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Over the years we have accumulated many one-off rare and not so rare books and magazines, as well as a few posters and other paper items.  We are currently listing these and they will be offered at set sale prices or for auction.   Future items will include paper concert tickets, photographs and many other interesting items.  To download our current stock list of these items please click Here 

The file is provided in .pdf format which opens using Acrobat Reader, which you can download FREE at If you have difficulty opening the file, please use the Contact Form in the top menue bar
If you would like a printed copy of this listing, please send us £2.00 sterling or equivalent in your currency to cover costs.  The listing currently runs to several pages of A4. Please note that we only have one copy of most of the items on the list, therefore it is in your interest to reserve anything you are interested in by email, and not to delay sending payment once we have advised you that the items you require are in stock.  You will find a price and number code (ie B207) for each item at the end of each line in the list, and it is essential that you quote this price and code when ordering - for magazines and multiple items please add the description. Some of the descriptions may neccessarily be brief, please ask if you require further information.


Finally available...
The hardback, limited edition (250) of the last edition of Remembering Buddy, the definitive Buddy Holly biography (as published in paperback 1996 by Omnibus Press)  Each copy is numbered and autographed by the authors and The Crickets and is bound in Rose Taupe cloth (the colour of Buddy's Cadillac).  The package also contains a limited edition 8x10 photo hand printed and signed by the photographer Bill Francis, and an interview CD (RECD 503), all housed in a black slipcase. 
When the book was first announced, fans were asked to nominate three people to receive the first copies and these have now been sent to
1 - JI Allison
2 - Joe B Mauldin
3 - Jim Carr

All those who reserved copies have now been given the opportunity to purchase their numbered copy,  the remaining numbered copies (100-249) will be sold on a first come, first served basis at 50 each, post free in the UK.  For further details please contact us Rollercoaster Records Sales


Buddy Holly Hardback Book

Remembering Buddy

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Please Click HERE To see our Listing of over 200 Photos available from stock.
You may also browse our sample gallery below for individual hand made prints!!!


Samples From Bill Francis's Portfolio
Super Quality Hand Made Prints from The Original Negatives!

Photographer Bill Francis took thousands of photographs throughout the 50s, 60s and 70s, mostly in London.  He attended press receptions and photo shoots for visiting pop, rock'n'roll and country artists and film stars, along with UK artists and groups.  Many of his pictures were never used and few have been seen since.  Although Bill has more or less retired, he has agreed to produce a few handmade prints for us to order from his original negatives.  You can now obtain one of these 16"x12" (30.5x14.6mm) prints on top quality real photographic paper (not computer prints).  A few examples are illustrated below and a complete list will be available soon. 

  Note that these illustrations do not do the quality of the prints justice, due to the low resolution of these scans.  The actual prints will be hand finished and bordered.  To order send payment of 35.00 per monochrome print and
75.00 colour (which includes postage in a strong postal tube) to Rollercoaster Records, specifying which print you would like and whether you would like it autographed by Bill (see the Rolling Stones picture below). Please allow up to 28 days for printing and delivery. 

If you would like a complete list of available artists please use our Contact Form


requesting 'Bill's Prints List'




Flair Photography Bill Francis Photographer
Marion Ryan with Bill Francis
Bill Francis - Photographer

We are sorry to announce the death of Bill Francis, founder of Flair Photography on 7th February 2010 after a short illness.

Bill was a professional in every sense; he never compromised with his work whether it was the taking of pictures or the developing and printing that followed.

He became fascinated by photography as a child and with a school-friend, Ron Cohen and a camera acquired from a friend of Ron's aunt, began taking pictures of other children near his home in Walthamstow, London.  Encouraged by his parents, Bill soon had his own darkroom at home and when he left college in 1956 Ron suggested they set up in business together, forming Flair Photography in London's Wardour Street.

A photo session at the Festival Hall on the occasion of the Film Industry Sports Association Beauty Contest led to Bill taking pictures of the winner, Eve Porten-Seigne and he later offered her a job at the Flair studios as secretary to the company.  A decade later they fell in love and Eve became his lifetime partner.

Flair amassed a huge collection of pictures over the next forty years including visiting film and pop stars from other countries and nearly every film and music personality in the UK.  Bill was always in demand because as one client said, he made one feel at ease and it was easy to smile for him - he also had that knack of 'catching the moment'.

Many of the people photographed by Bill, in the entertainment, commercial and advertising world, became personal friends.  His pictures are his legacy and he was proud of his work, but more importantly he valued the friendships that work brought him.  As he once said, “I've had a marvellous life in my profession because it was never stale, always exciting, and brought me so many lifetime friends”.  His most recent friendship, begun during his final illness, was with his consultant who, on hearing the news of his death, said what we all felt, “I loved him dearly”.




We have a selection of Posters from 50s & 60s



Click HERE to Open Current .PDF list of Posters


For further details please contact us HERE





Record Sleeves


Purchase while stocks last

45rpm plain white paper sleeves (no centre hole) - pack of 100
These sleeves are good for filing records where details can be written on the sleeve - or creating picture sleeves. They can be fed through most printers and photocopiers. Matt finish good quality white paper Click HERE to purchase

78rpm record printed brown paper 10 inch sleeve (pack of 25)
A reproduction of a printed sleeve used for Presto 78rpm acetates and test pressings in the 50s. Period instructions on how to play and care for the record! Reverse side is plain brown. Note that illustration does not show the complete sleeve
Click HERE to purchase

78rpm record plain brown paper 10 inch sleeve (pack of 25)
A pack of plain brown paper 10" record sleeves for 78rpm records. Look just like the old ones with the corect size centre hole - just shows the label. Click HERE to purchase

For further details please contact us HERE






Sheet Music


We have a selection of Sheet Music from 50s & 60s

Click HERE to Open Current .PDF list of Sheet Music


For further details please contact us HERE










We have a selection of Magazines from 50s & 60s

Click HERE to Open Current .PDF list of Magazines


For further details please contact us HERE








We have a selection of Sheet Music from 50s & 60s

Click HERE to Open Current .PDF list of Memorabilia


For further details please contact us HERE





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