Aloha -- I'm Brad "Squeak" Blanck's sister and live in Hawaii. Your messages of love and fun stories mean the world to my brother John Blanck and I. Brad had leukemia, heart issues and other things that made the last year really tough. Fortunately, I was able to get him into a really great hospice home in Honolulu where he passed peacefully with an iPad in his hands.
As far as Rolling Stones goes, he loved them til' the end. He had a maintain his storage lockers and upon his passing we found his treasures. John and I are now trying to learn more about him and his travels.
Does anyone know anything about the Uncle Sam Hat? The one we now have has stars on the blue band with a red him. I'll try to attach the picture. I will also attached or paste in more about the collection in case you are interested.
Thank you for you kindness and ROCK ON!!
PRESS RELEASE:MASSIVE ROLLING STONES MEMORABILIA + VINYL COLLECTION ACQUIRED BY ROCKAWAY RECORDSOVER 10,000 PIECES FROM THE ESTATE OF BRAD “SQUEAK” BLANCK INCLUDES POSTERS,
LPs & 45s, 1970’s CONCERT SHIRTS, ‘BEAST OF BURDEN’ 45 WITH SUPER RARE PICTURE SLEEVE, 1977 PROMOTIONAL DISPLAY DESIGNED BY ANDY WARHOL AND MORE
May 15, 2023 – Los Angeles, CA – As the Rolling Stones continue to celebrate their 60th anniversary, renowned Los Angeles landmark Rockaway Records has acquired an extensive collection of Rolling Stones vinyl and memorabilia with over 10,000 items including rare LPs & 45s, vintage t-shirts from 1973-1983, dozens of concert posters from 1969-1978, promotional items and more. Major highlights include a copy of “Beast of Burden,” the 2nd rarest Rolling Stones picture sleeve 45 and a 1977 promotional hanging display designed by Andy Warhol. The collection comes from late longtime fan, collector, and famous skateboarder Brad “Squeak” Blanck, a well-known and beloved figure in the Rolling Stones community. For more information, please visit www.rockaway.com or call 323-664-3232 to set up an appointment.
This collection is already attracting buyers including Black Crowes front man Chris Robinson, who purchased a rare set of 1978 UK promo posters for “Some Girls.”
“We have bought many amazing collections over the past 45 years, but this is definitely the most exciting one in a long time! Some of the highlights are a 1967 ‘Satanic Majesties’ lenticular that is different from the one on the album cover, 1970s t-shirts that look like new,and a 1977 promotional display for “Love You Live” that was designed by Andy Warhol.” –
Wayne Johnson, Rockaway Records.
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