Feb 21, 2019 - Sale 2499

Sale 2499 - Lot 291

Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
A funky album with 249 hoppin' photographs of Rock 'n' Roll musicians such as Frankie Avalon, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, The Skyliners, and Bo Diddley.
Apparently compiled by the New York Radio D.J. and President of the Rock 'n' Roll Club of America (in Brooklyn), Len Leonards, the album features numerous photographs of important musicians during performances and hanging backstage. Len himself makes repeated appearances in the photographs, posing wide-eyed and grinning with a number of the artists. Also present are original flyers, ticket stubs, business cards, and promotional ephemera, each dazzlingly mounted with metallic stars. Many of the pages are dedicated to a single artist or performance and feature a label with typed information including the artist's stage name, real name, birthplace, and top song hits. Chromogenic (240), Polaroid (2), and silver (7) prints, the images measuring 3 1/2x3 1/2 to 8x10 inches (8.9x8.9 to 20.3x25.4 cm.), mounted recto/verso to sleeved paper pages, a few with the artists' signatures and inscriptions to Leonard, on print recto. Large 4to, black leatherette; multi-ring binding. 1950s-70s

Additional Details

A complete list of the artists and presenters include:

Ben E. King
Billy Vera
Bo Diddley
Bobby Hatfield
Bobby Lewis
Bobby Rydell
Brenda Lee
Chubby Checker
Chuck Berry
Clay Cole
Danny and Juniors
Dion and the Belmonts
Frankie Avalon
Freddy Cannon
Gary U.S. Bonds
Jerry Lee Lewis
Jimmy Clanton
Jimmy Jones
Joey Dee
Johnny Maestro
Little Anthony
Murray the K
Richard Nader
Screamin' Jay Hawkins
The Angels
The Channels
The Chantels
The Del Vikings
The Devotions
The Dovells
The Dubs
The Earls
The Five Satins
The Moonglow
The Orlons
The Platters
The Ronettes
The Regents
The Skyliners
The Three Friends