Moon's Live At Leeds drum kit for auction

Brian Cady brianinatlanta2001 at
Sun Aug 29 08:07:17 CDT 2004

>From the Sunday Business Post at:

Sex, thongs and rock 'n' roll 
29/08/04 00:00 
By Ros Drinkwater

In 2004, nothing sells like celebrity provenance and
Christie's South Kensington Pop Memorabilia sale has
dazzle to spare.

...Meanwhile around the same time, bad-boy band The
Who were perfecting their headline-grabbing art of
smashing their instruments to smithereens onstage -
with hindsight, not the shrewdest of moves given the
prices fetched by these instruments in today's market.

The star lot of the sale is a rare guitar making its
first saleroom appearance, a 1963 white Gibson SG
Special electric guitar (£25,000-£35,000), formerly
owned by Pete Townshend circa 1972/1973 and played by
him during The Who's 1973 Fallout Shelter tour.

A second Who lot is a five-piece drum kit which was
custom-made for Keith Moon in 1968 and used by him
from 1968 to 1970 (£10,000-£15,000). 

The kit was used on various occasions including the
Rolling Stones Rock `n' Roll Circus in December 1968,
the Who's US tour in 1969 and during the concert at
Leeds University in 1970 which produced the Live At
Leeds album...

...Pop Memorabilia, September 29; Exploration and
Travel, September 23, Christie's South Kensington,

-Brian in Atlanta
The Who This Month!

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