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frazzz
2007-05-30 14:18:42 UTC
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ItsOnlyRockNRoll.com Auctions Rolling Stones, Doors & Who Films June 2

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Huntington, NY, May 29, 2007 --(PR.com)-- ItsOnlyRockNRoll.com Auctions
will be selling never before seen silent film footage of the Rolling
Stones, The Doors and The Who in their catalog auction June 2 with
photographers copyright included.

The films are part of a collection of films by a young film maker as he
attended concerts in the golden years of performances by these classic
bands. Part of his collection being offered includes these never-before
seen, and never reproduced, original films on their original reels, which
have been cleaned and burned to a single DVD this year by Brodsky and
Treadway. The copyright ownership will be transferred to the winning
bidder.

Previous ItsOnlyRockNRoll.com auctions included the sale of the infamous
film of Keith Richards being electrocuted on stage in San Francisco. This
one has the giant phallic balloon rising up from the stage.

Rolling Stones Madison Square Garden 8mm Color Film

The primary focus of the two-minute, thirty-nine second super-8mm color
silent film from June 22 or 23, 1975, is Mick Jagger’s interaction with
the giant balloon penis that the filmmaker relates as: “…dancing over to
it, straddling it, then kicking it into submission…” Another close-up
sequence shows Jagger “singing, dancing and interacting with the crowd….”
and this item comes with the photographers copyright.

The Doors & Linda Ronstadt 1968 8mm Color Film

The four-minute, 8mm silent color film was shot ten rows from the stage on
March 15, 1968 with two minutes each devoted to the Stone Poneys and the
Doors. Jim Morrison is the focus of most of the Doors footage. The
filmmaker relates: “…several sequences which really capture Morrison’s
sullen expression, his detached and almost passive sensuality. A little
footage of Linda Ronstant & the Stone Poneys doing “Different Drum,” then
the Doors doing (parts of) ‘Light My Fire’ and ‘Love Me Two Times.’ being
sold with the photographers copyright.

The Who Madison Square Garden 8mm Color Film

The filmmaker responsible for this three-minute, eighteen-second super-8mm
silent color footage from the Who’s June 11, 1974, MSG gig relates: “…
Townshend bemoans a guitar problem … leaps in the air to carry on … begins
doing a hilarious sailor’s hornpipe dance … while Daltrey laughs … later,
Moon stands up tall on his drum set … exhorting the cheering crowd …
Daltrey emoting and Townshend running in place or spinning around ….” This
item is being offered with the photographers copyright.

Some of the other features of the auction include the Muscle Shoals Studio
Baldwin Grand piano used on LPs by Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton and others,
Miles Davis’ trumpet given to Sugar Ray Robinson’s son, Curt Cobain
prescription bottle, Stevie Wonder Grammy Award for “Superstition,”
numerous Jimi Hendrix items including a hand written poem, a Sex Pistols
signed contract, James Brown’s shirt, Wilson Picket’s stage outfit, Stevie
Nick’s cape and stool from the “Rumours” album cover, Bill Wyman’s custom
belt, Mick Jagger’s guitar capo, and Charlie Watt’s drumsticks, an
important Grateful Dead posters and ephemera collection, vintage films
with copyrights of The Who, The Doors and the Rolling Stones, along with
the Circus Magazine Photography Archive with thousands of photographs
featuring dozens of photographers and hundreds of groups photographed and
lots more.

The auction is online now and closes on Saturday June 2, 2007. There are
over 1500 lots in a 200 page color catalog, available by mail for $25.00
postpaid or you can register and view online at www.itsonlyrocknroll.com.
Catalog Back Issues are for sale as well.

Quality consignments are still being accepted for the Las Vegas Beatles
Memorabilia auction at the Mirage Hotel July 3, 2007 in conjunction with
www.thefestforbeatlesfans.

For further Info contact Marc or Debbie Zakarin
***@itsonlyrocknroll.com
Call 631-385-1306 - phone
800-599-9490 - toll free phone
www.ItsOnlyRocknRoll.com

Press Inquiries Contact: Gary Sohmers – ***@aol.com 508-788-5474

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Gary Sohmers
508-788-5474
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www.ItsOnlyRockNRoll.com
631-385-1306

Anyone want to alert Murray Lerner?
-fraz
b***@gmail.com
2012-10-23 09:24:26 UTC
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