Name of Lot: B.J. Thomas Celebrity Correspondence Collection
Brief Description: Scarce typed letter signed from Lionel Richie, regarding his inability to appear at B.J.’s golf tournament, signed letter from Alabama’s drummer Mark Herndon, Christmas Card from the Ron Blackwood family, a candid photo of B.J. backstage and a Christmas Greetings letter from the Charley Pride family.
Name of Lot: B.J. Thomas Grammy Program and Rolling Stone Magazine
Brief Description: Two programs and a magazine from the B.J. Thomas estate…The Rolling Stone has B.J. Thomas referenced on the top 500 song list, the baseball program with the Rangers vs. Yankees, B.J attended the game, (note his pass stuck on the cover), and the Grammy program with B.J. Thomas’s handwritten notes referencing his competition that year regarding Grammy nods. Most unique ensemble.
Name of Lot: B.J. Thomas Personal Wardrobe T-Shirt Lot
Size: Medium / Large
Brief Description: Four T-shirts from B.J.’s home closet. He would cut the necks and sleeves off to wear occasionally at outdoor informal events. All are true collector T-s…a Janis Joplin Festival T (B.J. performed at the festival), merchandise T of he and Billy Joe Royal, Ernest Tubb’s Record Shop T, (B.J.’s family were friends with the Tubb family) and a shirt created by the album art designer for the “Back Against The Wall” release. All are very good to excellent condition.
Brief Description: Janis Joplin autograph in an unconventional style, as not being a “stacked” signature. Accompanied with a detailed letter on how acquired in her home state in 1969. Sadly, less than a year later she would die of a heroin overdose and join what would become the infamous “27 Club”.
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