Category Archives: Music

The Thrill of an Autograph

There’s a certain thrill in a famous signature. It’s an excitement that can come from the experience of actually meeting the signer, from what the signature means in the memory, or in considering the financial worth of the investment.

Hero Worship

Hero worship has been around since The Garden, and will always be a part of everyone’s psyche. As children we define our heroes, and as adults we codify those definitions maybe not as openly, but certainly unconsciously in our fantasies.

In The Garden it may have God or the other divine creature that was stirring up trouble. Over the years kings and warriors were heroes that generated worship. As literature began shaping culture fictional giant slayers and legendary world travelers were the recipients of beatification. In today’s world there are more honorary gods than there are people to worship at their feet.  They are created by games, by performances, by tall tail tellers and producers, and by personal admiration.

People want any kind of attachment to the heroes they find in their cultures; be they from sports, entertainment, fantasy, or the political worlds. Autographs seem to be a significant way to make that attachment, particularly if one meets the beatified hero and gets at least a moment with them to remember. Autographs are our proof of that glorious moment. Continue reading

When Memorabilia is More than Just a Piece of Collection


Thousands of people throughout the UK have turned to autographed memorabilia collecting to occupy their time. It is exciting to gain the signature of someone that you’ve idolised for quite some time, whether it is a sports figure, a musician, an actor or an actress or even someone who writes books or produces or directs films. Even if it is not an individual that you’ve followed, having the autograph of a famous name that you’ve heard through the years is just as exciting.

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When a Hobby Becomes Your Passion: Getting Started Collecting Music Memorabilia

Amy Winehouse Autograph

Purchasing a music CD by your favorite singer or band may not be enough to feed into your passion for music. In recent years, various pieces of music memorabilia have sold for thousands, if not millions, of dollars to top paying collectors. Such content is more than just music history, with many items inspiring people to create their own music or start their own collection of valuable items with historic meaning. Continue reading

Top Music Memorabilia to Add to Your Collection


There might be a crisis in the music industry at the moment, with customers expecting for free what they used to have to pay for, but business has never been so brisk when it comes to music memorabilia.
Across the globe, the market for autographs and pictures of celebrities has increased dramatically in the past 20 years and the memorabilia business has grown into a profitable one for countless collectors as a result.
From rock to soul and rap to ska, music memorabilia is at the forefront of that boom. And with decades of groups and stars to choose from, there is a wide range of autographed pieces for music fans to collect.
So what are some of the greatest prizes you can get from Up North Memorabilia? Continue reading