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The Who: Keith Moon

Moon jams with Zeppelin and others at Roy Harper's 1974 Valentine's Day showcase

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Moon jams with Zeppelin and others at Roy Harper's 1974 Valentine's Day showcase

Scarce manuscript DS, one page, 8.25 x 11.75, February 14, 1974. Rights agreement between concert promoter Ian Tilbury and Keith Moon, which reads: "Rec'd from Ian Tilbury the sum of Five Hundred Pounds for the services of Mr. Keith Moon in respect of recording performance at the rainbow Theatre on the above date and for the right to use Mr. Moon's name on any product marketed as a result of this recording. This includes trade press announcements, pre record publicity, record cover credits and all advertising appertaining to the above." Signed at the conclusion in blue ink by both Moon and Tilbury, with both adding their initials to an amendment to center of contract. In fine condition.

A host of English rock royalty joined Roy Harper on stage for his 1974 Valentine's Day concert at London's Rainbow Theatre. Notables included Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, and John Bonham of Led Zeppelin, Ronnie Lane of Faces, and Keith Moon of The Who. The live jam was captured on Roy Harper's album, Flashes From the Archives of Oblivion, which featured Page playing guitar for half of the live tracks. An amusing section of a press review from the show: 'A curtain rose; a massive platform was wheeled forward with a monster white drum kit and several stacks of amps twinkling and ready. Harper's son Nicky, a groover of six, took possession of a mike and started swapping 'knock-knock' jokes with Keith Moon, who soon realized the futility of trying to better a funky six-year-old and sought consolation by flailing into his kit like an extremely angry spastic whirlwind.' Accompanied by full letters of authenticity from Tracks and PSA/DNA.

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  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: #578 - Ended March 04, 2020

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