Christie's Rock and Pop Memorabilia

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Billboard Books, 2003 - Antiques & Collectibles - 192 pages
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Over the last 20 years, rock and pop memorabilia has moved out of the junk shops and into the auction houses. The most exclusive items associated with legends like the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Elvis Presley, and Jimi Hendrix have begun to attract the same prices as the paintings of the old masters. Christie's Rock & Pop Memorabilia offers the first comprehensive survey of this worldwide market. Included is everything from autographs, letters, manuscripts, posters, artwork, and guitars to mass-produced artifacts that were aimed at teenage pop fans in the 1950s and 1960s and that today are scarce and valuable collector's items. Represented in over 120 fabulous photographs are such collectibles as Eric Clapton's prized Fender Stratocaster, Elvis Presley's love letters, Elton John's outrageous outfits, and Madonna's famous black bustier.

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Peter Doggett is a commentator and writer about popular music, entertainment, and social and cultural history. He is a regular contributor to publications such as Mojo, Q, and GQ. Some of his books are The Art and Music of John Lennon, Are You Ready for the Country, and You Never Give Me Your Money: The Beatles After The Break Up.

Sarah Hodgson has run Simply Sarah, a dog training school and retail catalog company, for 14 years. She has appeared on the "Today" show and Animal Planet Radio.

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