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Beach Boys lost archives up for auction

Written by admin on April 20, 2013 – 7:18 pm -



A huge collection of Beach Boys memorabilia is up for auction by the London-based Fame Bureau. The items were apparently placed in a storage facility in Florida in the 1970s by a Beach Boys family member. The exciting find came to light when the storage company sold off the contents of the boxes because payments had not been made.

The collection comprises thousands of documents, including the band’s first royalty check, photos, letters, contracts, and Brian Wilson’s handwritten scores.

The Fame Bureau are selling the items as one lot. Ted Owen of the Fame Bureau says:

“We thought it would be a crime to break it up. What’s striking is just how creative and detailed it is. You get the notes, then you move into the music sheets, he does the horn construction, the violin construction, you see the song development. This is right from the beginning – well thought-out melodies, well thought-out harmonies. It’s an inside view of the construction of songs, and his genius, really.”

The Fame Bureau is selling this collection by way of a closed bid sale and is accepting offers until May 15, 2013. Further information is available on the Fame Bureau website.



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