Two more obituaries
Blues, rock and roll, soul, fifties and sixties pop, cajun, jazz, folk, vinyl records, LPs, EPs, singles, New Orleans, Memphis, UK rock, nostalgia, girl groups, ska, rocksteady.
I've just bought the 2012 Rare Record Price Guide - and suddenly I'm several hundred pounds poorer. Compared with the previous edition (2010) prices of many of the vinyl records in my collection have fallen. Rock and roll and fifties LPs and singles have been declining for several years and the latest edition shows a continuation of this trend - particularly singles. Indeed, quite a few have disappeared from the guide altogether as they no longer reach the minimum value required for inclusion. I suppose it's the inevitability of age, as my generation retires or begins to die off.
It was announced Tuesday (October 12) that Jerry Lee Lewis has signed a contract with a division of Harper Collins to publish his autobiography sometime in 2012. "People can read it, burn it, or never give it another thought," said Jerry. "Either way the truth is about to be told, and I'm the only man still standing who can touch it."