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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Professor Longhair Signature4309 - Professor Longhair Signature
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Henry Roeland Byrd (1918–1980), better known as Professor Longhair or 'Fess,' was a New Orleans blues singer and pianist who was posthumousl...
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Otis Redding Signature4310 - Otis Redding Signature
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Sought-after vintage ballpoint signature, "Otis Redding,” on an off-white 5 x 3.75 album page. Removably corner-mounted to a display sheet with...
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Don Redman Orchestra Signatures4311 - Don Redman Orchestra Signatures
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Vintage circa 1946 pencil signatures of 12 members of the Don Redman Orchestra on four off-white notebooks sheets ranging in size from 4.5 x 2.75 to 4
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Horace Silver Quintet Signatures4312 - Horace Silver Quintet Signatures
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Vintage ballpoint signatures of the Horace Silver Quintet, "Best wishes, Horace Silver," "Junior Cook," "Best of health, Ge...
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Horace Silver Signed Photograph4313 - Horace Silver Signed Photograph
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American jazz pianist and composer (1928–2014) who pioneered the hard bop style in the 1950s and gained attention from his work with the Jazz Messenge
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Nina Simone Signature4314 - Nina Simone Signature
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Singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist widely associated with jazz music (1933-2003). Red felt tip signature, "Nina S...
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Nina Simone Signed Photograph4315 - Nina Simone Signed Photograph
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Glossy 6.5 x 4.75 RCA Records publicity photo of Nina Simone in a lovely full-length pose, signed in black felt tip. Removably corner-mounted to a dis
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Stuff Smith Signed Photograph4316 - Stuff Smith Signed Photograph
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Hezekiah Leroy Gordon Smith (1909–1967) was a popular American jazz violinist during the swing era who is best remembered for the song 'If You&#...
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Otis Spann Signature4317 - Otis Spann Signature
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Blues pianist (1930–1970) who was a longtime member of Muddy Waters’s band. Spann was memorably featured on Fleetwood Mac’s 1969 album Biggest Thing S
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Barbra Streisand Signed Photograph4318 - Barbra Streisand Signed Photograph
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Color glossy 8 x 10 full-length photo of Barbra Streisand as Dolly Levi in the 1969 musical comedy Hello, Dolly!, signed in blue felt tip. In fine con
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Sun Rhythm Section Signed Photograph4319 - Sun Rhythm Section Signed Photograph
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Glossy 9.5 x 7 cardstock photo of the Sun Rhythm Section posing with their instruments, signed in ballpoint and felt tip by Sonny Burgess, Paul Burlis
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Little Johnny Taylor Signed Document4320 - Little Johnny Taylor Signed Document
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American blues and soul singer (1943–2002) whose biggest hit was 'Part Time Love,' released in 1963. DS, one page, 8.5 x 11, April 29, 1965....
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Hound Dog Taylor Signed Photo4321 - Hound Dog Taylor Signed Photo
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Chicago blues guitarist and singer (1915–1975) who had six fingers on both hands; known for his electrified slide guitar playing, Hound Dog toured wit
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Jack Teagarden Signed Photograph4322 - Jack Teagarden Signed Photograph
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Jazz trombonist and singer (1905–1964) whose career began as a sideman with Tommy Dorsey, Paul Whiteman, and Louis Armstrong before becoming a bandlea
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Sister Rosetta Tharpe Signature4323 - Sister Rosetta Tharpe Signature
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Desirable vintage ballpoint signature, "Sister Rosetta Tharpe,” on an off-white 4 x 2 sheet. Matted with an image to an overall size of 9.5 x 1...
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James 'Son' Thomas Signature4324 - James 'Son' Thomas Signature
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American Delta blues musician, gravedigger and sculptor (1926–1993). Ballpoint signature and inscription, "from James Son Thomas, to Roland,” o...
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Big Mama Thornton Signature4325 - Big Mama Thornton Signature
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American rhythm-and-blues singer and songwriter (1926–1984) who was the first to record Leiber and Stoller's 'Hound Dog,' a song that st...
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Sarah Vaughan Signed Photograph4326 - Sarah Vaughan Signed Photograph
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Color glossy 9.25 x 12.75 photo of Vaughan during a performance in Philadelphia, signed in black felt tip, "Sarah Vaughan (1978)." A clipp...
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T-Bone Walker Signature4327 - T-Bone Walker Signature
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Vintage ballpoint signature, "T Bone Walker,” on an off-white 4 x 3.5 sheet. Matted with an image of Walker to an overall size of 15.75 x 19.75...
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Fats Waller Signature4328 - Fats Waller Signature
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Jazz musician (1904-1943) known for his inimitable stride piano style and standards such as 'Ain't Misbehavin'' and 'Honeysuckle...
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Muddy Waters Signature4329 - Muddy Waters Signature
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Ink signature, "Muddy Waters,” on an off-white 4 x 6 lightly lined sheet, with collector's notations dating the signature to July 25, 1981....
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Johnny 'Guitar' Watson Signed Document4330 - Johnny 'Guitar' Watson Signed Document
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Blues, soul, and funk musician and singer-songwriter (1935–1996) remembered as a flamboyant showman. Partly-printed DS, one page, 6 x 8.75, December 1
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Ben Webster Signature4331 - Ben Webster Signature
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American jazz tenor saxophonist (1909–1973) known as 'The Brute' or 'Frog,' who is considered one of the three most important 's...
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Junior Wells Signatures4332 - Junior Wells Signatures
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Chicago blues vocalist and harmonica player (1934-1998). Two ink signatures, both signed "From Junior Wells," one on an off-white 4.75 x 3...
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Bukka White Signature4333 - Bukka White Signature
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Booker T. Washington 'Bukka' White (1909–1977) was an African-American Delta blues guitarist and singer who became a key figure of the folk ...
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Robert Pete Williams Signature4334 - Robert Pete Williams Signature
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Louisiana blues musician (1914–1980) whose music employed unconventional structures and guitar tunings, and lyrics inspired by his time spent in priso
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Spencer Williams Signature4335 - Spencer Williams Signature
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American jazz and popular music composer, pianist, and singer (1889–1969) who is best known for his hit songs 'Basin Street Blues' and '...
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Sonny Boy Williamson II Signature4336 - Sonny Boy Williamson II Signature
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American blues harmonica player, singer and songwriter (1912–1965) who recorded successfully in the 1950s and 1960s. He toured Europe with the America
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30 Years of Music Photography Signed Poster4337 - 30 Years of Music Photography Signed Poster
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Excellent 12 x 18 poster for the 30 Years of Music Photography exhibition held at the ArtRock Gallery in San Francisco from June 20 to August 9, 1998,
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The Animals 1966 Winchester Poster4338 - The Animals 1966 Winchester Poster
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Vibrant color 22 x 28 jumbo window card for The Animals, Sam the Sham and The Pharaohs, and Brutus and The Roamin's at the Winchester Roller Rin...
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The Association 1968 Charleston Poster4339 - The Association 1968 Charleston Poster
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Original 14 x 22 window card poster for The Association at the Charleston Civic Center on November 22, 1968, featuring a large image of the group at t
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The Association Jordan 'Boss' Amp Poster4340 - The Association Jordan 'Boss' Amp Poster
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Original green 14 x 21 endorsement poster showing The Association playing on stage as "Valiant Recording Artists," with the poster promoti...
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Joan Baez Berkeley Campus Handbill4341 - Joan Baez Berkeley Campus Handbill
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Original 11 x 7.25 handbill for a Joan Baez performance at the Hearst Greek Theatre at the University of California Berkeley campus on March 22, 1963,
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The Beach Boys 1963 Sacramento Handbill4342 - The Beach Boys 1963 Sacramento Handbill
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Original 8.5 x 11 handbill for a pair of shows by the Beach Boys at the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium on September 14, 1963, with band image, ticket
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Big Brother and the Holding Company 1967 Sausalito Poster4343 - Big Brother and the Holding Company 1967 Sausalito Poster
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Gorgeous color 15.75 x 22 poster for a Big Brother and the Holding Company concert at the Ark in Sausalito, California, on October 6, 1967, showing be
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Big Brother and the Holding Company 1968 Fresno Handbill4344 - Big Brother and the Holding Company 1968 Fresno Handbill
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Scarce original color glossy 7.5 x 10.75 handbill for a Big Brother and the Holding Company concert at Selland Arena in Fresno, California, on April 1
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Big Brother and the Holding Company 1968 San Diego Handbill4345 - Big Brother and the Holding Company 1968 San Diego Handbill
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Original light green 5.5 x 8.5 handbill for "Happening #5," a concert headlined by Big Brother and the Holding Company at the Community Co...
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Birdland Stars of 1957 Handbill4346 - Birdland Stars of 1957 Handbill
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Original color 6 x 9 handbill for the "Birdland Stars of '57" musical showcase at Carnegie Hall on February 15 and 16, 1957, which lis...
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Bobby Bland Revue Handbill4347 - Bobby Bland Revue Handbill
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Original early 1960s light yellow 8.5 x 11 handbill for "The Bobby Bland Revue," which features images of Bland, Vi Campbell, and the Mali...
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The Blues Project 1966 San Francisco Poster4348 - The Blues Project 1966 San Francisco Poster
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Original color 17 x 22 poster for The Blues Project at The Matrix in San Francisco between August 30–September 8, 1966, billing them as "From N...
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Al Braggs Show Handbill4349 - Al Braggs Show Handbill
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Original vintage color 8.5 x 11 handbill for "The Al T.N.T. Braggs Show," which shows images of Braggs, his brothers James and Floyd, and ...
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James Brown 1974 Apollo Theatre Handbill4350 - James Brown 1974 Apollo Theatre Handbill
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Fantastic original 8.25 x 10.5 handbill for a series of James Brown concerts at Harlem's Apollo Theatre between October 25–31, 1974, with a larg...
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The Carter Sisters 1952 Armory Building Poster4351 - The Carter Sisters 1952 Armory Building Poster
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Original color 13.75 x 21.75 window card for the Carter Sisters featuring Mother Maybelle at the Armory Building in Glasgow, Kentucky on November 20,
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CBGB 1980 Big Weekend Poster4352 - CBGB 1980 Big Weekend Poster
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Vibrantly colored 22.25 x 34.5 screen print for the three CBGB 'Big Weekend' concerts held between January 24-26, 1980, with the scheduled p...
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Ray Charles 1960 Wichita Poster4353 - Ray Charles 1960 Wichita Poster
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Original white-and-green 14.25 x 22.5 window card for a Ray Charles concert at the Mambo Club in Wichita, Kansas, on July 16, 1960, featuring a fantas
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Chubby Checker 1962 Odeon Theatre Handbill4354 - Chubby Checker 1962 Odeon Theatre Handbill
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Original color 10 x 6.75 handbill for a Chubby Checker concert presented by Arthur Howes at the Odeon Theatre in Leeds, England, on September 12, 1962
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Patsy Cline 1962 KRNT Des Moines Grand Ole Opry Poster4355 - Patsy Cline 1962 KRNT Des Moines Grand Ole Opry Poster
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Original color 14 x 22 poster for a "Grand Ole Opry In Person" concert at the KRNT Theater in Des Moines, Iowa, on September 23, 1962, fea...
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Sam Cooke 1961 Rockland Palace Handbill4356 - Sam Cooke 1961 Rockland Palace Handbill
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Rare original 8.5 x 11 handbill for a "Breakfast Dance" showcase headlined by Sam Cooke at the Rockland Palace in New York City on Septemb...
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Sam Cooke and the Soul Stirrers Print4357 - Sam Cooke and the Soul Stirrers Print
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Colorized 15 x 19 photographic print of Sam Cooke and the Soul Stirrers by the Maurice Seymour Studio of Chicago, matted to an overall size of 21 x 25
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Elvis Costello and the Attractions 1983 Irvine Meadows Poster4358 - Elvis Costello and the Attractions 1983 Irvine Meadows Poster
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Original color 14 x 22 window card for Elvis Costello and the Attractions at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre in Irvine, California, on September 22, 1
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