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« on: January 04, 2021, 06:11:51 PM »

In the early 60's my father worked with a lady who moonlighted at Keele Services on the M6 . She collected autographs from bands passing through and gave me a couple of books which i've  just found again. The entries include
Dave Dee etc when they were Dave Dee and The Bostons
Mojos
Undertakers
Ian Curtis and The Boomerangs
Freddy Garrity
Millie
Applejacks
Stylos
Peter Asher
PETE BEST and The original all Stars
Yardbirds(not the famous members)
RandyTurpin (who I know was a boxing World Champion as I met him on The Great Orme at Llandudno when took a lot of time out to chat with a small boy)
and many more

I will be doing some research but are they likely to have any value?

 
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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2021, 06:52:19 PM »

Randy Turpin lived up the road from my mum when she was a child (if I remember correctly)
She mentioned him a few times, with stories that I have now forgotten!
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« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2021, 07:25:25 PM »


In the early 60's my father worked with a lady who moonlighted at Keele Services on the M6 . She collected autographs from bands passing through and gave me a couple of books which i've  just found again. The entries include
...
Yardbirds(not the famous members)
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I will be doing some research but are they likely to have any value?  


This reminds me of the time I got a photo with the current members of Foreigner, sans Mick Jones (who skipped that part of the tour). I went through with it because I paid for it before I knew Mick would be absent, but I don't necessarily treasure the picture. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2021, 08:59:25 PM »

I've never been too bothered about getting autographs. As Henry Rollins put it, the only time to ask for someone's signature is when it's at the bottom of a cheque.

I did however get John Entwistle's at a guitar festival at Earls Court back in around 1990. I was wandering around and happened to pass the table where John had just sat down to start signing so I was first in the queue. With it all happening so quickly I had no idea what to say and only managed a hello. He looked at me and at the Stranglers t-shirt I was wearing, signed the leaflet for whatever promotion it was (Rotosound strings perhaps) and handed it to me without saying a word.
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« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2021, 09:25:25 PM »


I've never been too bothered about getting autographs. As Henry Rollins put it, the only time to ask for someone's signature is when it's at the bottom of a cheque.

I did however get John Entwistle's at a guitar festival at Earls Court back in around 1990. I was wandering around and happened to pass the table where John had just sat down to start signing so I was first in the queue. With it all happening so quickly I had no idea what to say and only managed a hello. He looked at me and at the Stranglers t-shirt I was wearing, signed the leaflet for whatever promotion it was (Rotosound strings perhaps) and handed it to me without saying a word.



I also got the wordless John treatment in Fort Worth in 1998. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2021, 07:52:16 AM »




I will be doing some research but are they likely to have any value?

 


Yes, but an autograph book will always have less value than all the same autographs flat signed onto separate pieces of paper (because they can't be used in the same way).

I'd suggest you collate the full list, as it may be an obscure one that has the most value...
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« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2021, 12:16:04 PM »

Did Ian Curtis and the boomerangs become Joy Division😉 Roll Eyes
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« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2021, 12:27:37 PM »

What is the value though?

Are we talking monetary value or sentimental value...  I have loads of signed things,
many of which have huge value to me, such as Swarb’s signed obituary, but valueless to most peeps.
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« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2021, 12:45:04 PM »


What is the value though?

Are we talking monetary value or sentimental value...  I have loads of signed things,
many of which have huge value to me, such as Swarb’s signed obituary, but valueless to most peeps.


Everything has a monetary value, Swarb's signed obit included...
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« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2021, 01:13:01 PM »


Did Ian Curtis and the boomerangs become Joy Division😉 Roll Eyes


That Ian Curtis would have been about 6 at the time.
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« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2021, 01:43:22 PM »

I remember we parked the family car at Keele Services next to a car that turned out to be carrying The Herd. Must have been 67-68? My Mum spotted them and waved, and got a great big smile from Peter Frampton, who she thought was lovely for the rest of her days.  Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2021, 01:51:28 PM »


I remember we parked the family car at Keele Services next to a car that turned out to be carrying The Herd. Must have been 67-68? My Mum spotted them and waved, and got a great big smile from Peter Frampton, who she thought was lovely for the rest of her days.  Smiley


That's nice... that was the first band I ever saw live.
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« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2021, 02:24:04 PM »

if we are going north we join the m6 at J16 and j15 for south. As Keele is between the two, we have never actually been there although we have lived about 3 miles away for nearly 70 years!
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« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2021, 02:26:06 PM »


if we are going north we join the m6 at J16 and j15 for south. As Keele is between the two, we have never actually been there although we have lived about 3 miles away for nearly 70 years!


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« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2021, 05:46:23 PM »


I remember we parked the family car at Keele Services next to a car that turned out to be carrying The Herd. Must have been 67-68? My Mum spotted them and waved, and got a great big smile from Peter Frampton, who she thought was lovely for the rest of her days.  Smiley


Wow! Peter Frampton! He is still lovely.

Having read David’s advice, so glad I got Bernie Winters and Schnorbitz signatures on a separate photo rather than in an autograph book!

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if we are going north we join the m6 at J16 and j15 for south. As Keele is between the two, we have never actually been there although we have lived about 3 miles away for nearly 70 years!


Time for a day out  Wink


Probably cheaper to travel to Cornwall for a pastie.
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« Reply #16 on: January 05, 2021, 07:02:14 PM »




if we are going north we join the m6 at J16 and j15 for south. As Keele is between the two, we have never actually been there although we have lived about 3 miles away for nearly 70 years!


Time for a day out  Wink


Probably cheaper to travel to Cornwall for a pastie.


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« Reply #17 on: January 06, 2021, 02:14:16 PM »

my most treasured autograph is one my dad gave me.. Laurel and Hardy from their 1952 visit to the Birmingham Hippodrome
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« Reply #18 on: January 06, 2021, 02:17:26 PM »


my most treasured autograph is one my dad gave me.. Laurel and Hardy from their 1952 visit to the Birmingham Hippodrome


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« Reply #19 on: January 06, 2021, 04:58:53 PM »

I have a signed letter from record breaking England wicketkeeper Bob Taylor wishing me a happy retirement.
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