Lot #623
The Who: Keith Moon and Marc Bolan

Moon and Bolan, a rare pairing of rock and roll tragedies
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Estimate: $2500+


Moon and Bolan, a rare pairing of rock and roll tragedies

Program for the Paul McCartney and Wings UK Tour of 1973, eight pages, 8.25 x 11.75, signed on the back cover in blue ballpoint by Keith Moon and Marc Bolan. In very good to fine condition, with light creasing and handling wear.

Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks, and by a letter of provenance from the original recipient, who states: “I was at the Wings concert at the Hammersmith Odeon on Sunday 27th May 1973. I personally obtained the autographs of Marc Bolan and Keith Moon on the back of this Wings programme. I remember Marc Bolan arrived first at the bar and what attracted my attention was that he was wearing a cape and had a walking stick. People were starting to ask for his autograph, so I asked him to sign the programme. A little while later Keith Moon appeared in the bar area looking very smart in a three-piece suit, shirt and tie. A few people were crowding around him to get his autograph, so I joined them and luckily, he also signed the programme.” Includes an original ticket stub from the concert, issued as Block 6 and Seat L12. An exceptionally rare and desirable pairing of rock signatures—Bolan died at the age of 29 in a car accident, and almost exactly one year later, on September 7, 1978, Moon succumbed to a drug overdose at the age of 32.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Art and Literature
  • Dates: #610 - Ended June 16, 2021

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