Name of Lot: Historic Country Music Photo / Autograph Scrapbook
Brief Description: A staggering collection of candid and stage photographs of many of the greatest country music stars of the 1960’s. The exterior of the notebook is covered with autographs including those of Ernest Tubb, Little Jimmy Dickens, Roy Clark, Roy Acuff, George Morgan, Kitty Wells, Jean Shepard, Pee King and more. Inside the scrapbook is a pocket photograph of Loretta Lynn signed.
This book was gifted to Grand Ole Opry star, Bill Anderson by a fan. The scrapbook was then acquired from Bill’s former manager. There are approximately 175 photographs in color and black and white. There is additional ephemera including a Grand Ole Opry program, fan club cards, greeting cards from Buck Owens and a Johnny Cash fan club card.
The photographs include unpublished photos of Bill Anderson, Ernest Tubb, Buck Owens, Loretta Lynn, Roy Clark, George Morgan, Johnny Cash (1) and more. Not all photographs are pictured. All are quality snapshots ideal for publication. A truly historic collection.
Chance Martin, longtime manager and confidant to Johnny Cash, personal phone book. A very tattered, phone book, circa 1960’s – 1980’s, showing numerous entries for legendary recording artists, including Johnny Cash and family and of course Elvis Presley. A truly historical artifact from the hierarchy of country music.
Brief Description: An original sign from Nashville’s Broken Spoke Saloon, which was founded in 1971. The saloon famous for hosting songwriters nights, was where Tim McGraw and the Dance Hall Doctors were the house band before Tim became a household name. Daryle Singletary was discovered at the Broken Spoke by Capital Records label executive Rob Henden. Stephen M. Shutts, President of Rockology Auctions recalls hanging out at the Broken Spoke with prolific songwriter Whitey Shafer, who penned numerous songs recorded by George Strait (All My Ex’s Live In Texas), George Jones, Lefty Frizzell and Keith Whitley to name a few. Approximately 30 years old, the artifact is ideal for the Nashville museum owner, bar, man-cave or for the creative decorator who wishes to turn the sign into a bed, headboard. Good condition. Pickup only upon acquisition.