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Latest RIAA Top 10 All-Time: Zeppelin Ascends

Posted by James Duncan on

Over the last year the best performer on the RIAA’s all-time U.S. best-selling album sales chart was Led Zeppelin IV, moving up two spots to #5 while passing the Beatles "white album" and Billy Joel’s Greatest Hits Vol I & II. Meanwhile the Beatles "white album" also made a move, pipping Joel by one spot to move up to #6.  The major move up the chart made last year by AC/DC’s venerable Back In Black remains intact, however, keeping them at #4 and the Eagles still hold the top spot. While never a race, it’s interesting to see what music buyers are lighting up to now...

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Concert Tickets and Passes: Small Pieces Of Music History

Posted by James Duncan on

Concert tickets and backstage passes have become excellent collectibles. Most are not overly expensive and they make a great scrap book project or, even better, make for a great art piece when designed into a collage to enjoy on a wall. Like most music collectibles, the artist matters (although also always a matter of personal taste), but older dated shows from an artist's early career or particularly famous shows can be the most highly sought after. Like with most collectibles, condition matters as well. Concert tickets and backstage passes make great collectibles Sometimes it's not about the artist, but rather...

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This Week In Music History Aug 15-28

Posted by Lilly Duncan on

The week in music history brought to you by MusicGoldmine.com. Just a couple of highlights from this week in music history! AUG 18: Today in 1962, Ringo Starr made his debut with the Beatles at a gig in Birkenhead, England! This is the quartet that would soon become known around the world: George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and Ringo Starr. AUG 27: Happy birthday to Alex Lifeson of Rush, born today in 1953! Lifeson co-founded the band that would become Rush in 1968. The guitarist has also dabbled in other areas of the arts as a painter and actor. Until the bands...

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Protecting Your Music Memorabilia (and Investment)

Posted by James Duncan on

As we've acquired collections of awards and memorabilia from record industry executives, artist teams and others, we inevitably end up with some awards or memorabilia that would have been wonderful pieces of music history but instead are damaged. This ruins them for future collectors to enjoy. After all, this is not the way a record award was meant to look: The sad thing is that much of the damage we see could have been avoided if some simple display and storage principles were considered over the years. One solution is, of course, to lock awards and memorabilia up in darkened, perfectly climate...

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This Week In Music History Aug 1-14

Posted by Lilly Duncan on

The week in music history brought to you by MusicGoldmine.com. Just a couple of highlights from this week in music history! AUG 1: Today in 1985, Tears for Fears was at #1 with "Shout", their second U.S. number one! It would stay there for three weeks and became one of the standout songs of 1985. AUG 9: Today in 1995, legendary frontman Jerry Garcia of the rock band Grateful Dead died from a heart attack at age 53. Garcia was one of the founding members and performed with the band from their 1965 beginning until his passing in 1995. Not only was...

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