Karen 'Gilly' Laney is a freelance writer, photographer and archivist. She co-authored 'Mick Ronson The Spider With The Platinum Hair' in 2003 and fully revised and updated the biography for its second publication in 2009. As former co-president of the David Bowie fan club 'Sons Of The Silent Age' she's spent most of her life working at music and book stores, promoting, collecting and writing about rock 'n' roll. She's in love with just about everything; including Jesus, The Beatles, Andy Warhol and her husband of eleven years. She digs cats, the smell of vinyl and men who wear make-up and she'll tell you more about that at: http://www.weirdandgilly.com
Karen 'Gilly' Laney
When ‘Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park’ Debuted on TV
'Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park' debuted as an NBC 'Movie of the Week' on Oct. 28, 1978.
Hendrix Vehicle Registration Sells For Over $2k
Jimi Hendrix’ 1969 vehicle registration clearly states, “If you no longer own this vehicle destroy this card.” Thankfully, someone failed to follow through with that instruction giving collectors an opportunity to bid on a vehicle registration originally addressed to the guitarist. This official government document baring Hendrix’ (typed) name sold for $2250.00 on eBay.
Vintage Iron Maiden Christmas Card Sells For Hundreds Of Dollars
Iron Maiden’s mascot Eddie can shame the Grinch, the Scrooge and every bad Santa on the planet when it comes to having scary character. This vintage 1980 Christmas card depicts Eddie with a blood stained guitar and portrays Santa Claus slain at his feet. The 4x6 artwork certainly bares more jeer than cheer but when it comes to rock memorabilia this seasonal item holds it value. This copy here, sol
KISS’ Eric Carr’s Drumstick: $699 on eBay
A drumstick used on stage by former Kiss drummer Eric Carr during the 1984-1985 ‘Animalize’ tour recently sold on eBay for $699.99. This vintage, unbroken and personalized drumstick fetched a hefty but fair price considering the abundance of overpriced Kiss collectables on the market.
AC/DC Autographed Tour Program Sells for $5K
In 1977 the average price of an AC/DC ‘Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap’ tour book purchased at an U.K. concert was about five dollars. Fast forward 35 years and that same tour book, now autographed multiple times, could cost a collector up to $5,000 based on the status of this recent eBay sale.
Bob Dylan Autographed ‘Tempest’ CD Sells for $3k
A Bob Dylan autograph is notoriously difficult to obtain. So when a signed copy of his new album 'Tempest’ appeared on eBay recently, the bidding went through the roof and eventually landed the seller the amazing sum of $3,000.
Rock Report: Bowie’s ‘Hunky Dory’ Vinyl Nets 10K
Collectors seeking David Bowie vinyl are quick to take notice when rare copies of his 1971 ‘Hunky Dory’ album appear on the market. The trained eye searches for the limited pressing (500 copies) hoping to score what is widely known as the BowPromo; an extremely rare album promoting selections from ‘Hunky Dory.’ No training could have prepared collectors for this unique, preview copy that recently
Late T. Rex Singer Marc Bolan’s Girlfriend Gloria Jones Keeps His Memory Alive
Marc Bolan of T.Rex would’ve turned 65 years old today (Sept. 30) had he not perished in a car crash back in 1977, and according to Gloria Jones - his girlfriend and the mother of his child, “He’d still be doing music, films, and videos.” Jones has made it her mission to keep Bolan’s memory alive and she’s partnered with The Light Of Love Foundation and Marc's son Rolan Bolan to start the Marc Bol
The Beatles & Frank Ifield Stereo ‘On Stage’ Album Sells For Over $22,000
This Beatles & Frank Ifield ‘On Stage’ album sold for a heavyweight price when the vinyl recently appeared for sale on eBay. The 10 day auction quickly started a bidding war, securing bids that took its .99 cent start price to $2500.00 in less than 90 minutes. It was all uphill from there, with the seller finally landing $22,268.68 for a record that was originally issued in 1964.
Beatles Record Player Sells For Over $1500 At Auction
A 1964 Beatles record player just sold on eBay for $1580.00 and it doesn’t even play records! That didn’t deter collectors in the slightest because the vintage turntable that listed for $9.99 found the high bidder spending the equivalent of what most folks might pay to own a high-definition sound system.