Rare John Coltrane Test Pressing Selling On eBay For $19,000

Rare John Coltrane Test Pressing Selling On eBay For $19,000
A piece of jazz history. The mono test pressing of John Coltrane’s iconic album A Love Supreme is being sold on eBay. Originally released in 1965 on Impulse! Records, the LP became Coltrane’s best-selling record. Today it is rightly regarded as one of the greatest albums of all time, jazz or...

At the Crossroad of Art and Vinyl Records

At the Crossroad of Art and Vinyl Records
I’m old enough to remember what it was like to spend hours listening to records with nothing more to look at than the album covers, which ranged from Blue Note’s black-and-white photographs of intense stares in smoky studios to the Beatles’ Sgt. Peppers with its intricate arrangement of subjects and...

Albert Einstein’s Record Collection To Be Displayed

Albert Einstein’s Record Collection To Be Displayed
“I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.” Physicist Albert Einstein often spoke about his lifelong love of music, and its inspiring influence on his scientific genius. He was a piano player and violinist from the age of five. He even named his violin...

A Brief History of the Rock T-Shirt Market

A Brief History of the Rock T-Shirt Market
T-shirts are humble garments that have outgrown their beginnings as underwear to become part of the uniform of youth all over the world. Rock t-shirts have become a major player in the music memorabilia market, especially collectibles, and vintage t-shirts, which fetch high prices and increase in value very quickly...

12 years ago, vinyl records were an afterthought

12 years ago, vinyl records were an afterthought
12 years ago, vinyl records were an afterthought.  Now, they’re a brand-new industry. Music industry moguls and audio experts alike never saw this coming.  But somewhere in the late 90s, audiophiles, die-hard music fans, and baby boomers felt like something was missing.  Several years later, they were suddenly buying the...

‘I Kissed the King’ The Story of Elvis and Barbara Gray

‘I Kissed the King’ The Story of Elvis and Barbara Gray
RICHMOND, Va. -- It was the smooch seen around the world. Sixty years ago this summer, Elvis Presley, and a young woman were captured on film kissing in a Richmond hallway. For decades, Barbara Gray, the woman in the picture, went unidentified, but now she is reflecting on kissing The...

Led Zeppelin Rare Rock T-Shirt Sells For $10,000

Led Zeppelin Rare Rock T-Shirt Sells For $10,000
Dig through your closets, open the drawers you rarely use. There may be a valuable item of music memorabilia there you’d nearly forgotten you had. An old rock t-shirt may be more valuable than you imagined, especially if it’s a rare one associated with Led Zeppelin.Combining hardcore blues with folk...

AN INTERVIEW WITH ISAC WALTER ROCK T-SHIRT MAVEN

AN INTERVIEW WITH ISAC WALTER ROCK T-SHIRT MAVEN
Isac Walter wears a different t-shirt every day. Because of his unusual hobby and the publicity he began to attract, he was featured in Forbes Magazine back in December of 2011. It was an idea that had legs the way band t-shirts have arms. The music industry’s business model is...