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From The Beatles to Hendrix, Madonna, The Rolling Stones, U2 and Queen we have an amazing selection of 100% fully authenticated signed album sleeves, posters, books, photographs and even clothing, all of which come complete with a certificate of authenticity. So whether it’s a gift for a friend or simply to indulge yourself we have something for everyone in our specialist Autograph collectors store.
THE SPENCER DAVIS GROUP, THE YARDBIRDS & THE TROGGS In Concert – 2002 UK 20 page tour programme, complete with flyer for the concerts. This copy has been nearly FULLY AUTOGRAPHED by all parties on the bill, including Spencer Davis, Miller Anderson, Colin Hodgkinson, Eddie Hardin & Pete York from The Spencer Davis Group, Chris Dreja, Jim McCarty, John Idan & Alan Glen from The Yardbirds and Reg Presley, Chris Britton, Peter Lucas & Dave Maggs from The Troggs. In fact, everybody except The Yardbirds’ guitarist at the time, Gypie Mayo! These signatures were obtained by Yukiko Smythe. For many years Yukiko’s husband, Colin Smythe, was Eric Clapton’s assistant tour manager. On August 27th 1990 Colin, along with Clapton’s agent Bobby Brooks, his bodyguard Nigel Browne and Stevie Ray Vaughan boarded a helicopter bound for Chicago. Tragically, the helicopter crashed shortly after take-off, killing all on board. Since that fateful day, Yukiko’s love of live music has endured and over the next two decades she continued to obtain many signatures whilst backstage at concerts around the world. We’re honoured to be offering this example now, for the very first time.
BAND AID Band Aid 20 – Feed The World – Incredibly rare AUTOGRAPHED 2004 UK 88″ x 64″ white PVC promotional banner issued to promote the re-recording of the classic ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’. Issued in very limited quantities, this impressive unused banner features the iconic ‘Feed The World’ logo designed by Markus Newman and has been signed by three arists in the original project Bono, Bob Geldof & Midge Ure, along with producer Nigel Godrich, sound engineer Harry [Sutcliffe] and Fran Healey from Travis. The signatures have been done in bold different coloured marker pens. With four metal eyelets along the top edge for hanging, this item would take pride of place in your home.
ELLIE GOULDING Delirium – Autographed 2015 US 23-track Deluxe Edtion double LP pressed on White Vinyl, the third studio album by English singer and songwriter, including the singles On My Mind, Army and Something in the Way You Move, along with the bonus recording Powerful recorded with Major Lazer, single pocket picture sleeve with illustarted lyric printed inners. As mentioned this has been boldly signed ‘Lots of love’ by Ellie on the front in a black marker pen. The barode on the back has been blocked showing this could have been issued to promote the album, and comes with a bonus poster which has been folded. A really nice example and ideal for framing.
JETHRO TULL Benefit – Rare Autographed 1990 Brazilian 10-track vinyl LP, the third album by the British rock band originally released in 1970. It was the first Tull album to feature pianist and organist John Evan and the last to include bass guitarist Glenn Cornick. The picture sleeve has some wear to the edges & corners and has a promo sticker on the reverse, whilst the vinyl, surprisingly, shows very little evidence of play. The sleeve has been been boldly signed ‘Hello! Ian Anderson on the front in blue marker pen. A fantastic example of this hard to find pressing.
THE PRETENDERS Learning To Crawl – Fully Autographed 1984 UK 10-track vinyl LP, glossy picture sleeve with illustrated paper inner. This has been dedicated to Paul & signed by Chrissie Hynde, Martin Chambers, Robbie McIntosh and Malcolm Foster in gold and silver pen. A stunning item ideal for framing.
KING DIAMOND Conspiracy – AUTOGRAPHED 1989 Dutch 10-track LP, the fourth album from the Danish heavy metal band and the second part of a story that begun on the album, Them; glossy picture sleeve with lyric/credit printed inner, pictureinsert and merchandise insert. This copy has been dedicated to Sem and signed by Andy LaRocque, Pete Blakk, Hal Patino & Snowy Shaw across the front in silver marker pen. Also comes with a three page biography/press release, a show setlistand another page of signatures by the same band members in black ink dedicated to ‘Psycomania’. A stunning and truly unique item from the collection of Sem Hadland, author of the book “Metallica Fuel & Fire, the illustrated collectors guide to Metallica” and previous owner/webmaster of Encyclopaedia Metallica.
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