Tag Archives: The Beatles

George Harrison’s Rickenbacker Sold at Hard Rock New York

George Harrison’s 425 Rickenbacker guitar did sell at last Saturday’s Julien’s auction at the Hard Rock in New York, It didn’t bring the estimated sales price of $600,000. It actually brought more-$657,000. Some people who are supposed to know the value of Beatles collectibles thought it wouldn’t bring anywhere near the $600,000. Other items that […]

Remembering Porky

PITTSBURGH LEGENDARY DJ PORKY CHEDWICK DIES AGE 96 Porky Chedwick was a disc jockey on WHOD in Homestead then moved up to WAMO radio going back to the 1950’s.  He may have been the only white jock at the black station. For the longest time he was considered radical by most parents.  Porky did more […]

Sid Bernstein: The Passing of a Legend

Concert promoter Sid Bernstein died this past Wednesday August 21.  He was 95. I always gave Sid credit as the promoter who brought the Beatles to the U.S.  He promoted their first American date on February 12, 1964.  That was three days after the Beatles famous Ed Sullivan Show appearance and seven months before Tim […]

Adventures in Rock and Roll!

When my partner, Tim Tormey, told me we could get the Beatles to perform a concert in Pittsburgh, but we needed to put $5,000 in a brown paper bag and deliver it to a bartender in Brooklyn, my heart sank. But I made it happen. I had no idea what an exciting life that first […]

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