Backstage Auctions to Host Unique Rock Memorabilia Auction

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Backstage Auctions offers up for auction the personal collections of notable music industry professionals Steven Rosen, Bill McManus, James Fortune and Billy Tompkins in "The 2005 Spotlight Auction."

Following successful auctions for artists, managers, and producers, Backstage Auctions, Inc. is proud to put the spotlight on a group of renowned music industry professionals who have spent most of their career behind a camera, tape deck or control board for some of rock's most legendary performers.

The auction, which features collections from journalist Steven Rosen, photographers James Fortune and Billy Tompkins, and stage & lighting designer Bill McManus, will offer unusual, one-of-a-kind music memorabilia spanning 35 years of rock 'n roll history. "This auction started out being simply a photographer's auction but took an abrupt turn when journalist Steven Rosen joined the auction and offered over 160 original interview tapes," explains Jacques van Gool, founder of Backstage Auctions. "And then we added in the late Bill McManus' estate and it really started to get interesting. It will be hard for a fan to not find a rare and unique piece to add his or her collection."

Among the items being offered in the auction are original stage blueprints and lighting designs for some of the most remembered rock concerts from the '70s, never before published "limited edition of one" photos of some of rock's royalty available only through the auction, signed set lists, slides & negatives, promo t-shirts and jackets, rare ephemera and original interview tapes containing unbelievable unscripted material from some of rock's greatest musicians and industry professionals.

"This auction offers a great sampling of memorabilia from some of the greatest classic rock artists with pieces from America to ZZ Top and everything in between including the legendary Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, Jethro Tull and The Who," explains van Gool.

The auction, which is set to start on Sunday, October 16, with a sneak preview starting on October 9th, will run for one week and can be found at http://www.backstageauctions.com.

Backstage Auctions is a leading online auction company specializing in classic rock memorabilia direct from the private collections of music industry professionals. Founded on the principles of combining their client's career achievements and popularity with the demand and interest of collectors and fans who desire truly authentic and unique collectibles, Backstage Auctions is the place where rock legends live on.

For additional auction information go to: http://www.backstageauctions.com

Contact:

Kelli van Gool

Backstage Auctions, Inc.

713-862-1200

http://www.backstageauctions.com

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