So in the batch of records I bought at the Half Price Books on the Eastside was a copy of “Linda Ronstadt – Heart Like A Wheel”. I had purchased a copy of this from the West Side store that appeared to be signed. What a find!
The copy from the East Side had the inner sleeve which interestingly enough has a picture of a note Linda wrote with her signature. The West Side version is on top and the East Side version with inner sleeve is underneath.
At the outset you can see that they are not exactly virtually identical. A closeup of the inner sleeve signature:
and then the album cover signature:
So, I know that even if Linda signed differently with a marker at record store appearances… this is likely not legit. On the other hand, is there really a big black market for Linda Ronstadt signatures?
I guess I will never know, but now I have one I can play and one I can frame for the man cave. It will go next to my signed Lisa Rinna picture.
You know, if you squint a little bit…
…maybe a little more.