Monday, November 29, 2010

John Prine

I found this signed John Prine album at a local record store on the same day I found the signed Emmylou Harris LP I wrote about earlier. At the time, I already owned a copy of Common Sense, but decided that the autograph alone was worth the $2 price tag, so I bought another copy.

As you can see by the above picture, John signed the back cover of this 1975 LP with a ballpoint pen, which was still a very common thing to do in the early to mid 1970s before the advent of the Sharpie. He quoted a line from Side A's "Come Back to Us Barbara Lewis Hare Krishna Beauregard," which leads me to believe he was promoting this record at the time that he signed it.


  1. Love, love John Prine - going to see him Saturday in Indy!

  2. That should be a really fun show. It's nice that you get to see him in a theater. I always seem to catch him in outdoor venues where I'm seated far away. He has a great band.

  3. How wonderful! I love John Prine--always have, ever since his very first album. May I use your photos of the album on a blog post I am going to write tomorrow, to be entitled "Common Sense"? My blog is totally non-commercial and I would credit you properly however you want me to.

    1. Absolutely! I hope you already used it, even without getting my response. No need to credit me. All I did was take a picture of the cover!