Interviews from 1964-2008
Now Available as NFTs
The Beatles and 100 other Classic Rock Icons

Illustrations by Chloe Zola

Voices Of Classic Rock

Auctioning Off Rare Interviews From Classic Rock Icons

Historic Audio Interviews of John, Paul, George and Ringo To Be Auctioned Week of November 29th.  Highest Bidders Will Receive Digital NFT Files of Rare Beatles Interviews Not Heard in Decades:

Historic audio interviews of The Beatles - John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr - will be auctioned to the highest bidders as digital NFT files during the week beginning Monday, December 6, 2021. These interviews have not been heard in decades. The auction represents the first time ever that NFTs of rock music icon interviews are being offered to the general public. The announcements were made today by Jonathan Firstenberg, Managing Director of the Voices of Classic Rock (VOCR) Archive.

Interviews Auctioned by VOCR

To hear a portion of the John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr interviews currently being auctioned by VOCR, click the soundbite below.

Voices Of Classic Rock

John Lennon

Snippet from Tribute Interview 2002: John talks about writing “A Day In The Life”. (Full Length @ 4:21)

Voices Of Classic Rock

PAUL McCARTNEY

Snippet 2005: Paul talks about his creative approach to writing his album “Chaos and Creation in the Backyard”, Segment #1 of 30.

(Full Length @ :48)

Voices Of Classic Rock

GEORGE HARRISON

Snippet circa 1969: George talks about recording “Come Together” for the Abbey Road album.

(Full Length @ 29.02 / 1 of 2 Conversations about Abbey Road)

Voices Of Classic Rock

RINGO STARR

Snippet 1964: Ringo talks about losing his Gold Medallion upon The Beatles first visit to America.

(Full Length @ 2:39)

From The Beatles to the Stones and the Who to Led Zeppelin; from Springsteen and Clapton to Hendrix and Alice Cooper; from the Doors and Elton John to Janis Joplin and Grand Funk Railroad; from Emerson/Lake/Palmer and Foreigner to Queen, Pink Floyd, Tom Petty, and Rush; and from the Eagles and Phil Collins to U2 and Creedence, the VOCR Archive contains intimate and revealing interviews with hundreds of superstar musical heroes of every wave of contemporary rock music.

The archive features interviews dating from the early era of the British Invasion and ranging from hard rock, acid rock, and heavy metal to the California sound and progressive rock to Southern rock and new wave. The Voices of Classic Rock Archive chronicles over four-decades of audio interviews with the men and women who literally defined the “Classic Rock” era for hundreds of millions of people located in every corner of the world.

The VOCR Archive

Is home to 650 historic interviews and radio shows featuring virtually every major rock music icon during the period of 1964 to 2008. VOCR executives’ target audience for bidding on The Beatles’ interviews includes virtually anyone of any age, with a special emphasis on the aging “Baby Boomers” who actually grew up with Beatles’ music in their ears every day. VOCR executives are also targeting the various “Gen X,” “Gen Y,” “Millennials,” and “Gen Z,” classes believing many may have inherited from their parents a love for the music of The Beatles - and other classic rock artists - whose music was literally the soundtrack of their childhoods.

Voices Of Classic Rock

Info About the VOCR/Beatles NFTs:

  • 1 NFTs will include unique artwork and a WAV file of the interview.
  • 2 Bidders can use cryptocurrency.
  • 3 NFTs will be minted on the Ethereum blockchain.

Steps by Which To Enter the VOCR/Beatles NFT Auction:

  • 1 Navigate to: nft.vocr.org
  • 2 Create an account or log in.
  • 3 Afterwards, the interested bidder can click on the NFT he/she wishes to buy.
  • 4 On that page, the interested bidder will be able to place his/her bid.
  • 5 In order to bid, a person will need to have Ethereum (ETH). There are 2 ways to place a bid using ETH.
  • 6 If ETH is already in a MetaMask wallet, a bid can be made directly from the wallet.
  • 7 A person can deposit ETH from an external source, such as an exchange, to his/her account.

About Our Beatles Auction

Mr. Firstenberg said, “The extensive variety of Beatles interviews that we have in our collection are, perhaps, our most comprehensive and valuable assets – that is why we wanted to launch with John, Paul, George and Ringo – the ultimate Classic Rock Stars! The owners of VOCR acquired this remarkable archive from its creator, Kathleen Wittbold, because they understood that there would always be future growth in the value of audio content for all things related to classic rock music. All of the interviews contained with VOCR are unique, and, like any other important and unique object or artwork, they will continue to grow in rarity and value over time.”

Voices Of Classic Rock

Firstenberg continues, “While we considered many ways by which to introduce this archive to the public, we chose to start with NFTs because the current market demand for unique NFT properties comprised of original content seems to be growing at a rapidly accelerating pace. Also, NFT auctions are a remarkably simple and efficient way by which to market audio interviews. We believe there will be great demand for single interview auctions and that single NFTs represent a strong case for the notion that the sum of the parts of our overall archive will be much, much greater than the whole. We are confident that NFTs as a new medium are here to stay, and we are very interested to see how this new medium will evolve. In particular, we are going to be studying how the market determines what rights to a property need to be embedded within an NFT itself for it to have real intrinsic value.”

“The VOCR owners and I would also like to thank Ben Kopec and his company OnChain Music for helping us with integrating the technology by which we are offering this auction to the general public. Ben has quite literally been ‘the glue’ that has melded this entire, and truly massive, project together,” Firstenberg concludes.

The VOCR Archive interviews are solely owned and indemnified by VOCR LLC.

Want To Get on the List?

Sign up to receive updates about NFT auctions and VOCR Archive news.

Please enter your name.
Please enter a valid email address.
Something went wrong. Please check your entries and try again.