Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 15, 2015
Rockaway Records announces the acquisition of the “Peace To Monterey” Drawing, a one-of-a-kind, Beatles memorabilia, and its availability for sale at the Rockaway Records’ store and online.
When The Beatles declined to perform at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival, they sent their regards in the form of a hand-drawn page of psychedelic artwork rendered by none other than John Lennon and Paul McCartney themselves. The original drawing, which appeared in the festival’s program, was done as a favor for their friend and former publicist Derek Taylor and is now in Rockaway Records' possession.
World-renowned Beatles handwriting expert, Frank Caiazzo, has authenticated this rare Beatles collectible and it is now on sale for $200,000. Serious buyers can view the drawing in person at the Rockaway Records store located in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles. The drawing, along with a detailed description, can also be viewed online at rockaway.com/beatles/hand-drawn-monterey-pop-festival-poster.
Using colored pencils, felt tip markers and ballpoint pen, both Paul and John created this unique piece that was then reproduced and placed in the full-color festival program. In addition to all the colorful, intricate and detailed artwork that John and Paul created together, they also wrote "Peace To Monterey From Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band Loving Yo [sic] It Happened In Monterey A Long Time Ago I Love You." Paul then signed the bottom on behalf of all The Beatles “Sincerely John, Paul, George and Harold", while John wrote on the side “congratulations elvis. say hello to uncle stan. how are you bob.”
“The history behind the piece and the time period in which it was done captured the zeitgeist of 1960s popular culture,” says Wayne Johnson, CEO and co-founder of Rockaway Records, “when "peace and love" was the overwhelmingly positive message of the day. The drawing is a sight to behold in person. The colors really pop!”
About Rockaway Records: Since 1979, Rockaway Records has been buying, selling, and trading collectible vinyl and rare music memorabilia worldwide. Founded by brothers Wayne and Gary Johnson, Rockaway Records is known for its impeccable reputation and for being highly respected by its customers and the music industry. Learn more about Rockaway Records and its vast collection of vinyl and memorabilia by visiting its website at http://www.rockaway.com or its retail location at 2395 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039.
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