(PRWEB) April 11, 2005
Among the items being auctioned off are original gold and platinum album awards, stage outfits from the '70's (including the loin cloth, coyote tail and Indian headdress), hunting gear and attire, a collection of stage and studio used guitars, rare photos, posters and tour documentation and TedÂs personally owned limited edition 1994 ZR-1 Corvette. "This is by far the most outrageous and diverse auction weÂve held," explains Backstage Auctions founder Jacques van Gool. "The items span TedÂs incredible career and showcase his colorful persona on and off stage."
Ted Nugent first came to prominence in the 1960Âs when he was the lead guitarist for The Amboy Dukes. Their hit singles, "Journey To The Center of The Mind" and "Baby Please DonÂt Go" made them one of the big bands out of the Midwest in that era before Nugent stepped out on his own as a solo artist. In the 1970Âs a string of incomparable rock albums Ted Nugent, Free For All, and Double Live Gonzo, along with his biggest hit album and single Cat Scratch Fever, secured NugentÂs reputation as a legend and icon. In recent decades his politics, love for hunting and activism have become equally recognized as his musical accomplishments. His concerts sell out around the world and he continues to record and tour for his loyal and enthusiastic fans.
Backstage Auctions in itÂs second year of operation has already built a reputation in the classic rock genre for the unquestionable authenticity and unique quality of every item being offered for auction. Last yearÂs auctions for former associates of Kiss, Motley Crue and for legendary rock producer Eddie Kramer were only a taste of the exciting upcoming auctions already in the works for the remainder of the year.
Nugent has just wrapped up a U.S. tour with Toby Keith and is preparing to go back out this summer. He personally selected every item to be auctioned off and explains, "My insane life of over the top rock-n-roll wild ground adventure has produced way too much cool stuff. The Uncle Ted American Dream Cup runneth over and IÂm willing to share with my civilian public. First come, first served, but bring your spirit and attitude!"
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