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John Brennan Collection: 5 quick questions

This is third in a series of blogs highlighting the life of autograph collector John Brennan. The Brennan Collection will be offered by RR Auction from May 10-17.


Five quick questions with John Brennan


  • Favorite band of all-time, as a fan?


Guns N’ Roses.


  • Favorite band to follow on the road?


All of them! Guns N’ Roses, Van Halen, Paul McCartney – following any of them, you knew something exciting was going to happen. It was always so crazy and so cool.


  • Favorite person to get photos/autographs from?


Slash – It was chaos, total madness (with Guns N’ Roses); they were all partying up a storm. I had that fever – the adrenaline rush of never knowing what was going to happen. My favorite photo with Slash would have to be the one in Chicago in 1989 at like 6 in the morning in the back of a van. Total stoned look on his face; I can always imagine it.


  • Favorite photo of yourself with a celeb?


Man, that’s hard. Do I say a certain person because it’s rare? The one with Ronald Reagan? The one where Bob Dylan has his arm around me? Prince, Madonna, Michael Jackson?


  • Favorite place to hang out to meet celebs?


Easy. Parker Meridien, New York City, 1984. The best place to be to meet celebrities in 1984.


See the results of the John Brennan Collection auction here.