My all-time Rock and Pop hero is David Bowie, a man who left so many trends behind before anyone else had caught on to them that he is credited with creating or anticipating – by years – everything from Glam Rock to Punk and the New Romantics.
From March 2013 you will be able to view his unrivalled collection of outrageous stage costumes, album artwork, photographs, handwritten lyrics and more at the V&A in a landmark exhibition that has finally transformed early Seventies anarchy into 2012 Establishment chic.
"David Bowie will explore the creative processes of Bowie as a musical innovator and cultural icon, tracing his shifting style and sustained reinvention across five decades," says the blurb. Imagine how much those costumes, lyrics and original artwork would be worth at auction.
The broad spectrum of values across the world of Rock and Pop memorabilia is simply astounding.You can still acquire classic Sixties and Seventies 7-inch singles for less than £20 for a boxful, but an instrument as iconic as a Hendrix, Clapton or McCartney guitar can set you back hundreds of thousands of pounds.