Houston, TX (PRWEB) September 3, 2008
It is with great excitement that Backstage Auctions announces the "All Access Rock Auction" featuring the private collection of legendary rock and roll promoter David Fishof.
David Fishof has two passions; sports and music. He has been successful in both endeavors, one as a high profile sports agent and the other as a successful concert promoter. Having worked in the music industry for over two decades he has had the good fortune working along side veteran rockers like Ringo Starr, Roger Daltrey, The Monkees, Levon Helm, Joe Walsh, Todd Rundgren, Jack Bruce, and Dr. John, decided it was time to share his experiences with rock fans around the world. With the help of some of the musical legends he created the Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp, a place where rock dreams come true.
David's impressive career highlights include producing the British Rock Symphony (Roger Daltrey, Alice Cooper, Peter Frampton and Jon Anderson), The Happy Together Tour, The Monkees reunion tour, Dick Clark's American Bandstand Tour and Dirty Dancing. Fishof also created Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band concept together with Ringo Starr and over the years, has produced eight All Starr Band Tours.
David's private collection features a variety of unique and one of a kind memorabilia pieces. "Having worked with so many great artists over the years, it makes it impossible to highlight just a few, but there is a Peter Max original painting of Ringo Starr that is very interesting because there are only three of them and Ringo owns the other two," explains Jacques van Gool, Backstage Auctions founder. The auction will feature everything from signed guitars, drum heads & sticks to record awards, original artwork, ephemera, recordings and more!
The All Access Auction will showcase well over 300 lots and feature some of rock and roll's greatest icons. Interesting auction pieces include a Rock-Ola Beatles Yellow Submarine Jukebox (1 of 100), original Al Hirschfeld and LeRoy Neiman lithographs and drum heads signed by Ringo Starr and George Harrison. "All of my treasures have a great story. I had the honor of meeting George Harrison backstage at one of the All Star concerts and he signed a drum head for me, which is featured in the auction. I also have another one with Ringo and Ginger Baker signatures; in fact the night I got that one signed we were playing in Denver. Ginger and Jack Bruce showed up. Ringo got on stage and said, 'tonight we have two percent of Cream', it was classic Ringo," says Fishof.
A portion of the auction proceeds will benefit The Teenage Cancer Trust, a non profit organization improving the quality of life and chances of survival for teenagers and young adults who have been diagnosed with cancer, as well as several other charities that Fishof supports.
The auction will begin on Sunday, October 12 and will run for one week ending on Sunday, October 19th. The full auction catalog, which will feature over 300 auction lots, will be available online to view beginning Sunday, October 5th at http://www.backstageauctions.com.
Backstage Auction is a leading online auction company committed to offering authentic collectibles directly from the private collections of musicians and entertainment industry professionals. Founded on the principles of combining their clients' career achievements and popularity with the demand and interest of fans who desire truly authentic and unique collectibles, Backstage Auctions is the place where rock legends live on.
For more information on the auction please visit http://www.backstageauctions.com.
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