When people speak about collecting rock and roll memorabilia, they often mention Marc and Debra Zakarin, owners of the most successful music memorabilia collectors business in America. As a musician and a fan, Marc began his business over 30 years ago operating a small retail store, mail order business, and producing special events, as well as, consulting buyers and sellers on investment quality collectables. They have certainly handled the rarest of the rare.
Some of ther earliest accomplishments were producing the historic “Rockages” music conventions and memorabilia shows in New York City & Philadelphia. These events included hundreds of record and memorabilia dealers, showings of rare films and videos, live music performances and celebrity guest appearances. They also co-produced events with promoters Richard Nader and Stella Shows.
The husband and wife team opened the very first music memorabilia store in the world, 'Its Only Rock n Roll', a retail gift shop in New York's Greenwich Village, which became a tourist attraction visited by literally hundreds of thousands of rock n rollers, pop star and collectors alike. The legendary concert and underground poster artist, Rick Griffin created their Bran Name Logo.
As respected purveyors of collectable objects of the 20th century, Marc and Deb produced their TV toyland auctions of popular culture toys and memorabilia and continue to exhibit at antique and collectable shows, display in antique malls, and exclusively operate the vintage memorabilia cases at the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame and museum in Cleveland from 1998 until 2007. Authenticating and personal integrity are they keystones of their business.
The duo filled the 21st century collector's needs with ItsOnlyRocknRoll.com and ItsOnlyRocknRoll.com Auctions, which evolved to dominate this niche market as a source for rare and investment quality items. Their online store includes an incredible archive of concert posters, tour books, costumes, awards, memorabilia and musical instruments. The Catalog and Online Auction has brought World Records in Concert Posters, Awards, Beatles licensed toys artifacts, Autographs and memorabilia.
Marc is also involved in authenticating, appraising and grading music and entertainment memorabilia to help advance the hobby by aligning professionals and experts to assist in documenting and authenticating music memorabilia in a world filled with deception. Marc has worked with the FBI, Good Morning America and various media outlets to expose forgery’s and fakes. Having sold millions of dollars worth of rock and roll memorabilia Marc is a versatile expert for the industry.
Marc is also a voice over actor, stand-up comic, auctioneer, and professional speaker, having appeared on CNN, FOX, WNBC, WABC and other television and radio programs over the past 20 years about his vast knowledge in all areas of popular culture.