This Grateful Dead CD boxed set of the complete Fillmore West 1969 concerts sold for over a thousand bucks during a recent eBay auction. The operative word here is “complete” as these four concert discs, released in November of 2005 are not to be confused with the three-CD version that features the concert highlights only. This version is far more desirable to the purist and its limited availability took the bidding up to $1250.00.
When Kiss shipped their 1974 debut album out to radio stations, it included a little something extra in the form of a full color poster of the band. Nearly 40 years later, that one-time freebie courtesy of Casablanca Records & Tapes has a collector’s value of at least $1500, based on the one that recently sold on eBay.
Jim Marshall, the founder of Marshall Amplification, has died at the age of 88. Marshall, a drummer and drum shop owner, established his British company in 1962 and since then has been known as the creator of the most recognized line of amplifiers in the rock world.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience ‘Electric Ladyland’ UK vinyl sold for 1,250 British pounds (nearly $2000) last week during an eBay auction. This original stereo first pressing is very scarce and the record is actually advertised as a “genuine investment opportunity.” The one person who placed the bid and won seemingly agreed.
Despite having recently had a storage unit containing his archives robbed, Alice Cooper is extending an invite to interested golfers to register for the annual Rock & Roll Classic taking place Sunday (April 23) and Monday (April 24) at the Las Sendas Golf Club, rated as one of the top ten courses in Arizona. Cooper is looking for support to help continue providing his Solid Rock programs and services that help at-risk youth change their lives.
Aerosmith and Cheap Trick have just announced their 2012 summer tour dates, labeling their sizzling pair-up the ‘Global Warming Tour.’ After a successful tour in South America and Japan, Boston’s finest, along with the pride of Rockford, Ill., will return to the USA and kick things off in Minneapolis, Minn. on June 16.
A Gregg Allman fan was stabbed on Wednesday (Jan. 4) during a concert featuring the Allman Brothers Band singer that took place at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. As reported by Spinner, Ronald Sixt Jr. took a knife jab to the face and was treated for minor facial lacerations after a fight broke out during the show.
David Bowie‘s long lost 1973 ‘Top Of The Pops’ video was broadcast Wednesday (Dec. 22) as part of a 90 minute Christmas special on BBC2. It was the first time in nearly 39 years that this legendary performance appeared on the airwaves, and according to Bowie’s website “Ziggymania gripped the UK” just prior to the broadcast.
The top Christmas songs help make the holidays one of the most wonderful times of year to be a fan of classic rock. We're sure you're all aware that radio stations and retail outlets start overplaying the traditional songs of the season weeks before Thanksgiving. Thankful
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