Thursday, June 4, 2009

Budget-Friendly Auction Rocks

PHILADELPHIA (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Despite the economic downturn, broke music fans can still own quirky pieces of classic rock history.

Radio legend Denny Somach is slanging memorabilia from his personal collection June 21-28 during The Rockin’ Hot Summer Auction on

His treasures – including rare vinyl singles, pins, buttons, and belt buckles from artists like the Beatles, Beach Boys, and The Doors – will start between $25, $50, and $100 to accommodate fans without much cash.

Somach admits he’s been a packrat throughout his 30 years in rock radio, collecting everything he could get his hands on.

That includes song lyrics signed by musicians in his presence, an acetate record of Paul McCartney singing “Mary Had A Little Lamb,” and a music box that plays a song from Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band, which was only given to select radio employees.

He says there’s a story behind each item and since he built the collection himself – gathering stuff from run-ins with actual bands – authenticity is guaranteed.

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