Backstage Auctions to Offer 5,000 7-inch Vintage Promotional Records

Backstage Auctions, Inc., the online boutique auction house specializing in authentic classic rock memorabilia, is hopping on the vinyl bandwagon. With both baby boomers and teens attracted by the sound of vinyl records and record stores promoting monthly Vinyl Saturdays (June 20 is the next one), Backstage Auctions is putting up one of the largest collections of 7-inch promotional vinyl singles in their The Rockin’ Hot Summer Auction, June 21-28 at

bob-dylanFeaturing items from the personal collection of radio/TV industry veteran Denny Somach spanning his 40-year career, The Rockin’ Hot Summer Auction features a collection of over 5,000 7-inch vinyl promotional singles up for bidding and Backstage Auctions is expecting a big response from the collecting public. What makes 45 rpm singles so interesting is not only the artwork used on the sleeves but many contain rare B-sides with songs that were never released on an album. “Clearly the allure of vinyl is gaining mainstream popularity again with the resurgence of vinyl records being produced and released, evidenced by Record Store Day’s new monthly Vinyl Saturday events, ” says Jacques van Gool, of Backstage Auctions.

Somach’s collection of vinyl records covers all music genres which defined the 1970s, including classic rock, British rock, progressive rock, hard rock, punk and new wave, disco, R&B and soul, country and western, pop, blues, jazz, folk and reggae. Records on the auction block include singles from The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, David Bowie, KISS, Fleetwood Mac, Journey and many more. “As an auctioneer who works exclusively with music industry professionals, we have seen some amazing vinyl collections come through our doors, but this particular 7- inch collection is one of the most unique and rare collections simply because 90% of the singles are promotional and radio-station-only releases,” says van Gool.

Somach will donate a portion of the auction proceeds to the American Diabetes Association.

Every lot in The Rockin’ Hot Summer Auction can be viewed online June 14-20 at Bidding starts on June 21-28.

Backstage Auctions is a boutique online auction house specializing in authentic classic rock memorabilia. By exclusively representing legendary musicians and entertainment professionals directly, every auction event is unique and reflects the seller’s legacy and chronicles their legendary career. Over the past five years Backstage Auctions has represented musicians, producers and managers in the music industry. Their very first online auction event featured the private collection of legendary producer Eddie Kramer and since then, they have represented musicians such as Ted Nugent, Howard Kaylan (The Turtles), Ross Valory (Journey) and Michael Shrieve (Santana) as well as managers of legendary bands such as The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, KISS, Journey, Joe Walsh and Motley Crue. Backstage Auctions works closely with each of their clients and incorporates their personal stories and memories throughout the online auction event. The end result is a unique, historical and unforgettable journey spanning decades of music history.