The actor’s collection includes rare vinyl, personal notes and unreleased records from the likes of The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Fleetwood Mac, Leonard Cohen and Miles Davis.
When you’re as famous as Dennis Hopper and kept the company he did, record collections kind of just happen to you. The director and actor was a countercultural hero who began his career alongside James Dean in Rebel Without A Cause and later directed one of the seminal ’60s films, Easy Rider, and played a classic role in Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now. Over that time he collected a handful of pretty special records it seems, because the 100-strong stack of wax is now being sold for $150,000. You’d like to think there was a personal letter from the Queen for that price.