Manny Goldrich ran a musical instrument store in Manhattan, which was very popular with musicians from the 1930s to 2009 and many of them gave Manny a signed photo to put on his walls. On Tuesday, September 13th and Wednesday, September 14th, Guernsey’s Auction House on East 73rd Street unveiled those photos and much more in a preview of a Rock & Roll Auction they will stage on September 24th and 25th at 82 Mercer Street in Soho.
On the block will be hundreds of photos from Manny’s, including those personally inscribed and autographed from: Buddy Holly, Janis Joplin, the Ramones, the Rolling Stones and the Who. The Beatles also are featured in the auction via a collection of rarely seen set of photos taken by photographer Astrid Kirchherr, who met the band during their pre-Beatlemania days in Hamburg. Most importantly though, included in the auction will be a self portrait of a moonwalking Michael.