Rock and Roll Archaeologist : How I Chased Down Kurt's Stratocaster, the "Layla" Guitar, and Janis's Boa
Peter BlechaISBN: 1570614431;
Book DescriptionDubbed the "Indiana Jones of Rock 'n' Roll" by Seattle?s The Rocket, Peter Blecha?s life reads like a dream come true. From an adolescence spent hoarding 45s, he turned an obsession with music memorabilia into an amazing career, amassing an astonishing collection of rock-and-roll artifacts while hobnobbing with music industry bigwigs and helping to establish a world-famous museum. Here Blecha recounts his favorite adventures in the field, from porchside interviews with Jimi Hendrix?s father to haggling with Courtney Love for Kurt Cobain mementos to a tense auction battle for Eric Clapton?s "Layla" guitar. The book also relates his involvement with Microsoft mogul Paul Allen?s quest to build a gallery devoted to Jimi Hendrix, which, with Blecha?s help, eventually became the renowned Experience Music Project. Blecha?s story is a unique celebration of fandom taken to obsessive lengths, culminating in a lifetime of incredible...
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