The highly anticipated debut album of Dovetail, the 2012 recipients of the John Lennon Songwriting Award, is out today, October 29th. Aptly titled, Mount Karma, the lyrics on the album are mindful of personal journeys traveled by the band mates, which are then paired with complex and inspiring instrumentals. This combination, in tandem with a steadily increasing fan base, positions Dovetail to be one of the next big break-out bands.
With the eerily realistic resurrection of Tupac via hologram at Coachella this past weekend, we couldn't help but imagine what it would be like to see more of our favorite lost legends come back to life. What we'd pay to see them in the flesh (kinda) once more! This is an open letter to the Hologram Gods, here's a list of icons you need to get to work on next. Chop chop.
10. Kurt Cobain/Nirvana
Guernsey's is putting on the auction of a lifetime. The auction house, known for many prestigious offerings, including items and paraphernalia of Princess Diana, Mickey Mantle, John F. Kennedy, and many more, is putting on a rock 'n' roll auction, with one-of-a-kind items. The auction will take place September 24th and 25th and there will be a chance to preview the auction on the 23rd.
I was able to snag an exclusive interview with Arlan Ettinger, President of Guernsey's, about the upcoming auction. Head to the auction on Saturday to bid on (or watch others) the famous Manny's Music original inscribed photographs of celebrities such as Frank Sinatra, Janis Joplin, and The Rolling Stones. Manny's Music was an iconic store that contained thousands of signed photographs of music's biggest names. Also on Saturday will be original photographs of The Beatles, outfits from the band Kiss, and original letters and artwork by John Lennon.
Sunday will be dedicated to Astrid Kirchherr's original photographs of The Beatles. Astrid, who was engaged to Stuart Sutcliffe before his untimely death, produced some of the most iconic photos of The Beatles ever taken. There are nearly 1000 photos being auctioned, along with the negatives and copyrights to the photos.
How exactly does an auction like this come together? Arlan divulged that he was contacted about a year ago to meet with Astrid in Germany. Ettinger, who has been doing auctions for over 35 years, has spent his career building relationships and has learned to deal sensitively with the sentimental items of others. It took nine months to put together this particular auction.
There has been great interest in this event, from people all over the world. Luckily, with the help of LiveAuctioneers.com, people may now bid in real time from wherever they are, so even if you can't make it to good ol' NYC, you can still acquire a piece of history. People of all ages (including celebs) bid at these fun events. Check out some of the items to be auctioned!
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Saturday would have marked the 70th birthday of John Lennon, arguably the best musician to have ever lived. Sadly, this could not be due to his untimely death by way of assassination by a crazed fan on December 8, 1980. Thirty years later, Lennon is still remembered by his fans from that to this generation - his musical legacy lives on.
To celebrate his life, crowds of fans from all over the world gathered around the famed Strawberry Fields memorial in New York on Saturday to sing his songs and to pay homage to a man who devoted his life to making music and promoting world peace.
Twenty-nine years after the death of John Lennon, fans continue to pay tribute to his memory, music, and worldview. Many will make a pilgrimage to the Strawberry Fields in Central Park. Others will sit at home listening to their well worn copy of Revolver, Rubber Soul, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, or ok, maybe even Yellow Submarine. For the members of Acrylics, Amazing Baby, Gillian Rivers and the SET Quartet, Here We Go Magic, Lauren Bahr, Nicole Atkins, Psychic, The Royal Chains, and Suckers performing tonight at Glasslands Gallery (8 pm, $6 cover), a memorial show is their way of remembering a person that changed music, even before he began to think about changing the world.
Lucy Vodden- a name unknown to most, but known through her connection to one of pop music's most famous and perhaps mistakenly controversial songs has passed away after a long standing battle with lupus.
Vodden became the inspiration for The Beatles song “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,” though the inspiration wasn’t from what most believe it to be.
Anyone who’s heard the song is inclined, through an interpretation of the lyrics, the law-bending recreational activities of friends, or merely through hearsay, that "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" is an acronym for LSD. According to John Lennon, who regularly denied the reference, the inspiration from the song came not through images of narcotic induced hallucinations, but instead from an actual image.
Looks like Madonna will be auctioning a part of her raunchy past. The Material Girl herself will be auctioning off a lot of memorabilia including a twenty-year-old raunchy answering machine recording. These will be up for grabs at a new rock’n’roll memorabilia auction that will be on display until August 5th at gottahaverockandroll. The seventeen minute recording (estimated to bid at about $40,000) was for her former boy toy/bodyguard, Jim Albright. The recordings are on two mini cassettes and are originally from Albright’s answering machine and include erotic personal messages.
Want to know how to get into Manhattan’s most exclusive clubs? The NY Post’s Page Six Magazine interviewed some of the city’s most notorious doormen in hopes of figuring out what makes them lift the velvet rope.
At Goldbar, Johhny Lennon says he is offered sex on a nightly basis and recounts a specific incident with a ‘well-endowed’ patron: “I had a girl [last week] say, 'Don't you like these?' while pointing at her breasts.” Lennon’s door is rumored to be the tightest in town and the presence of only 12 tables inside (two of which must be saved for celebrities every night) doesn’t help loosen the reigns. However, Lennon adds his own personal touch to the club’s mix, allowing skateboarding hipsters in along with the A-list crowd and sometimes giving a break to dudes who want to impress their dates.