
Jan 12
Dave B commented on Josh Board's blog post Neil Peart Died -- And he turned me down for an Autograph!
"Neil lost both his daughter and his wife in the 90's. Sadly it made him into a bigger introvert than he was before. Gotta feel for the guy. Always great to read your blogs Josh. Keep up the good work."
Jan 11
Robert Babb commented on Josh Board's blog post Neil Peart Died -- And he turned me down for an Autograph!
"awesome josh and good to see some new blogs again by you!"
Jan 11
Robert Babb liked Josh Board's blog post Vikings Player Tricked by Media -- An Autograph for "Charity"
Jan 11
Josh Board posted a blog post

Neil Peart Died -- And he turned me down for an Autograph!

MY NEIL PEART STORIES.The Rush drummer has died, brain cancer, which all my musician friends keep dying from these days. The first time I heard him, my idiot brother, had taken the first two DOORS albums, and traded them for a Black Sabbath album (Masters of Reality) and Rush’s “Moving Pictures.” I was around 10-years-old, and...it took me a few years to buy The Doors albums back, but only a month to appreciate Rush’s record. I hated Tom Sawyer, because of over-playing on the radio, but loved…See More
Jan 10
Daniel S. commented on Josh Board's blog post Vikings Player Tricked by Media -- An Autograph for "Charity"
"I did hear that the ebay buyer donated the gloves to a Children’s hospital.  "
Jan 9
Josh Board posted a blog post

Vikings Player Tricked by Media -- An Autograph for "Charity"

I’ve often talked about how everyone wanting to do selfies, has hurt autograph collectors. Now, the stars have to stand around taking photos, which takes so much longer (and they have to worry about looking bad in the photo or who they’re taking a photo with).Well, when things involving charities happen, it hurts, too (you can find the previous story on this site about a charity that actually deals in fake autographs, and charities keep using those companies).…See More
Jan 9
Josh Board commented on Josh Board's blog post Autographed Guitars Stolen
"Also...at the end of the day, I don't want to sell. I love collecting. The guitars...are just a pain to store!"
Dec 7, 2019
marc e commented on Josh Board's blog post Autographed Guitars Stolen
"I always try to work out deals with people here but I can't compete with fake prices in the market.  My johnny cash guitar sold for 19k"
Dec 6, 2019

About Me

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Collector, Other
What do you collect, or want to collect?
Sports, Books/Literature, Modern Hollywood and Stage, Classic Hollywood and Stage, Music
Tell us more about your collection, specific areas of interest, etc.:
For some reason, as a kid and teenager, sports autographs were my favorite. Especially basketball, as I grew up playing it. But as I became older, I started gravitating more towards singers and musicians I was a fan of.

My collection consists of thousands and thousands of autographs. Everything from CDs and albums, to movie posters, musical instruments as well as the usual 8 x 10 signed photos.

I have a lot of pieces that are very valuable, and I hate the fact that they are stored very poorly in my friends garage. But the fact is, I've run out of space at my own house. And even though I love collecting, I don't think they look good on the wall. I don't want my home looking like a Hard Rock Cafe, I'd rather have nice art work on the walls and things like that. So, that means all me pieces are just sitting in the garage or on my desk, etc. It drives my girlfriend crazy, but I can't complain. Many times, she's with me on my quest to score the next autograph.
What is your level of expertise?
Professional
What is your favorite autograph in your collection?
It would be a tie between a Morrison Hotel album, that is not only autographed by all four of The Doors, but also the photographer of the album (Henry Diltz), as well as John Sebastian (Lovin' Spoonful), who plays harmonica on Roadhouse Blues. My goal is to have it signed by everyone that had anything to do with the record, although, a few of (producer Paul Rothchild, guitarist Lonnie Mack) have died, so I might be done with it already.

I'm also fond of my Sgt. Pepper record, signed by 5 Beatles (all the four, plus original drummer Pete Best).
Why do you collect?
I think it's fun. But I'm so glad that as I've gotten older (I'm turning 40, the same year as Woodstock is!) I've chilled out. If I don't have an item for a celebrity, I don't rush up and bug them. Or if I meet someone famous, I'm not in a panic looking for a Sharpie. And it bothers me if I'm in LA getting an autograph, and some of the ebay dealers are doing exactly what I hate -- pushing and shoving, being rude, getting 20 head shots signed, and they aren't even a fan of the person that they're hounding.
You can ask anyone living or dead for their autograph. Who would it be?
If it's an actor -- Marlon Brando. A musician -- Jim Morrison. A historical figure -- Jesus Christ, although it would probably be hard to authenticate, huh? I'd also make him turn my Evian bottle into a nice red wine.
JOSH BOARD is a newspaper writer and regular Autograph contributor. He has worked in radio since his 20s. Contact Josh at josh.board@autographmagazine.com.

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Completing The World According To Garp Autographs

Posted on January 18, 2020 at 7:34pm 0 Comments

It was a bummer to hear that comedy genius Buck Henry passed away recently, but...he was 89, and had a great run.

As a kid, I remember always laughing when he’d appear on Saturday Night Live. My favorite skit was when he was a customer and John Belushi was the Samuri Deli. Perhaps they’re recreating that skit now in heaven.

At a memorabilia shop years ago, I bought a…

Continue

Goodbye, Yellow Brick Road Lyrics!

Posted on January 14, 2020 at 3:18pm 3 Comments

I remember when the story broke last month about handwritten lyrics to Elton John songs being auctioned. It was the perfect time, with Rocketman being released (a very disappointing movie; my review appears here: https://fox5sandiego.com/2019/05/30/rocketman/ ).

I immediately…

Continue

Neil Peart Died -- And he turned me down for an Autograph!

Posted on January 10, 2020 at 10:22pm 4 Comments

MY NEIL PEART STORIES.

The Rush drummer has died, brain cancer, which all my musician friends keep dying from these days. The first time I heard him, my idiot brother, had taken the first two DOORS albums, and traded them for a Black Sabbath album (Masters of Reality) and Rush’s “Moving Pictures.” I was around 10-years-old, and...it took me a few years to buy The Doors albums back, but only a month to appreciate…

Continue

Vikings Player Tricked by Media -- An Autograph for "Charity"

Posted on January 9, 2020 at 8:43am 1 Comment

I’ve often talked about how everyone wanting to do selfies, has hurt autograph collectors. Now, the stars have to stand around taking photos, which takes so much longer (and they have to worry about looking bad in the photo or who they’re taking a photo with).

Well, when things involving charities happen, it hurts, too (you can find the previous story on this site about a charity that actually deals in fake…

Continue

Autographed Guitars Stolen

Posted on October 22, 2019 at 10:36am 11 Comments

I was at a movie screening of “The Current War” (good movie), and my wife was laughing at how a movie involving Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison, could involve autographs (Edison is asked, on three different occasions, to sign an autograph; one of those times being a doctor who came to treat his wife). I got home and turned on the news, and it was a less pleasant autograph story.

In San Diego, the Starlight Bowl…

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At 10:30pm on October 27, 2015, Paul said…
Watcha Smoking?
At 3:55am on May 26, 2013, Innuendo said…
Yes I'm sure. The auction I bought mine at in new York said only 25 were signed with all four boys. 25 signed would still give 25 different people or radio stations a chance to own one. I'm not selling mine. I doubt a radio station would just get tossed one. Perhaps it was a copy your station had. Or maybe someone there did buy one. Jacky Smith (head of Queen's fan club) had approved it as being one of only a handful signed. She didn't know how many exactly.
At 1:03pm on December 12, 2012, Chad B said…

I read on your page you are "also fond of my Sgt. Pepper record, signed by 5 Beatles (all the four, plus original drummer Pete Best)."

That is a great piece. Do you have a picture of it posted anywhere? What about the Doors album? I'd love to see both of them.

At 2:48pm on December 8, 2011, Jason Boyd said…

hey, longtime no talk, how've you been dude? i've got Bill Clinton on my autograph wish-list, i hope to acquire his autograph someday soon.

At 11:45pm on December 8, 2010, Jason Boyd said…
have u had any recent inperson celeb meet & greets? if so feel free to share them in my forum ''who've you met & who you want to meet''
At 6:26pm on July 10, 2010, Jason Boyd said…
hi Josh, whats your personal opinions on authentic I Dream of Jeannie bottle props?
i've seen a 2nd season sold at Butterfields, a 1st season sold at Profiles in History.
and another 2nd season sold on eBay.
i've always wanted one, i know there expensive, but if the person whos selling them,
i would commit/agree to a standard payment each month to pay it off, because its my 'DREAM' to own an original jeannie prop bottle.
p.s. do u know any stores, and/or online stores that sell 'replicas' for a good/inexpensive? i hope u had an awesome July 4th!
-Jason.
At 9:22am on June 12, 2010, Steve Cyrkin Community Mgr. said…
Josh, I deleted Myron Ross's blog post by mistake when I went to edit a misspelling in the title, sorry. I let him know so he could repost.
At 10:42am on May 26, 2010, Jason Boyd said…
thank you so much. & i have 1 other question...
i met former Vice President Al Gore & his wife about 7 years ago at a booksigning
for their book i believed it was titled 'joined at the heart' ...
i bought a local newspaper ''the Raleigh News & Observer''
& the front page & headline story said:
'Al Gore will not run again for re-election'

he and his wife gladly signed it.
since its an important headline with a picture and its signed by the both of them, would that be a rare item, as suppose to a signature etc. ?
At 10:14am on May 26, 2010, Jason Boyd said…
could you help me out with some advice about an autograph?
i obtained it in person, and i know its real (duh) anyways, i'd like to have your thoughts as in demand/rarity for this item...
used in concert & signed drum sticks by Britney's Drummer
signed tour glowstick by her entire band.
i would be honored to have your opinions in regards to these two unique items.
thanks,
-Jason.
At 11:28am on January 8, 2010, Jason Boyd said…
hi! i saw on your profile that you like to collect music autographs... feel free to go check out my photo album and let me know what you think.
-Jason.
 
 
 

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