I Really Want This! Big Star Neon Sign

Anyone who collects anything has that one object that is simply unattainable. Usually it is either a cash problem… or it just isn’t available to buy. In my case, it falls into both categories. You see, I have this dream of having a bar that has a single neon sign just off to the side.

This sign

 big star sign

It isn’t just a sign. It is major history in the world of one of my favourite rock bands. It is a story hanging on my wall. It is the ultimate geeky altar to music people who are ‘in the know.’ A way to instantly tell people we worship awesome music in this home.

The sign first shows up on the cover of Big Star’s #1 Record. In fact, it is pretty much the cover.

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Then it shows up again on a tree for the cover of Big Star Live,

bs live

and once more on the movie poster for the Big Star biography Nothing Can Hurt Me.

big-star-nothing-can-hurt-me-poster

It is gorgeous and glorious and the ultimate fan possession.

The cool thing was that a couple years back, some official replicas were made around the same time Omnivore was putting out a special edition of Third/Sisters Lovers for Record Store Day. It was out of my price range.

 

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But I still want it… it is one of the coolest memorabilia items in existence… but alas, I haven’t won the lottery yet. Guess a poster might have to do.

http://ardentmusic.11spot.com/merchandise/poster/big-star-neon-star-poster.html

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3 thoughts on “I Really Want This! Big Star Neon Sign

    • As a fan and a person on the outside, that is soooooo incredible. I’ve always seen the neon sign as something that belongs in the rock n roll hall of fame. A ‘holy grail’ of rock history. To have been given one by John Fry… again, the fan in me is freaking out over such an honor. Of course, that’s me as a fan without knowledge or context. Having a celebrity within my family circle (so to speak) I’m often confused as to why ‘people’ make such a big deal. I’m sorry for the loss of your husband, and I hope that whatever becomes of this treasure, whether you pass it on or sell it,that the sign finds a home with someone that can appreciate the fact that it is priceless to a good many people. I find myself wishing I could win the lottery and make an offer on the spot… wow… Sherry, I really hope you are doing well, and that you are able to find a buyer that will display that sign with pride. Thanks for writing.

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