September 9, 2008

Grateful Dead 365

The availability of Holly George-Warren's Grateful Dead 365 has just been announced by publisher Abrams. In 744 pages George-Warren covers five decades of "intimate portraits, candid backstage shots, and colorful performance images." Holly George-Warren was an editor at Rolling Stone from 1993-2001. She co-edited The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock and Roll, and she received a Grammy nomination for Best Historical Recording in 2001 for co-producing Rhino's 5 box CD set R-E-S-P-E-C-T: A Century of Women in Music.

September 7, 2008

Hip hip for hip hop

Congratulations go out to Cornell University's Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections for its new acquisition of a major archive on the history of hip hop and rap music. You can read a lot more about this great gift of Americana music at:

It's only rock and roll but the V&A likes it

Here's another auction high for a rock and roll artifact. London's Victoria and Albert Museum has just purchased John Pasche's tongue and lips original art work used on the Rolling Stone's Sticky Fingers album. Read more about a pop culture logo making it into a big league museum in Sunday's Sept. 2nd, 2008 New York Times article by Julie Bloom. (Or if you subscribe online to the Times here's the reference:

Of Lucifer's tail and Fender stratocasters

Yes, Jimi's guitar just went for 280,000 (pounds sterling) at auction. Here's a fun article on it and more "Pop Memorabilla Are The Holy Relics Of Our Time" by Craig Brown: