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The Beach Boys Auction Preview in Las Vegas
Published on Wed, May 8, 2013 (10:10 a.m.)￼￼FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Leslie A. Crichton 760-644-6424 and/or email: [email protected]
$10 MILLION BEACH BOYS ARCHIVE TO BE AUCTIONED
PREVIEW OF HISTORICAL MEMORABILIA COLLECTION TO BE HELD IN LAS VEGAS FOR ONE DAY ONLY – THURSDAY, MAY 9th 2013
11AM -2PM at Mandarin Oriental (Lobby), Las Vegas
3750 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, Nevada 89158
A STAGGERING ARCHIVE OF THE BEACH BOY’S EARLY COMPOSITIONS, INCLUDING CONTRACTS, PUBLISHING AGREEMENTS, HAND WRITTEN SONGS, HAND WRITTEN MUSICAL MANUSCRIPTS, VINTAGE PHOTOS, RECORDS & MORE COVERING OVER 130 MAJOR HITS GOES UNDER THE HAMMER THIS MONTH.
THE ARCHIVE OF MUSEUM QUALITY MANUSCRIPTS RESCUED FROM A FORGOTTEN STORAGE FACILITY AND ASSEMBLED AS ONE LARGE HISTORIC COLLECTION, THE LARGEST MEMORABILIA COLLECTION TO EVER HIT THE STREET, IS BEING AUCTIONED AS A SINGLE COLLECTION BY CLOSED BIDDING BY THE CELEBRITY AUCTION HOUSE, THE FAME BUREAU IN LONDON.
AUCTION BIDS ACCEPTED - APRIL 15 TO MAY 15, 2013 THROUGH THE FAME BUREAU, LONDON
Beach Boys Archive Manager Alan Boyd comments,
“The Beach Boys’ music has touched millions of people around the world, and the astounding success of their 50th Anniversary has proven without a doubt that this body of work has an undeniably universal and timeless appeal.
This historic collection, containing many of the Beach Boys' own publishing documents along with assorted handwritten musical pieces, vintage legal papers, and various promotional and personal items from their early years, presents a priceless look into the inner workings of this legendary group.
When these documents were first created back in the 1960s and 70s, there was no thought that these items would someday tell an important part of the story of one of the most impressive - not to mention lucrative - catalogs in the history of popular music. But with hindsight, historical artifacts like Brian Wilson and Mike Love's signatures on the original songwriter agreements for their 1968 classic "Do It Again," for example... or the original publisher's lead sheet for "Help Me, Rhonda".... or even the Beach Boys' own copy of the Library of Congress copyright certificate for "Good Vibrations" ... these take on a significance that the people who generated them could scarcely have dreamed of back in the early 1960s.
These papers display a seldom-seen but very important aspect of the music business and the Beach Boys' own career, as these songs have since become a vital part of the Great American Songbook.”
NOTES TO MEDIA:
• A full color Ltd Edition hard copy of the catalogue is available to the press.
• Jimi Mastronardi /Leslie Crichton Directors of The Fame Bureau are available for interview.
If interested in interview, preview, or catalogue contact Leslie A. Crichton at 760-644-6424
or at [email protected]
• Photos are available on request. Contact [email protected] [email protected]
FAME BUREAU, LONDON
Ted Owen, the Fame Bureau's Managing Director is recognized as one of the World's leading experts in Music Memorabilia and has been at the top of his field for 30 years. In 1988 Ted Owen took over as Head of Department for Phillips, Entertainment section. After years of successful sales he was headhunted by Bonhams to expand and head up their entertainment department. He has auctioned off some of the worlds greatest collections. He organized the first ever all-Elvis sale in Vegas and Berlin, first via-satellite Beatle auction broadcast from Tokyo to London incorporating first time “Live” internet bidding, the auction of John Lennon’s Imagine piano and broke all records with the sale of the Beatles lyrics 'All You Need is Love' for a price that is still unsurpassed to this day. The Fame Bureau (http://www.famebureau.com) is located at Suite 71, 2 Brompton Road, London, SW7
CEO Fame Bureau, Ted Owen Mobile 07900 825 898, Land 0207 249 3035
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