THELONIOUS MONK His rare signature on a letter of agreement with Columbia Records, concerning recorded distribution of his live performance at the 1963 Newport Jazz Festival. Documentary Letter signed: "Thelonious Monk", 1 page, 8½x11. Forest Hills, N.Y., 1963 September 23. On letterhead of Columbia Records. Monk signs his assent to a letter referencing a prior agreement by him with Columbia Records (1962 July 30), and declaring that no additional compensation will be owed him for the recording of his performance at the 1963 Newport Jazz Festival unless the company issues a complete LP album featuring his performance exclusively. Jazz pianist and composer Thelonius Monk (1917-1982) has been called "the high priest of bebop," although his idiosyncratic style defies glib categorization. Several of his compositions, including Round Midnight and Blue Monk are classics of the genre. Although Monk had been performing since the early 1940s and had already written some of his classic songs, it was not until the mid-1950s that his avant-garde style began to attract a wide audience. In 1956 he released Brilliant Corners, considered one of the classic jazz albums of all time. read more...
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CLIFF ARQUETTE One dollar Silver Certificate bill signed and dated by actor and comedian Cliff Arquette in 1962. Arquette is probably best known as Charley Weaver from The Jack Paar Show. Currency signed "Charley/Weaver/1-5-62". 6x2½. One-dollar U. S. Silver Certificate. read more...
Sale Price $162.00
BEN BLUE The Canadian born mime and comic signs a Chinese 1 Yuan bill. Currency signed [on verso]: "Ben Blue", in brown ink. 5¾x3. 1 Yuan Chinese National Currency of the Central Bank of China 1936. Three additional unidentified signatures also on bill. read more...
Sale Price $272.00
FATS DOMINO Fats signs an American $1 bill, wishing, "Luck" Currency signed: "Luck/Fats Domino". 6¼x2½. United States Federal Reserve Note, Series 1981. Hailing from jazz country, Antoine "Fats" Domino (born in 1928) began recording New Orleans style piano with the song "The Fat Man" in 1949. read more...
Sale Price $221.00
AL JOLSON 1943 Moroccan 10-franc note signed by Jolson Currency signed "Al Jolson". 5½x3½. Moroccan 10-franc note issued by the Banque d'État do Maroc. Note number #W41 336, dated Jan. 5. 1943. Signed on front. Former synagogue read more...
Sale Price $722.50
FRANK SINATRA and PHIL SILVERS Both have signed the front of a Canadian one-dollar bill printed in 1937, and bearing the image of King George VI Currency signed: "Frank Sinatra", "Phil Silvers". read more...
Sale Price $2,550.00