You just never know what you may find in an online auction site in today’s world; sites like eBay have completely changed the game. If you want an item badly enough (and are willing to pay for it), the sky’s pretty much to the limit. Think about it for a minute – you can get vintage vehicles, rare collectibles, clothes, autographed items, musical instruments – and you never have to leave the house. All you have to do is bid the right amount of money before the auction ends; and, to top it all off, you don’t even have to listen to the annoying voice of the auctioneer that you can’t even understand in the first place. If you’re a classic Rock n’ Roll fan, I’ve stumbled across an auction you might be interested in. Up for bids is a used Reslo microphone (actually, 3 of them will ultimately be going up) and stand through Heritage Auctions that was used for several years at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, England, during the early years of the 1960’s. If the Cavern Club doesn’t ring a bell right away, don’t worry. Ever heard of a little group called the Beatles? They played more shows there than anywhere else during their formative years as a band, and the Reslo microphone was their mic of choice.
While it can’t exactly be proven that the Beatles used this specific microphone, there are plenty of pictures of them at the Cavern Club using the same type of microphones, which is why the bidding is starting at the relatively low price of $4,750. The microphones were ultimately bought by another Cavern musician during the 60’s when they were being replaced and have been in his possession until now. So, statistically speaking, it is highly probable that John, Paul, George, and maybe even Ringo, sang into this microphone at least once while it was in service.
Microphones have certainly changed over the course of time, but good music is still good music.
What do you think? Would you be interested? Let us know in the comments section below!