Stones Album to Fetch £5,000

When an unsuspecting buyer spotted a copy of the seminal Rolling Stones opus Black and Blue at a local car boot sale, little did he know that it was signed by some of rock´s greatest names. The squiggles, which have been authenticated, include those of John Lennon, Paul and Linda McCartney, Yoko ‘Who Me?´ Ono and George Harrison, plus Messers Jagger, Richards, Watts, Wyman and Wood.

The album is to be auctioned at Bamfords Auctioneers in Derby on 20th February with a modest guide price of £2,000 - £4,000: the lucky car-booter had originally haggled the price down to £2 from a wallet-busting £3!

Alan Judd, manager of the collectors' department at Bamfords, told
"I've looked at the album very carefully and there's no doubt in my mind that these are genuine signatures. There was all that time after Brian Jones died where the Rolling Stones didn't really have a replacement. Then Ronnie Wood came along and that was the moment the band was really back together as a full group. I think they were all together for a celebration, a really seminal moment."

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Simon Bradley is a guitar and especially rock guitar expert who worked for Guitarist magazine and has in the past contributed to world-leading music and guitar titles like MusicRadar (obviously), Guitarist, Guitar World and Louder. What he doesn't know about Brian May's playing and, especially, the Red Special, isn't worth knowing.