Veteran rockers the Rolling Stones could be toasting two anniversaries today (June 1) rather than one...
It was on this day in 1964 that the Stones made their first foray into the United States, leaving behind them a path of loud noise, hedonism... and, of course, major commercial success.
Today, the Stones' perennial career adds-up to more than 200 million sales worldwide, a ranking of #4 in Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, and a few classic tunes to boot.
And, as well as being the anniversary of the first time New York encountered Keith Richards, today is also the 64th birthday of Richards's longtime guitar sparring partner, Ronnie Wood (pictured top right).
As with Richards, it is probably a miracle that Wood is still alive - let alone enjoying a new start in life as a Sony Music Radio Personality Of The Year award-winning host in the UK.
Needless to say, Wood's legacy in rock is more than established... But what is his memorabilia worth to alternative investors with a passion for rock collectibles?
Well, if you take a look at the industry's PFC40 Autograph Index, you'll see that group-signed photographs of the Rolling Stones have grown in value by 498% over the last 10 years.
However, this mostly applies to Stones autographs from the band's "classic era" featuring late member Brian Jones. Because Jones is no longer alive, these pieces are in finite supply and are therefore highly-valued.
Not that a group photograph featuring Wood is an unwise buy. Indeed, these too are sure to grow in value, particularly when the Stones have retired to the Great Gig in the Sky.
But the great thing about Ronnie Wood is that he is more than just a guitarist... In fact, Wood has long been established as a credible artist whose works have been exhibited in top galleries.
Some of these have attracted top prices at auction. Not surprising, really, as they offer double-whammy appeal to investors as both great artworks and genuine pieces of rock 'n' roll history.
Even better, you can invest in Wood's artworks for as little as £2,750.
And, given the historic appreciation of other Rolling Stones collectibles, an entry-level investment in Wood's art could be a very wise buy indeed.
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