Memorabilia is the Ultimate Gift Idea
People are always looking for the Ultimate Gift for a friend or family member. What else would make a better gift than something signed by a Sport or Movie star or their favourite Musician or Band. Imagine seeing the look on their face when they unwrap their gift and are blown away by what they now have just received.
Signed Memorabilia is the ultimate gift. It means something, it’s special, it comes with a certificate of authenticity and most importantly it will increase in value. Most gifts whether for Birthday, Christmas or just because you love and respect the person don’t increase in value as time goes on but Signed Memorabilia does. Take for instance the sad and untimely death of basketballer Kobe Bryant the demand for his memorabilia skyrocketed as well as the prices the day after his death.
Same as when Michael Jackson Passed away his signed memorabilia increased by thirty percent minutes after details of his death were announced. My Father is a huge Beach Boys fan and I recently bought him a framed picture signed by Mike Love and Brian Wilson, he was so happy when he opened it he immediately put it up on his wall in the living room and I get to see it every time I visit and remember the joy it gave him.
I also know the remaining members of The Beach Boys days are sadly numbered and I will definitely telling my father to get the items valued. Your Love One or friend will be so surprised and happy with this amazing gift and will show it off in their home for many years to come.
Alternatively there is also some cheaper and more affordable Memorabilia that can be found on eBay and Amazon. Although most of this type of Memorabilia is more novelty type items that won’t increase in value they still look good and make the perfect gift for any occasion. Things ranging from rare photos, books and even glassware. My favourite though is the picture frame that comes with photos and a plaque containing the history of your favourite band, actor or sport star.
He was born Robert Allen Zimmerman in Duluth, Minnesota in 1941. He was the first child to Abram Zimmerman and Beatrice “Beatty” Stone. They lived in Duluth until Bob was six and then moved to Hibbing after Bob’s father was diagnosed with Polio and couldn’t work.
Dylan would often listen to the blues and country stations on the radio and then in his teenage years fell in love with Rock n Roll. While attending Hibbing high school Bob formed several bands performing rock ballads from artists like Elvis Presley and Little Richard. Bob became fascinated in American folk music and became obsessed with a folk artist named Woody Guthrie imitating Woody and deciding to change his name from Robert Zimmerman to Bob Dylan, getting Dylan from one of his favourite poets Dylan Thomas.
Dylan made a deal with his parents that he could take a year from college and concentrate on his music on the condition that he returns to his studies if it doesn’t work out. In 1961 Bob moved to New York City to perform in the coffee houses around Greenwich Village.
He also visited his idol Woody Guthrie in hospital who was seriously ill with Huntington’s disease. Guthrie was impressed with Dylan’s musical talent and they became good friends. Bob Dylan was also making a name for himself with other musicians around the village performing to the beatnik crowd.
Bob eventually signed to Columbia records and began his first album titled Bob Dylan which was released in March 1962. The album was a flop but was cheap to record so didn’t need to be a huge success to break even in sales. In August 1962 Bob Dylan was now being managed by Albert Grossman and by early 1963 Bob was back in the studio working on his second album, ‘The Freewheelin Bob Dylan’.
This album was labeled as being filled with Protest songs, inspired by Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger. With songs like ‘Blowin in the Wind’ and ‘A Hard rains are gonna fall’, the album was more successful than Bob Dylan. The album soon established Bob Dylan as the voice of a generation. Bob Dylan began touring and singing with Joan Baez, with Baez generously introducing Bob Dylan to her audience. Bob Dylan was becoming more popular in America and England and more and more people were taking notice of Bob Dylan.
‘Bringing it all back home’, Bob Dylan’s first album featuring electric instruments. The first side contains an electric sound while the second side is all acoustic. Songs like Subterranean Homesick Blues, Maggie s Farm and Mr Tambourine man, Bringing it all back home was a huge success for Bob.
Unfortunately his performance at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965 didn’t receive a welcoming reception with Bob being booed constantly throughout his performance and ending with Pete Seeger cutting the power with an Axe. His next album in 1965, Highway 61 Revisited which featured the single ‘Like a Rolling Stone’ saw Dylan’s career zoom to new heights even though his live performances were met with hostility from the crowd.
Bob Dylan also secretly married former model 25 year old Sara Lownds, Sara was also pregnant at the time. They would eventually have three more children together before their divorce in 1974. Bob and Sara moved to Woodstock where Bob began painting with his neighbour to pass the time.
The 1970s would see Bob Dylan transform his career, taking on film and featuring in the movie Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid and providing the hit song Knockin on Heavens Door for the film. He also put a tour together naming it The Rolling Thunder Revue. The tour featured such artist as Joan Baez, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Joni Mitchell and many more.
Sara was also on the tour for a short time, Bob was desperate to get back with his wife but unfortunately there was already too much damage within their relationship. In the late 70s Bob turned to Christianity and began focusing his music on this subject. This didn’t see much praise from his fans but didn’t seem to damage his image as a high class performer.
By the 1980s Bob Dylan’s career was sought of simmering. He was no longer the voice of a generation, but did perform on the song ‘We are the World’ which all proceeds would go to relieve the starving families in Africa. Dylan also went on stage performing with acts like Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and also The Grateful Dead.
Bob Dylan then joined super group The Traveling Wilburys with friends George Harrison, Tom Petty, Roy Orbison and Jeff Lynne with great success, finding hit songs like ‘Handle with care’ and ‘End of the Line’. Bob Dylan is one of the world’s greatest songwriters and performer, he continues even now to tour the world to sellout performances.
Bob Dylan – Subterranean Homesick Blues
Things to look out for when buying Sport, Music and Movie Memorabilia.
- Do your research before purchasing any memorabilia.
- Ensure you are buying from a reputable seller.
- Ensure the item comes with a certificate of authenticity.
- Go with the Big names eg. Michael Jackson, Muhammad Ali, Harrison Ford
- Think of supply and demand, look for someone who is recently deceased or someone who is older.
- Keep and make copies of your receipts and proof of purchase and store them in a safe place.
Rules To Remember Once You Purchase Your Investment
- Do not fall in love with your investment.
- Have a good relationship with the seller as they may come across some items of interest in the future.
- Look after your Investment, store it in a safe place to keep it’s Value.
- Make sure you insure your investment in case of loss or damage.
- Build up a collection to increase value to your investment.
Memorabilia Comes in all Shapes and Sizes
Memorabilia is all about the Nostalgia and theres so much different types of Memorabilia that you can find. When it comes to Bob Dylan Memorabilia theres no shortage of choice. On eBay alone you can find everything from vintage concert posters to Tour Jackets and T shirts and even limited edition professionally taken photos.
On Amazon you can find Custom Framed Gold Plated LPs, Wall Clocks and of course Promo Posters, Concert Memorabilia and much much more. All these items are great and will make the perfect gift. They look good displayed in the home or on the wall and will put a smile on anyones face, but they will very rarely increase in value and they don’t have that personal touch that Signed Memorabilia has.
Unfortunately Signed Memorabilia can be pricey and is more suited as an investment than a gift. In saying that though if you can get a group to chip in, signed memorabilia would make the ultimate gift that someone could cherish for many years to come. Keeping in mind though you need to do your research before hand and buy from a reputable dealer. For this I recommend HollywoodMemorabilia.com.
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Bob Dylan Memorabilia is a great gift for any fan, Signed Memorabilia by Bob Dylan would be even better as the value will go up over time making it a great investment as well. Unfortunately Signed Memorabilia can be quite expensive, I think it’s worth having a look and see if there is anything in your price range(but please remember to follow my rules before purchasing).
Alternatively Amazon and eBay have some great memorabilia on their sites that will still put a smile on any Bob Dylan fans face and will still make a great gift. Thank you for taking the time to read my Article and I hope I helped you with your Gift Idea problems. Also please leave any questions or comments in the comment section.
If signed memorabilia is out of your price range you can also find awesome memorabilia on eBay or Amazon that will also make a perfect gift for any Bob Dylan fan.