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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by staxman, Aug 12, 2019.
I have lots of memorabilia from my almost 24 years of living in Austin which is the "Live Music Capital", some of which I display. I collected many autographs and "playbills".
Also I framed a set list and guitar pick from a Brad Paisley concert I attended at a local Casino show.
I saw The Mermen at the Beach Chalet (opposite Ocean Beach at the edge of Golden Gate Park) a year or two ago.
Jim Thomas snapped the vibrato arm off his Strat during the feedback section of "Honeybomb". Then the band took a break. I said "that was pretty wild" or something to the effect to Jim. He went back and got it and handed it to me. "Maybe it will be worth something someday".
I have a string off of one of SRV’s guitars, one of his used picks, back stage pass, autographed photo personalized to me and a bunch of photos I took (from 2 different shows, one of which was front row center). The autograph, pass and pick was obtained for me by relative who worked for a sound company at the time and knew I was a big fan. The string was given to me from another relative who also is a fan and guitarist who I used to go see Stevie with. He was friends with a guy who was in one of Stevie’s early bands. The guy had gone home to Texas, went to see Stevie at a show in 1990 and sent him a set of his used strings. I was given one the strings just before we left to go see Stevie for the last time on July 4, 1990.
Note cargo pnats and bumched shrit...
I had a bunch of picks from working at concerts in the 80's.
Kiss, ZZ top, Mark Knopfler, Johnny Winter, SRV etc.
I ended up using them and loosing them over the years.
I might still have some laminated crew passes around the place somewhere.
I have a 1965 or 1966 concert program I got at Dodger Stadium when I was 15 or 16 when I saw THE BEATLES! Tomorrow I'll try to remember to dig it out and photograph it and post it on here.
Great story, Staxman! I have plenty of posters and ticket stubs.
Great story Mike--very cool! That album is such a landmark in so many ways and still resonates even today--the lyrics, the production and oh lordy, those vocals...(and yes, I agree, definitely in my top five of any music as well).
I have part of the ceiling liner from an old car of mine that I got Lee Ranaldo from Sonic Youth to sign back in the mid-nineties. It was the first time I ever saw them and it was a great show.
I also have some memorabilia from some notable local bands from my hometown, Dayton Ohio. But I don’t know that there’s many of people who’d care about much of it.
I have Jeff Beck's autograph. He was nice and Terry Bozzio was nice. I still have the backstage pass and a setlist from the show. I have about a dozen CSN or CSNY backstage passes and many photos.
I disassembled my white "Wired" Strat in hopes of getting this signed. It all worked.
Back in 2003 Dave Meniketti (Y&T frontman) turned 50. I made a large birthday card about 15 months in advance and sent it around the world amassing over 100 signatures from fans and it was given to him at the 50th birthday bash where 3 fans were chosen to play a dong on stage with him. He sent me a nice T shirt but it was too small so I never wore it. Lost it years ago.
I have several display cards ( like small posters) from various shows; probably my favorite is a Hatch Show Print card (purchaed at HSP) from the early "aughts" advertising a free summer concert series on the plaza of the Grand Old Opry , that in various weeks, (IIRC) featured, BR-549, The Deraliers, Asleep at the Wheel and Bill Kirchen..
I also collect stamps, USPS has done a number of cool music themed stamps over the last few years, including Hendrix ( the sheet of 24 is housed in a 45 style sleeve) various Woodstock stamps, and many others.
I had to read this again: https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/13464184/marvin-gaye-tryout-nfl-detroit-lions
I have a little torch that was given to every member of the crowd at Tina Turner's final concert. She had no idea they were being given out and we we all told not to use them until she played Simply The Best (final song of her final concert) as a surprise for her.
How cool, she well deserved it!
@ slip kid, you have stevies dna on that string quick send it to the lab we can grow a new one.
Hello all! I was just at stats this year and went to the tour. The original tracking room seems to still be intact. Which was an old theater with a sloping floor. Was there a studio before they moved into the old theater? I also went to Sun and was fortunate to hang around and got a private tour of the control room! Thanks!
There’s another photograph of Marvin running through Palmer Woods that I saw years ago. Palmer Woods* is the super expensive neighborhood A couple blocks from Marvin‘s old neighborhood. The one above is him running through an alley in Detroit with Kmart (?) sweats on.
In the Lem Barney article he’s standing in the backyard of Marvin’s old house (someone has since built sheds) but you can still see that brick backyard barbecue that in seen on the sleet-y back cover of Whats Going On and are in so many backyards in Detroit.
*Crazy enough, an easy jog from Marvin’s old house is Woodlawn cemetery. It also abuts Palmer Woods. James Jamerson is buried in there (!) We just went and visited his grave a couple weeks ago. I brought a Bluetooth speaker and we blasted Whats Going On and a couple other tunes that contain his magic.