Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Maranatha5585, Oct 20, 2017.
Inside my Attica Blues Gatefold:
Inherited from my father’s collection. An OG mono Rolling Stones’ England’s Newest Hit Makers:
King Crimson - Greg Lake personally signed WDVE FM 102 Pgh. PA. letterhead page.
I was working in News Radio at KQV News as a college intern producing in 1983, after completing the internship I was hired as a production assistant across the hall at Pgh's number one rocker WDVE FM... I was working my shift, 12 hrs on / 12 hrs off in master control, when I came in one day, there was a note from the previous engineer, stating Greg Lake was doing a pre-concert, on-air interview with the jock, and the PD wanted me to record and produce a quick station ID promo. I had seen countless talent come and go, but when told I would be recording and working with the great Greg Lake I nearly lost my senses... a life long fan since 1969 Crimson, this was almost like saying Dylan or McCartney were coming in.
Long story short we cut our spot on to cart, and it was used for years, somewhere I have a cassette of the whole thing.. Greg
had a few tongue tied moments, but he did a great job...
"This is Greg Lake, and nobody rocks Pittsburgh like FM 102 WDVE".
Afterwards, I clearly let him know I was an absolute super fan, he talked at length, and was on his first solo tour from ELP.
He attempted to give me back stage tickets, etc.. I told him I was in the middle of a 12 hour shift, and couldn't lose my job.
So he promised me that he would leave a world wide all access backstage pass at the Hilton for me, and I could pick it up tomorrow morning at the front desk. He was very giving of his time.. and he also introduced me to his tour manager Steve
Barnett who accompanied him, we shook hands and he gave me his card.
Greg continued his legendary success until his tragic death, and the tour manager Steven.. is now CEO and head of Capitol Records.
Thanks for letting me share .. (I sure wish there were cell phones back then).
Please tell me you saw him more than this 1 time after the interview??
"So he promised me that he would leave a world wide all access backstage pass at the Hilton for me, and I could pick it up tomorrow morning at the front desk"
King Crimson - "The Court Of The Crimson King" U.S. Atlantic promotional 45.
The one that started it all... c., 1969.
HOT TIP :
I just saw them Monday and Tuesday night in Atlanta, and dare I say .. after 45 years of live Crimsonizing this band
is as good as anything I have seen going back to 1972. If you get the chance on this current U.S. tour. I implore you to
go... do not miss it on your life.
Yes! Thankfully, I did see a later version of ELP in Pgh, PA. got all the way up front..
and, once again in Atlanta with Ringo's All-Starr Band.
But unfortunately, we never personally hooked up again.
It's all good... and that blooper tape is a gas!
Mmmm when I joined the Poloce Fan Club they had a contest to win a signed poster. Yep, I won one. Need to get that frame one of these days.
I also used to have a John Lennon limited edition print. Wish I had bought an original (I could of afforded it at the time but it just seemed like an awful lot of money). Sadly, that got destroyed.
The late great Larry Norman... "Only Visiting This Planet".
The greatest Christian rock musician ever .. along with Bob Dylan of course.
Larry Norman ... One of the best 'Faith' LP sides in music. Verve WLP c., 1972.
(Bass was always John Wetton)
Another very early Capitol Records promotional item promoting Beatlemania to the max.
Early 1964, they issued there own newsprint paper.... complete with the wrong names on
the wrong photos. Originals are rare.
In the mad promotional rush of Beatlemania, the names were listed incorrectly...
Capitol sales reps couldn't be caught with out these on!
a beauty, with unworn hang tag and perfect heads .. c., early 1964.
ELVIS ... THE KING
... and his men.
The Fabs with Jimmie Nicol - signed on a flight between Amsterdam and London
Derek, what a beauty bra... keep 'em coming!
That's what I'm talking about.
This is an incredible piece! Congrats, you did well.
A shrine in my office
"The Concert For The People Of Kampuchea" U.S. Atlantic promotional 12" EP.
Paul McCartney / Rockestra - "Every Night" and "Lucile" b/w The Who "Sister Disco"
and Rockpile w Robert Plant "Lil' Sister". This is believed to be the rarest McCartney
12" single in existence. c., 1981.
John Lennon signed Bag One Litho
Paul McCartney signed Big Mountain Face Litho
George Harrison signed Here Comes The Sun Litho
Ringo Starr signed Krayzee Litho
SUPER Fab signed art prints Oboogie... keep posting man.
I have that George one also, I think the best of his three.
Thanks Bruce... I agree, the Here Comes The Sun was the best of collection which also included Taxman and Piggies.
@Bill Why Man Nice piece. Is it signed by the others as well? Did your Dad get it signed or was it something he came across? Either way, really nice item and a bit extra special with it being part of your Dad's collection.
@Bruce Mulle' Love those Elvis pictures..Scooty Moore & Friend lol.
CASH "The Holy Land" original 3-D lenticular LP cover , w/ sw and hype sticker. c., 1969.
This same year, Johnny would be busy in Nashville starting his own weekly TV show.
"The Johnny Cash Show" ran from 1969 - 1971, and was superb, spotlighting music guests
like Dylan, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, and people who would never get a chance otherwise.
Here is a rare unused original promotional bumper sticker for the TV show...
Separate names with a comma.