Over 10,000 rare Rolling Stones memorabilia and vinyl items, including a 1977 promotional display designed by Andy Warhol, have been acquired by Rockaway Records.
To celebrate the 60th anniversary of The Rolling Stones, Rockaway Records, the leading Los Angeles band, has acquired an extensive collection of Stones vinyl and memorabilia with over 10,000 items including rare LPs and 45s, vintage t-shirts, dozens of concert posters, promotional items and more .
Notable highlights include a copy of Beast of Burden, the second rarest picture sleeve from The Rolling Stones, 45, and a 1977 promotional hanging display designed by Andy Warhol. The collection comes from the estate of a longtime fan, collector and celebrity Skateboarders, Brad “Squeak” Blanck, a well-known and popular figure in the world Rolling Stones Community.
The collection is already turning heads, attracting buyers including Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson (pictured), who bought a rare set of British 1978 promotional posters for Some Girls, among other things.
“We’ve bought a lot of great collections over the last 45 years, but this is definitely the most exciting one we’ve had in a long time!” says Wayne Johnson, co-founder of Rockaway Records. “Some of the highlights are a 1967 ‘Satanic Majesties’ lenticular that’s different from the one on the album cover, 1970’s t-shirts that look like new, and a promotional display for ‘Love You Live’ from the Year 1977, which was designed by Andy Warhol.” .”
While many Los Angeles independent record stores have long since closed their doors, Rockaway Records continues to thrive and has shifted its focus to high-quality vinyl and collectibles. Co-founders and brothers Wayne and Gary Johnson began aggressively acquiring extensive record industry and personal collections of records, posters, autographs and other similar rarities.
As experienced music memorabilia appraisers, the Johnson Brothers have traveled the world buying and selling some of the most desirable music collectibles. Rockaway Records continues to be a premier destination for collectors looking for one-of-a-kind, hard-to-find musical memorabilia from their favorite artists, having enjoyed tremendous success with their Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Beatles, and 1970s punk collections.