Autographed 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. Lets face it Sir Paul McCartney isn’t getting any younger and as one of the last two remaining Beatles and the amount of success he has had in his career his Memorabilia won’t only make the perfect Gift but will most definitely increase in value.

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. 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 Paul McCartney fan.

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Paul McCartney 

Paul McCartney’s childhood in Liverpool, born James Paul McCartney on the 18th of June 1942, his father Jim McCartney was absent because of the war. His mother Mary was a qualified nurse at the very hospital she gave birth to her son. Paul is the oldest child having a younger brother and young step-sister.

He attended school at Stockton Wood Road Primary School in Speke before being transferred to Stockton Wood Road Primary School in Belle Vale because of overcrowding at Stockton. After passing the 11-plus exam he was able to continue his education at the Liverpool Institute, this was a great achievement as the pass rate for the exam was very low and it allowed him to go to a Grammar school instead of a Secondary school.

While catching the bus to school he became friends with a younger boy, George Harrison. When Paul was 14 years old his Mother passed away from a condition called Embolism after suffering from breast cancer. Paul was obviously shocked and saddened by the passing of his mother and it had a profound impact on his childhood but he quickly carried on and dealt with her death. Paul’s father always had a love of music, playing trumpet and the piano and would encourage Paul to learn the Piano. When Paul turned 14 his Father gave him a trumpet but because Paul was into Rock n Roll he sold it to buy an acoustic guitar so he could sing while he was playing.

 

Paul meets John and joins the Quarrymen

On the 6th of July 1957, Paul was invited by a school friend to see his band The Quarrymen at St. Peter’s Church Fete in Woolton. Paul agreed and while watching the Quarrymen was impressed with the lead singer and guitar player. After the performance Paul was introduced to John Lennon and Paul played Twenty flight rock on John’s guitar. John was so impressed he asked Pete Shotton to see if Paul would like to join The Quarrymen.

Paul introduced George Harrison to John and suggest that George should join the band as lead guitarist. After George auditioned on the top deck of a bus late one night, John agreed and George was now in the band. Soon after some of the Quarrymen members left the band leaving just John, Paul and George. John soon recruited his art college mate Stuart Sutcliffe to join as Bass player and it was Stuart who suggested the boys should change the bands name to The Beatles.

The Beatles

Paul, John, George and new members Stuart Sutcliffe and Pete Best left for Hamburg for a a more permanent gig at the Indra club and than to the Kaiserkeller. Paul now found himself in the heart of Germany’s red light district performing to sailors and strippers. The boys were playing 8 hours a night and this would be The Beatles training ground for the next 3 months. Towards the end of the 3 months the boys found themselves in hot water and were deported and returned back to Liverpool.

They would return to Hamburg over the next 2 years. In November 1961 while playing at the Cavern Club in Liverpool they were brought to the attention of Brian Epstien. Brian was the owner of a local record store and went to the Cavern one afternoon to watch the boys perform.

After seeing potential in the Beatles he became their manager and immediately looked for a record label to sign the Beatles. After being rejected by Decca, they were signed by producer George Martin of EMI records. Martin immediately got the boys in the studio at Abbey Road but was not happy with Pete Best’s drumming, Martin suggested hiring a session drummer for the remaining sessions.

John and Paul were already looking at replacing Pete with Liverpool’s best drummer Ringo Starr, Brian called Ringo and asked if he would like to join the band and Ringo accepted. Pete was out and Ringo was in. Paul and John had begun a songwriting partnership and the band’s success grew. In 1963 the Beatles released their first Studio album titled ‘Please Please Me’, they also began featuring on live TV performances and touring around Great Britain and Europe.

Beatlemania was now in full swing and with a number 1 single in the U.S. with ‘I want to hold your hand’ the boys toured America for the first time. On the 9th of February 1964 The Beatles performed on the Ed Sullivan Show in front of approximately 73 million people. They were now the biggest band in the world. The Beatles over the next 6 years would produce a string of hits and release some of the finest music ever produced by any band. By 1969 there was conflict within the band and they performed their last live performance on the roof of 3 Savile Row and the band officially broke up.

Wings and Solo Career

In 1970 and after the breakup of the Beatles, Paul went back into the studio to produce his first solo album titled ‘McCartney’. The album featured Paul playing on every instrument and went to number one in the U.S. Paul than suggested to Linda that they should start a new band together and began looking for musicians to perform with, they recruited session drummer Denny Siewell and former Moody Blues guitarist Denny Laine.

Paul McCartney and Wings soon saw success with a number of massive hits throughout the 70s including songs like Band on the run, Jet, Mull of Kintyre and many more. 1980 saw Paul return to the studio to produce McCartney II, again playing all the instruments himself. Paul was devastated and shocked to hear of the murder of his friend and song writing partner, John Lennon. It was a dark time for Paul. Throughout the 1980s Paul would collaborate with artists such as Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson. The book also delves into Paul’s life as husband and father.

The 1990s saw Paul team up with former Beatle members George and Ringo and with the help from George Martin they worked on The Beatles Anthology. The Beatles Anthology is a TV documentary outlining the success of the Beatles career. In 1998 his wife Linda passed away after battling cancer, after 29 years of marriage Paul was heart broken. He would than suffer another blow in November 2001 when his long time friend and band mate George Harrison died of a brain tumor. Throughout Paul’s life he has hit the highs and suffered the low’s and this book explains it in great detail. Paul still performs to sellout stadiums all over the world, entertaining his fans with some of the greatest music ever produced by any rock artist.

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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.

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In addition to a broad selection of autographed celebrity memorabilia, each and every item available on our site comes with a certificate of authenticity and is backed by our authenticity guarantee. Shop the entire online shop for collectibles that features a wide assortment of autographed from movie, television, music, theater, literature, history, and more!

For music lovers, there is wide range of rare autographed memorabilia from some biggest names in the industry, from artists that are touring all around the world and releasing amazing, chart-topping records to historic music icons that will never be forgotten…

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 Pearl Jam 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.

My ConclusionMarc Constantine Affiliate Blogger

Pearl Jam Memorabilia is a great gift for any fan, Signed Memorabilia by Pearl Jam 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 Pearl Jam 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 Paul McCartney fan.

 

 

 

 

4 thoughts on “Paul McCartney”

  1. Wow now this is an amazing article. Of course when it comes to the Beatles their fame extends far beyond the 60s generation. I was not even born at that time but as with many others I grew up listening to their songs almost daily. There are only a few music groups that really stand out in history and the Beatles in my opinion beats them all. Thank you very much for giving us Paul McCartney’s side of things. There are so many things I don’t know about their history that it’s so pleasant to read all this. Thanks again!

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    • Hi Stratos

      The Beatles have influenced so many bands over the years and we have a lot to be thankful for. I don’t think we will ever see a song writing duo like McCartney and Lennon ever again. Thanks for the comment.

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  2. I have heard of the Beatles before now. I even bought a Piano course to learn the piano and in the course, they taught a lot of melodies composed by the Beatles. Well, before now, I didn’t do much research and was never aware that Paul McCartney is a member of the Beatles. Paul’s story is bitter – sweet experience!

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    • Hi Barry thanks for the comment. It’s cool your learning Beatles songs on the piano. I learnt a few Beatles songs on the guitar.

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