Let Us Know More About Music Memorabilia

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Music memorabilia refers to collectible objects which are related to a singer, composer, gig, music festival, band or venue. It can be any item ranging from autographs, photos, concert programs to hand written lyrics, instruments, hand signed music posters or some clothings and accessories. These collectible items can be widely put into career and personal categories.

The items associated with artistsís or bandís career outweigh their personal belongings. Like, Madonnaís dress from her personal wardrobe will be of less worth than the one she wore on stage or any video. Having an iconic status of a band or an artist will add more value to his music memorabilia. Musical history provides us with many examples where some artists, bands and singers were quite prominent than others. The items related to that particular time are more sought after in comparison to others.

What can be the types under music collectibles-

Any item or possession associated with a band or an artist is considered as an exclusive piece of memorabilia. However, the collectors often look for some special items for each artist and fame depending on their popularity and work areas. To take some examples, items like autographs, hair, musical instruments, records, guitars, vintage clothing are different types in this category.


History of music memorabilia-

The memorabilia for music showed their value in parallel to the popularity of music. Some people believe that the music products associated with legendary artists like Beethoven gave rise to the craze of this memorabilia in the 18th century.

Others consider its beginning during the early 20th century with the craze for renowned music forms like jazz, blues or country music. The radio and vinyl records made people listen to their favorite songs and since then they start having music collectibles of their choices.

In the years between 1930s and 1940s, crooners like Bing Crosby defined the true pop music. One can see a huge legion of his female fans screaming around for his belongings. The advent of the popular rock artists Elvis Persely in 1950s marked the beginning of rock Ďní roll music. The collectibles associated with this music artists are among the most popular music memorabilia.

In the following decade of 60s and 70s, memorabilia collectors has some of the timeless quality of the music bands and artists. Michael Jackson, Madonna and Queen were the stand-outs during 1980s in the run of the most valuable collectibles. The death of the Jackson further boomed the value of his possessions like signed music posters during concerts, wardrobe of live concerts etc.


With advancing technology and innovation in music, time has given collectors to have the most classic memorabilias from different artists and musical bands.

Most expensive music memorabilia in the world-

By far the most expensive memorabilia were priced at a record high of $2,299,000. This was Rolls Royce Phantom V owned by John Lennon. It was a car featuring psychedelic color bought in 1965. The car has a television, fridge and specially designed music system.

Besides this, the most sought after items in music collectibles were from the famous band, The Beatles.

Auction sites are the place to pick the
music memorabilia. But now, the internet also serves as the best place to pick your favorite collectibles. This online collection will help you create your own music memorabilia.


Andrer Enaud is a journalist, Billboard and VH1 award winning musician, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and music teacher to thousands, through school boards and privately. TheMusicAssociate.com is music industry information source that connects its visitors to every music memorabilia and unlimited music posters for your Musical Needs, dream or desire!



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