ALS signed “Jeff,” two pages of thin paper, 8.25 x 10.75, postmarked April 1968. Beck writes from Copenhagen to his Los Angeles friend, Darryl Stolper, in full: “Well finally got a minute to write. I’m touring Switzerland, Denmark, and Sweden, as my record is No. 3 in the charts here. Please forgive extremely bad manners on not keeping in touch with you. We start a 3 month tour of USA on May 30! Plus 6 days at the Fillmore Autitorium [sic] (wild). So my heart is beating really fast now! The band is quite good now—but I really want to improve 10 times before we leave—hope everything is OK over there. The chicks here are unbelievable! Guess what I’m in love!! Yes sir. A girl calld Ceilia Hammond, whos [sic] one of the top models in London. She’s on March and April ‘Vogue’ covers so, keep an eye out! Still it’ll be all over when I come to America!” In fine condition, with intersecting folds, scattered light surface creasing, some of which mildly affect the signature. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, addressed in Beck’s hand, and a letter from Darryl Stolper, recounting the first time he met Beck. Hammond would go on to become Beck’s longtime girlfriend, and just months later, in August of 1968, The Jeff Beck Group would release their first album, Truth. A marvelous letter with great association, as Beck was on his way to becoming the rock icon he is today. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.
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