Handwritten score for ‘Father O’Blivion,’ four pages on off-white sheets of music manuscript paper, 9.5 x 12.5, folding out to 28.5 x 12.5. Zappa scores the song in its entirey. Though various ozalid copies of Zappa’s handwritten and scored manuscripts have appeared in the marketplace, very rarely do actual original manuscripts executed in Zappa’s hand come to auction. The manuscript comes from the collection of Marty Perellis, Zappa’s road manager during the time. In very good condition, with uniform toning, scattered light spots of soiling and rubbing, and a small area of surface loss at the bottom of the central hinge. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.
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