Whose autograph is the rarest/ most valuable ( Rock/Pop)?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by ferdinand, Aug 6, 2022.

  1. ferdinand

    ferdinand Member Thread Starter

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    Maybe this has been discussed before, but what do you think?

    When it comes to the most valuable it is probably John Lennon, although having been famous for nearly twenty years and therefore he has given quite a lot of signatures, his autograph is highly demanded.

    Concerning the rarest, my guess would be Ritchie Valens, only famous for a couple of months.
     
  2. MichaelSmith

    MichaelSmith Forum Resident

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    Otis Redding
     
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  3. Hammerhead

    Hammerhead Forum Resident

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    Love Ritchie Valens but he’s not well known these days and I doubt he would be valuable.

    How about Dylan? I hear he rarely signs autographs.
     
  4. malcolm reynolds

    malcolm reynolds Handsome, Humble, Genius

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    Off topic but I once saw an Elvis Presley album autographed for sale on Ebay. What made it extra rare is the album was release years after Elvis died.
     
  5. Kassonica

    Kassonica Forum Resident

    Robert Johnson's would be the rarest, only one known to exist....
     
  6. dolstein

    dolstein Senior Member

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    I imagine a copy of Abbey Road signed by all four Beatles would be pretty rare. A copy of Who Are You signed by all four members of The Who would probably be very rare, as Keith Moon died a few weeks after the album’s release, A copy of Double Fantasy signed by John Lennon would also be exceedingly rare.
     
  7. hangwire13

    hangwire13 Forum Resident

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    Buddy Holly, Eddie Cochran, Ian Curtis. Any other artist who died very young, I'd guess.
     
  8. drbryant

    drbryant Senior Member

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    Among people who are modern era stars, perhaps Syd Barrett?
     
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  9. ferdinand

    ferdinand Member Thread Starter

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    Köln
    Yes , Richie Valens is not so valuable, but I was referring to scarcity, and I guess he only had a couple of months to sign…
     
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  10. ferdinand

    ferdinand Member Thread Starter

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    Köln
    Well, for Dylan see here

     
  11. My top 5 YMMV
    Syd Barrett
    Danny Kirwan
    Terry Kath
    Sly Stone
    Jaco Pastorius
     
  12. ferdinand

    ferdinand Member Thread Starter

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    Köln
    What does YMMV mean?
     
  13. RockyRaccoon

    RockyRaccoon Forum Resident

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    Your mileage may vary
     
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  14. oxegen

    oxegen Forum Resident

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    I have the Genesis Publications book signed by ‘Barrett’.
     
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  15. RichC

    RichC Forum Resident

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    Nick Drake has to be in the conversation.
     
  16. Wildest cat from montana

    Wildest cat from montana Humble Reader

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    ontario canada
    I'd buy that for a dollar.
     
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  17. drbryant

    drbryant Senior Member

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    Very nice piece of memorabilia. How many did he sign?
     
  18. oxegen

    oxegen Forum Resident

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    320 as far as I know. My copy is number 23 (where possible, I stuck with that number for most of my purchases).
     
  19. drbryant

    drbryant Senior Member

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    That’s very limited, and I doubt he signed much in his life.

    If that were Michael Jordan’s signature, it would be quite a premium!
     
  20. Zardok

    Zardok Forum Resident

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    I would imagine Nick Drake autographs are pretty rare?
     
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  21. Brian Lux

    Brian Lux One in the Crowd

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    Placerville, CA
    Beethoven? Mozart, perhaps?
    Edit... well, Beethoven at least! :laugh:
     
  22. thesisinbold

    thesisinbold Forum Resident

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    Camarillo, Ca, USA
    Rare and most valuable don’t necessarily go together.
     
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  23. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    ?
     
  24. markreed

    markreed Forum Resident

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    Jandek, I reckon.
     
  25. HotelYorba101

    HotelYorba101 Forum Resident

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    I would imagine Hendrix would be up there
     
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