Current Auction Is Open For Bidding
 
Home |Sitemap|Contact Us| Past Auctions  
 How to Bid   Register to Bid   Auctions   Consign   About Us   Featured Lots   Reviews 
Bidder Login
Bidder #
Password

New Bidder Registration
Forgot your password?

The Current Auction
Ends May 23rd
Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction Preview
Begins May 24
Search
Advanced Search
By Item Number
Gallery Search
Past Auction Search
Bidding
How Do I Bid?
What is BidTracker™?
New Bidder Registration
The 30-Minute Rule
Terms and Conditions
New to RR Auction?
About Us
Testimonials
Register to Bid
Jobs at RR Auction
Press Releases
Consign to RR Auction
How to Consign
2019 Auction Calendar
Jan 9
Jan 17
Feb 6
Feb 21
Mar 6
Mar 14
Apr 10
Apr 18
May 8
May 16
May 23
Jun 12
Jun 20
Jul 10
Jul 18
Jul 25
Aug 7
Aug 15
Sep 11
Sep 19
Sep 26
Oct 9
Oct 17
Nov 6
Nov 14
Dec 4
Dec 12
  More Dates & Deadlines

Item 5115 - Ray Charles Signature Catalog 524 (Mar 2018)

Back To Previous Page
(we are no longer accepting bids on this item)
Minimum Bid: $300.00
Sold Price: $6,125.00 (includes buyer's premium)

Description


Vintage ballpoint signature, "Ray Charles," signed vertically on the front of an off-white 8 x 11 menu for New York's Back Street Restaurant; another hand has added "Mr. &Mrs." above the signature. Reverse of the menu is signed by several others, including jazz singer Peggy Lee, who writes, "Happy Birthday, with deep love always, Doctor Darlin," and by composer and musician Quincy Jones, who adds, "To my wonderful district attorney—may all your days be as beautiful as you are." In fine condition, with some light stains and general handling wear. Accompanied by a 6.5 x 10 program for a "Gala Premiere Dinner of Peggy Lee" at New York's Basin Street East nightclub on October 30, 1961, which lists Jones as the musical director; and an 11 x 9.5 Basin Street East photo holder, which houses a glossy photo of Jones posing with four people at Lee's dinner event, one of whom is the recipient of the menu, Dr. Robert Walter. After playing the Jazz a Juan Festival in Antibes earlier that summer, Charles and his troupe returned to Europe and France in mid-October 1961 to much anticipation. Shows in Zurich and Lyon were followed by a series of seven shows at the Palais des Sports in Paris between October 20 and 24, with the wildly popular concerts attracting record-breaking totals of nearly 35,000 people. Given that Charles's aides nearly always signed on his behalf, or at best guided his hand, authentic signatures from Charles, such as this one, are virtually nonexistent.

Terms and abbreviations used in our descriptions.


You must be a registered user and logged in to view Past Auction Item Images

If you do not currently have an account, click here to go to our secure registration page.

Important Information


Tips For Consignors

Auctions

For a complete list of auction beginning and ending dates, check our dates and deadlines page.