Beach Boys collection up for sale
Sheet music, photos, and other lost treasures of the Californian group, go up for sale in London next month.
The Beach Boys' songs of youth and romance won a worldwide audience and fame to rival the Beatles. Now an archive of material, spanning the first two decades of their career and revealing how some of the songs were created, is to be auctioned in London next month.
Discovered in a storage facility in Florida, the material is thought to be one of the biggest collections to be put up for auction and represents thousands of pages of manuscripts, covering more than 150 songs. It consists of recording contracts, sheet music, photographs and handwritten lyrics and letters.
Such is the vast size of the archive – revealed here for the first time – that a reserve of $10m (£6.6m) has been set. It will be one of the largest amounts paid for a single collection of rock'n'roll memorabilia if the asking price is achieved. ....Source http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/wouldnt-it-be-nice-to-buy-a-beach-boys-song-8537544.html