Unless otherwise noted, ALL signatures contained on this website
and in my entire collection were obtained in-person, through
a concert merchandise booth and/or direct from the artists website.
I do not purchase signatures through any internet vendor OR trade with other collectors.
This is probably the most independent and unique assembly
you will find in a private fan’s collection.
These are some of the luckiest, funnest and even actually most one of a kind of
items found anywhere within my collection.
Some of these autographs were not at all expected or planned, while others were at one-time shows,
or very rare encounters that may not ever present themselves again.
I was simply at the right place at the right time, but always prepared for what might happen.
The PRETENDERS album: Are these signatures real?
(I did NOT get this album signed in person)
I purchased this album from a record rack of LP’s at The Long Beach Record Swap in 1985,
The owner said he had no idea where he picked up this signed album,
but had no real need for it and was happy to “receive” $35 in cash for it.
Opinions from so called “experts” are mixed as to the authenticity of these signatures,
but they do admit that if they are real,
there are very, very few signed copies of this album
in existence and almost none come to market.
The only signatures I have gotten from any of these band members are the drummer,
Martin Chambers at Fairfax HS on August 27, 1989
on the album and drum head below.
(please feel free to compare at the very least his signature, that at the most can only be 10 years apart)
What I do know for sure is, I was at that very famous Pretenders concert at Perkins Palace
on September 3, 1981, when Bruce Springsteen jumped on stage for the encore.
So, authentic or not, this PRETENDERS I album
stays very safe and secure in my collection.
One of the earliest autographs I ever obtained was from Brian Setzer on this
Barney’s Beanery Restaurant menu in the late 1980’s
as he was playing pool with some buddies, drinking some beers and simply relaxing and having fun.
I should have taken a picture of his gorgeous white Harley parked just outside on the curb.
Autographed index card and the Barney’s Beanery newspaper menu, both signed by Brian.
These two AC/DC albums were signed at BOOK SOUP in West Hollywood
by guitarist Angus Young.
However, I am not at all able (thus far) to secure the exact date of the signing.
There was a book signing event where Angus appeared
with several other artists that evening.
(If anyone remembers this event, and when it was, please kindly contact me)
This Ryan Roxy album (longtime guitarist for Alice Cooper) was
signed at The Greek Theater on August 12, 2018.
This 8 x 10 photo of longtime drummer Clem Burke of the band Blondie
was taken on August 8, 2011 at the induction of the band The Go-Go’s
on Hollywood Bl., at later signed at The Grammy Museum on August 16, 2011.
These 8 x 10 photos of longtime DJ Jim Ladd
were photographed by me on December 3, 1994 at the
KLSX Record Swap at the Bonaventure Hotel and later
signed at one of the many times seeing Jim at so many different events.
Signed guitar by Joey Molland of Badfinger, at Beatlefest
at the LAX Airport Marriott Hotel October 11, 2014.
Joey personally added, “Day After Day”.
He was as such a pleasure to meet and talk with.
What a simply gifted and very amazing man.
The above photos Of Bruce Gary of THE KNACK, were personally
while in concert at The Orange County Fair on July 16, 2000.
They were later signed in Laughlin on August 28, 2002.
Very sadly, Bruce Gary passed away on August 22, 2006.
This above Leif Garrett albums were signed at
The Hollywood Show on October 21, 2017.
THINK BACK TO THE LATE 1980’S AND EARLY 1990’S.
Think back to a time prior to the internet and prior to the absolute surplus you see now of an artists publicity photos and paparazzi images where obtaining photographs of a celebrity was next to impossible and at times could get quite expensive. So, when the over 50+ page 1985 FARM AID program came out, filled with a ton of celebrity photographs, I bought up several copies and carried these books with me literally everywhere and had them with me constantly, as my “one stop shop” ready to get any page signed as the musician was seen.
Crafty, but very effective for the time. Some of those signed pages are below:
(while others are on the Eagles, Sammy Hagar, Billy Joel and Tom Petty pages).
The above photo was was signed in Los Angeles in 1991.
The above Scarecrow album was signed at the
Rockline Studios in Universal City on September 7, 1989.
These pre-signed Alice Cooper albums were sold at the merchandise booth
at The Greek Theater at his August 12, 2018 concert.
Autographed Index Cards by Billy Swan on April 2, 1994
at club “Wise Guys” in Pasadena.
Signed Index Cards and Tour Book of Justin Hayward autographed at
The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano on December 3, 1996.
The two above John Lodge albums were purchased through
his website in 2019 and sold directly for purchase.
(I did not get these signed in person)
Two personally signed index cards by Dick Clark autographed on January 30, 1995 at
The American Music Awards held at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
Autograph card by Adrian Young of NO DOUBT, at The Hollywood Bowl on March 30, 2010.
All autographs by John Fogerty were signed as he entered the
David Bowie concert at the Los Angeles Sports Arena on May 23, 1990.
Signed Index Card by Colin Hay on August 9, 2000 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.
Davy Jones signed photo at his last public appearance anywhere,
autographed at The Hollywood Show on February 11, 2012.
Autographed Index Card by Micky Dolenz at
The Hollywood Show on October 9, 2010.
Autographed drum heads were signed by Micky Dolenz at
The Hollywood show in Los Angeles
on October 4, 2008, October 9, 2010 and October 20, 2018.
The photo of Micky and me is from the October 20, 2018 appearance.
Autographed by guitar legend, Les Paul.
The two above images are indexed by Dweezil Zappa on March 20, 1999
DURING THE VAN HALEN CONCERT AT THE BEVERLY CENTER’S HARD ROCK CAFE.
97.1 KLSX-FM ROCK EXPO – SATURDAY DECEMBER 4, 1993
LOS ANGELES BONAVENTURE HOTEL, LOS ANGELES, CA.
The following photographs, CD covers and index cards were autographed by
Robert Lamm on December 4, 1993
at the 3rd annual 97.1 KLSX-FM Rock Expo.
To see the signed albums that were also autographed that day, please visit
My Albums Page: https://rockandrollcollection.com/albums/
Robert Lamm autographed these above 6 albums and all the above items
at the KLSX Rock Expo at The Bonaventure Hotel on December 4, 1993.
Two personally signed index cards by Arlo Guthrie in Los Angeles on August 9, 2000.
Signed by John Sebastian
at The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano on Sunday October 14, 2012
Levon Helm of “THE BAND” signed drum head during his book signing
at Book Soup in West Hollywood on December 17, 1993.
(Levon sadly passed away on April 19, 2012).
Drum head signed by many of the 1960’s classic Rock and Roller’s:
John Sebastian signed at The Coach House: October 14, 2012
Spencer Davis at The Rock and Roll Show: April 21, 2013
Grace Slick at Gallery 319 in Woodland Hills: September 21, 2013
Denny Laine and Joey Molland at Beatlefest: October 11, 2014
Drum head signed by many of the 1960’s classic Rock and Roller’s:
On August 4, 2012, Denny Laine, Keith Emerson, Elliot Easton,
Laurence Jubor and Denny Sewell all appeared
at The Hollywood Show autograph convention at The Westin LAX Hotel.
The above drumhead was signed by each of these musicians.