RR Auction: Marvels of Modern Music

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Another installment in RR Auction's Marvels of Modern Music series brings to market an amazing variety of remarkable material—from a comprehensive collection of jazz and blues autographs to Kurt Cobain's stage-worn hospital gown from the 1992 Reading Festival, this catalog tells the story of modern music through the decades. With a multitude of Beatles signatures, guitars played by rock legends like Prince and Eddie Van Halen, and important autographs of Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, Bob Marley, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Nirvana, and more, this can't-miss music auction closes on March 14th.
ALS - Autograph Letter Signed
ANS - Autograph Note Signed
AQS - Autograph Quotation Signed
AMQS - Autograph Musical Quotation Signed
DS - Document Signed
FDC - First Day Cover
Inscribed - “Personalized”
ISP - Inscribed Signed Photograph
LS - Letter Signed
SP - Signed Photograph
TLS - Typed Letter Signed
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Duke Ellington's Orchestra Signatures4259 - Duke Ellington's Orchestra Signatures
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Vintage ballpoint signatures of the Duke Ellington Orchestra on a beige 5.75 x 8.5 sheet, including: "Quentin Jackson—Trombone," "She...
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Duke Ellington's Orchestra Signatures4260 - Duke Ellington's Orchestra Signatures
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Collection of 16 vintage ink signatures of members of the Duke Ellington Orchestra, penned on three off-white sheets ranging in size from 6.25 x 1 to
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Duke Ellington's Orchestra Signed Program (Signed by 10)4261 - Duke Ellington's Orchestra Signed Program (Signed by 10)
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Very desirable original program for a Duke Ellington tour of Sweden in 1939, eight pages, 9.5 x 12.25, signed on the front cover in ink and pencil by
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Duke Ellington's Sidemen Signatures4262 - Duke Ellington's Sidemen Signatures
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Vintage ink signatures of nine Duke Ellington side players on an off-white 4 x 6 notebook page, with musicians including: Ivie Anderson, Rex Stewart,
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Sleepy John Estes Signature4263 - Sleepy John Estes Signature
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American blues guitarist, songwriter and vocalist (1899–1977) who, after twenty years removed from the public eye, was rediscovered by blues historian
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Bill Evans Signature4264 - Bill Evans Signature
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Innovative and highly regarded jazz pianist (1929–1980) who worked briefly with Miles Davis before forming his own trio in the late 1950s. Plagued by
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Rory Gallagher Signature4265 - Rory Gallagher Signature
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Felt tip signatures of Rory Gallagher, Rod de'Ath, and Gerry McAvoy on an off-white 5.75 x 8 card. Affixed to a backing sheet and in fine condit...
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Dizzy Gillespie and Band Signatures4266 - Dizzy Gillespie and Band Signatures
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Vintage ballpoint signatures of 13 members of the Dizzy Gillespie Big Band, individually penned on off-white sheets, each approximately 3.5 x 2, with
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Dizzy Gillespie Signed Album4267 - Dizzy Gillespie Signed Album
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Closer to the Source album signed and inscribed on the reverse in black felt tip, "For Chuck, Peace—Dizzy Gillespie, '86." In fine con...
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Buddy Guy and Junior Wells 1983 Detroit Concert Poster4268 - Buddy Guy and Junior Wells 1983 Detroit Concert Poster
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Original color 22 x 30.75 cardboard boxing-style poster advertising a Buddy Guy and Junior Wells concert at St. Andrew's Hall in Detroit, Michig...
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Buddy Guy and Junior Wells Signatures4269 - Buddy Guy and Junior Wells Signatures
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Felt tip signatures, “Buddy Guy” and “Junior Wells, 1981,” on a white 4 x 5.75 sheet, which has also been signed by Pete Allen, Nick Charles, and one
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Lionel Hampton Orchestra Signed Photograph4270 - Lionel Hampton Orchestra Signed Photograph
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Vintage glossy 8 x 10 WFL Drum Co. publicity photo of Lionel Hampton holding a drum and standing next to a Scottish Terrier, signed in bold fountain p
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W. C. Handy Signed Book4271 - W. C. Handy Signed Book
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Signed book: Father of the Blues. Sixth printing. NY: Macmillan Company, 1951. Hardcover, 5.75 x 8.75, 317 pages. Signed and inscribed on the first fr
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W. C. Handy Signed Photograph4272 - W. C. Handy Signed Photograph
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Vintage glossy 8 x 10 half-length photo of W. C. Handy posing with a cane and wearing a handsome three-piece suit, signed and inscribed in fountain pe
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Hampton Hawes Signed Photograph4273 - Hampton Hawes Signed Photograph
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Glossy 8 x 10 Contemporary Records publicity photo, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint, "To Dick, Hampton Hawes.” In very good condition, w...
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Erskine Hawkins Signed Photograph4274 - Erskine Hawkins Signed Photograph
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American trumpeter and big band leader (1914–1993) dubbed 'The 20th Century Gabriel,' who is most remembered for composing the jazz standard...
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Edgar Hayes Orchestra Signatures4275 - Edgar Hayes Orchestra Signatures
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Vintage pencil signatures of 14 members of the Edgar Hayes Orchestra, written on four off-white sheets ranging in size from 3.5 x 1.5 to 3.5 x 6, with
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Earl Hooker Signature4276 - Earl Hooker Signature
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Chicago blues guitarist (1930–1970) known for his slide guitar playing. An early player of the electric guitar, Hooker was influenced by T-Bone Walker
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John Lee Hooker Signature4277 - John Lee Hooker Signature
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Vintage ballpoint signature, "John L. Hooker, JLH,” on an off-white 4 x 3.5 sheet. Removably corner-mounted to a display sheet with an image of...
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John Lee Hooker Signed Photograph4278 - John Lee Hooker Signed Photograph
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Glossy 10 x 7.75 photo of John Lee Hooker in a pleasant front-facing pose originally taken by his wife Millie, signed with his initials below a prepri
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Lightnin' Hopkins Signature4279 - Lightnin' Hopkins Signature
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Vintage ballpoint signature, "Lightnin' Hopkins,” on an off-white 4.75 x 1.25 sheet. Matted with an image of Lightnin' to an overall si...
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Big Walter Horton and Eddie Taylor Signatures4280 - Big Walter Horton and Eddie Taylor Signatures
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Vintage ballpoint signatures of Big Walter 'Shakey' Horton ("Big W. S. Horton") and Eddie Taylor on an off-white 3.5 x 4 sheet, wh...
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Mississippi John Hurt Signature4281 - Mississippi John Hurt Signature
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John Smith Hurt (1892–1966) was an American country blues singer and guitarist who worked for years as a sharecropper before his rediscovery and recor
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J. B. Hutto Signature4282 - J. B. Hutto Signature
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American blues musician (1926–1983) who became known for his slide guitar playing and declamatory style of singing. His nephew, Lil' Ed Williams...
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Skip James Signed Photograph4283 - Skip James Signed Photograph
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Delta blues singer, guitarist, pianist, and songwriter (1902-1969). Vintage 9.75 x 9.75 book photo of Skip James playing the guitar, signed vertically
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Jazz at the Philharmonic Signatures4284 - Jazz at the Philharmonic Signatures
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Large off-white 9.75 x 12 album page signed in ballpoint and fountain pen by nine notable jazz musicians from the 1952 season at Norman Granz's ...
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Jazz at the Philharmonic Signatures4285 - Jazz at the Philharmonic Signatures
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Vintage ink signatures of 10 performers from the 1959 Jazz at the Philharmonic concert series, penned on an off-white 7.5 x 9 sheet, with musicians in
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Jazz at the Philharmonic Signed Program4286 - Jazz at the Philharmonic Signed Program
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Vintage program for Norman Granz's Jazz at the Philharmonic in 1952, eight pages, 8 x 11, signed inside by nine notable jazz musicians: Ella Fit...
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Jazz Musicians Signed Albums4287 - Jazz Musicians Signed Albums
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Four albums signed on the front cover in blue felt tip by one or more notable jazz musicians, including: Dave Brubeck (Time Out), Chick Corea (Tap Ste
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Jazz Musicians Signed Program (Signed by 9)4288 - Jazz Musicians Signed Program (Signed by 9)
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Vintage program for a jazz concert presented by Eddie Condon at New York's Town Hall on February 19, 1944, 14 pages, 6 x 8.75, signed on the fro...
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Willie 'Bunk' Johnson and Band Signed Record4289 - Willie 'Bunk' Johnson and Band Signed Record
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American Music single record for 'Tiger Rag / See See Rider,' signed on both sides of the label in ink, "Bunk Johnson," "Baby...
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Stan Kenton's Orchestra Signatures4290 - Stan Kenton's Orchestra Signatures
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Collection of 16 vintage ink and pencil signatures of the Stan Kenton Orchestra from circa 1947, written on nine off-white sheets and cards ranging in
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B. B. King Signed Album4291 - B. B. King Signed Album
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Live & Well album signed on the front cover in blue felt tip by B. B. King. In fine condition, with light scuffing. The record is included.
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The Three Kings Group of (3) Signatures4292 - The Three Kings Group of (3) Signatures
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Fabulous group of three signatures of the 'Three Kings' blues guitarists: a black felt tip signature of B. B. King, "B. B. King," ...
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Rahsaan Roland Kirk Signature4293 - Rahsaan Roland Kirk Signature
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Blind American jazz multi-instrumentalist (1935–1977) who played tenor saxophone, flute, and many other instruments. He was renowned for his onstage v
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Alexis Korner Blues Band Signatures4294 - Alexis Korner Blues Band Signatures
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Five ink signatures from members of the Alexis Korner Band, "Dick Heckstall-Smith," "Stewart Speer," "Colin Hodgkinson,&quo...
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Gene Krupa Signed Photograph4295 - Gene Krupa Signed Photograph
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Vintage glossy 8 x 10 MCA publicity photo of Krupa in a handsome close-up pose by James J. Kriegsmann of New York, signed and inscribed in fountain pe
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J. B. Lenoir Signed Photograph4296 - J. B. Lenoir Signed Photograph
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Highly regarded blues guitarist and singer/songwriter (1929-1967) who was active in the Chicago blues scene in the 1950s and 1960s. Scarce semi-glossy
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Jimmie Lunceford's Orchestra Signatures4297 - Jimmie Lunceford's Orchestra Signatures
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Collection of 14 vintage ink and pencil signatures of the Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra, written on individual off-white sheets ranging in size from 2.25
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Magic Sam and Mac Thompson Signatures4298 - Magic Sam and Mac Thompson Signatures
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Magic Sam (1937–1969) was a Chicago blues musician influenced by Muddy Waters and Little Walter, who is best known for his first record, All Your Love
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Percy Mayfield Signed Check4299 - Percy Mayfield Signed Check
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American rhythm-and-blues singer and songwriter (1920–1984) who is best known for the songs 'Please Send Me Someone to Love' and 'Hit th...
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Mississippi Fred McDowell Signed Photograph4300 - Mississippi Fred McDowell Signed Photograph
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Hill country blues singer and guitar player (1906–1972) who had a career renaissance when he was recorded in 1959 by Alan Lomax and Shirley Collins. U
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Glenn Miller Signature4301 - Glenn Miller Signature
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Vintage red fountain pen signature, "Glenn Miller,” on an off-white 3.5 x 2 card. Removably corner-mounted to a display sheet with an image of ...
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Charles Mingus Document Signed4302 - Charles Mingus Document Signed
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DS, one page both sides, 8.5 x 11, January 12, 1973. Agreement for a six-night engagement for Mingus to play at the Strata Concert Gallery in Detroit,
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Charles Mingus Signature4303 - Charles Mingus Signature
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Very desirable red ballpoint signature, "Charles Mingus,” on an off-white 2 x 2 sheet. Matted with a photo of Mingus with his double bass to an...
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The Modern Jazz Quartet Signatures4304 - The Modern Jazz Quartet Signatures
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Vintage ballpoint signatures, "Connie Kay," "Best of soul, Milt Jackson," "Percy Heath," and "Best wishes, John L...
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Wes Montgomery Signature4305 - Wes Montgomery Signature
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American jazz guitarist (1923–1968) who is widely considered one of the major jazz guitarists; his recordings up to 1965 were generally oriented towar
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Lee Morgan Signature4306 - Lee Morgan Signature
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American jazz trumpeter (1938–1972) who was one of the key hard bop musicians of the 1960s and produced the crossover hit song 'The Sidewinder.&...
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Kid Ory's Creoles Signatures4307 - Kid Ory's Creoles Signatures
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Vintage ballpoint signatures of Kid Ory and the Creole Jazz Band, “Kid Ory,” “Alton Redd,” “Cedric Haywood,” and “Bob McCracken (clar),” on an off-whi
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Arthur Osterwall's Orchestra Signatures4308 - Arthur Osterwall's Orchestra Signatures
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Arthur Osterwall (1910–1990) was a Swedish band leader, composer, vocalist and double bassist who was also a jazz columnist and entertainment reporter
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