For autograph hunters, Elvis is still tops

March 28th, 2008 - 1:37 pm ICT by admin  

London, March 28 (IANS) Elvis Presley’s autograph is still a top scribble, according to Autograph Magazine’s annual list of rock ‘n’ roll signatures. At prices of up to $25,000, his autograph is still a hot item for collectors, over 30 years after his death, contactmusic.com reports.

Beatle Sir Paul MCCartney’s signature comes in at number two on the new Top 10 Rockin’ Buys list, compiled by expert Roger Epperson. Aerosmith combined are third.

However, Steve Cyrkin, Autograph magazine editor, urges fans to be careful when buying the star’s scribbles.

He said: “Watch out, there are forgeries abound, and not just on the Internet. We’ve found galleries with more forged than authentic autographs, particularly in tourist destinations.

“Get a second opinion from a respected music autograph expert, or get yours authenticated by a reputable autograph authentication service.”

The Top 10 Rock ‘n’ Roll buys are:

1. Elvis Presley
2. Sir Paul MCCartney
3. Aerosmith
4. Eric Clapton
5. AC DC
6. Bob Dylan
7. Jimmy Page
8. Sir Elton John
9. Eddie Van Halen
10. B.B. King.

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