BUDDY HOLLY His handwritten answers to an English test at Lubbock High School, 1953 Autograph Manuscript signed: "Buddy Holley", 1p, 8x10½. Lubbock (Texas), 1953 March 17. An English grammar test. Holly (original spelling "Holley") has headed the page, signing his name in the upper left and writing "English 22v (2)" beneath his name. At the upper right, he has penned "Lubbock High School" and the date "March 17, 1953". Headed: "Test" by Holly, the test had 40 questions; just the answers are written. Holly had to identify parts of speech ("adv", "noun", "pronoun", "conjunction") and types of sentences ("run-on", "phrase", "sub. clause"). Only one answer (the first) is marked wrong. Holly was graduated from Lubbock High School in 1955 and within a year was recording for Decca Records. He was an innovator who wrote his own material and was among the first to use such advanced studio techniques as double-tracking. Holly pioneered and popularized the now-standard rock-band lineup of two guitars, bass and drums. He began experimenting with orchestration shortly before his death in 1959. His first song recorded with the Crickets in 1957 was "That'll Be the Day". "Peggy Sue" followed. read more...
Broadway Performers | Hand/Foot Prints/Sketchs
ANGELA BASSETT The actress signs within the outline of her left hand. Handprint signed: "Angela/Bassett", 8½x11. Drawn and signed in black ink. Angela Bassett (b. read more...
Sale Price $144.00
JAY LIVINGSTON The composer signs his handprint, adding a bar from his classic song, "Silver Bells". Handprint signed: "Jay Livingston". Pen and ink, 8¼x11 cardboard. At lower left read more...
Sale Price $342.00
CARL PERKINS He signs an outline drawing of his left hand in black ink Hand Print/Sketch Signed: "Carl/Perkins", 8x10½ card stock. Outline of Perkins' left hand, signed on palm. Singer/songwriter Carl Perkins (1932-1998) had a No. read more...
Sale Price $252.00
RICHARD STRAUSS Right handprint the composer which he has signed and dated in 1925! Handprint signed: "Richard Strauss/21.4.25" in ink, 6½x8¼. Handprint of Strauss' right hand. Stamped: "M. Raschig's Handarchiv. read more...
Sale Price $5,950.00
IGOR STRAVINSKY Igor Stravinsky signs his right handprint. Handprint signed: "I. Stravinsky/Dec. 24" in pencil, 6¼x8¼. Stravinsky's right hand. Stamped: "M. Raschig's Handarchiv." Among Stravinsky's works are the ballets Le Sacre du Printemps, Petrouchka and L'Oiseau de Feu read more...
Sale Price $4,250.00
CHARLES HANSON TOWNE Tracing of his left hand in black ink Hand Print signed: "Charles H. Towne", 7½x10. Tracing of his left hand in black ink. Charles Hanson Towne (1877-1949) edited several magazines, including Cosmopolitan, Smart Set, McClure's and Harper's Bazaar read more...
Sale Price $432.00