Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Who

file under: kicking off the 80's

rare original North American Tour t-shirt
year: 1980
tag: worn off
material: 50/50 cotton-polyester blend
condition: thrashed
value: $300
note: acquired from the original owner living in a small town in Northern Colorado. back-in-the-day she traveled over 400 miles round-trip in April of 1980 to see the band perform in Denver. clearly she loved The Who and this t-shirt which represented a once in a lifetime memory. 31 years later and it's worn paper thin. a little thrashed in the front from all those years of rubbing against a belt buckle. now a part of my collection where it will remain until the day i pass it along to the next collector. thanks Tonia!

The Who perform live in 1980

original 1980 tour program

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Emotional Rescue

file under: stones comeback

rare original rolling stones "emotional rescue" promo tee
year: 1980
tag: healthknit
material: 50/50 cotton-polyester blend
condition: excellent vintage
value: $400.00
note: Emotional Rescue was the first album release by the Stones after Keith Richards 1977 arrest for smack in Toronto which could have effectively ended the Rolling Stones career. thankfully it didn't. this rare record release promotional t-shirt was found at a local second-hand clothing store for $10. obviously the employees didn't realize what they had and assumed it was a recent reproduction. their loss...

Emotional Rescue album artwork by Peter Corriston

Richards performing in 1979 
(looking healthier than usual)