MÖTLEY CRÜE: 'Early Years' Auction To Begin This Weekend

Handwritten lyrics (by Nikki Sixx) for every song on MÖTLEY CRÜE's first album, "Too Fast for Love", an original concert poster from their first every show at The Starwood in Los Angeles (April, 1981), the master VHS 1981 promo video, a number of 7" promo singles (signed by all original band members). These rare, authentic, one-of-a-kind items are some of the highlights of the upcoming MÖTLEY CRÜE auction being hosted by Backstage Auctions. The items have been offered by Barbara Coffman, widow of the band's first manager/mentor, Allan Coffman, and are only part of the 125 lots offered that follow the band's earliest years, before they became an international, multi-platinum success.

According to Backstage Auctions founder Jacques van Gool, "This auction offers something more than great collectibles. The history behind many of the pieces chronicles the early years of the band's formation. Kelli van Gool, Jacques' partner/wife adds, "These items have so much meaning and value that it's a thrill for us to make this auction possible. The items being offered will be must-haves for any MÖTLEY CRÜE fan or rock collector.”

The "Mötley Crüe: The Early Years Auction" begins this Sunday, October 17, and runs for one week until October 24. In addition to these items, the Coffman collection includes historic audio and video, press and promotional items, photos (many with negatives), official paperwork and documents, original art work, t-shirts, hand bills, posters, etc. The total auction is available for preview now at www.backstageauctions.com. The company site will also give interested parties information on how to participate in this and their upcoming auctions.

Backstage Auctions recently hosted a hugely successful, 300 lot auction for legendary producer Eddie Kramer. Their next offering will be items from the personal collection of Lydia Criss, rock photographer and former wife of original KISS drummer Peter Criss. That auction is currently scheduled for early November 2004.


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