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Tracks 30 years Of Dealing In Rock And Roll Collectibles!!

 

Tracks was established in 1989 and 2019 marks our 30th year of dealing in Beatles and rock and roll collectibles, how time flies!! Starting from humble beginnings, working out of a front room, we have now grown to become one of the world’s leading dealers in music memorabilia. We have probably valued more items of rock and roll memorabilia over the last 3 decades than any other independent company in Europe and possibly the world! Respected the globe over we have worked hard to establish a reputation for offering a fair and competitive price for collectible items. Over the years we have had some truly remarkable items pass through our hands and to celebrate our 30th anniversary we thought we would share with you a few of our favourite items:

 

John Lennon's 1963 Gretsch 6120 Guitar

 

 

John Lennon's 1963 Gretsch 6120 Guitar

John Lennon’s Gretsch 6120 Chet Atkins Nashville model hollow body guitar. A historically important instrument from the personal collection of John Lennon, used and photographed during the Paperback Writer session held at EMI studio 3, Abbey Road, London on the 14th April 1966.

The Gretsch 6120 is a guitar that was, indisputably, owned and used by John Lennon, one of the most iconic musical figures of the twentieth century. The Gretsch was part of John’s collection of guitars kept in the music room at his Weybridge home, Kenwood. The studio, located at the top of the house, was the hub of John’s private world, a place where he could create, nurture and develop his songs. The Lost Lennon Tapes series of John’s home recordings officially released by Yoko Ono for broadcast on American Westwood One radio is a testament to this. In a letter written to composer Bill Martin in 1976 John acknowledges the fact that some of his best compositions (“...I Am The Walrus, A Day In The Life, Across The Universe, Rain, We Can Work It Out ..(middle 8), Help!, and on and on and on…”) were created at Kenwood.

 

 

Bobby Breen Sgt Pepper Album Cover

 

 

Bobby Breen Cut Out Featured On The Album Cover Signed Later By Sir Peter Blake

The Beatles 1967 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' Bobby Breen Cut Out Featured On The Album Cover Signed Later By Sir Peter Blake. A rare hand-tinted photographic cut out portrait on hardboard depicting the Canadian actor and musician Bobby Breen which was used on the iconic Beatles album cover ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’. The cut out is positioned next to George Harrison and over the shoulder of Marlene Dietrich on the sleeve. It had also been signed at a later date by Peter Blake one of the sleeve’s designers.

 

 

 

Led Zeppelin Signed Concert Poster From 1972

Led Zeppelin Signed Southampton Concert Poster

Widely considered amongst Zeppelin collectors and dealers alike as the most desirable Led Zeppelin concert poster to own is the poster for Zeppelin’s perform at the Old Refectory, Southampton, England which took place on January 22nd 1973. This example really did not disappoint! Not only was the poster in fantastic condition it’s also beautifully signed by each member of the group! (Click on image to see the signatures). 

 

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