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    Lisa Simpson Saxophone with RIAA Platinum Album Presentation. The two decades-long (and counting) popularity of The Simpsons is a dynamic, cutting-edge chapter in TV history, and few sounds conjure the mad creativity of the early, irreverent, in-your-face episodes as Lisa Simpson wailing away on her saxophone. Doug Norwine, Heritage's Entertainment Director, was Lisa's sax alter-ego, both in the show's pivotal early years and on the top-selling music albums Simpsons Sing the Blues (which went Gold and Platinum) and The Simpson Yellow Album (partly produced by George Clinton, founder of Parliament-Funkadelic). Now Doug and Heritage are offering the baritone sax he played in creating those Lisa S. musical flourishes heard-round-the-world. The musician and his saxophone saw action in the original Simpson TV incarnation, Matt Groening's 30-second Life in Hell "bumpers" on 1987's late-lamented The Tracey Ullman Show.
    As The Simpsons began its own phenomenal run in 1989, Doug continued to provide Lisa's saxophone sound, especially memorably in the popular "Bleedings Gums Murphy" episode and the well-remembered "God Bless the Child" number included on Simpsons Sing the Blues album. This is the same saxophone Doug played on the Ray Charles album My World and onstage with such legends as Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Frankie Valli, Melissa Manchester, and Chaka Khan, as well as the Roseanne TV series and myriad TV and radio commercials. The Armstrong Heritage "Bari" saxophone is accompanied by Doug's own RIAA platinum album presentation. These unique items come complete with a COA from Doug Norwine.
    The Simpsons transcended being a mere weekly show -- it proved to be both a culture shock and an iconic success story. This saxophone and award are an instantly recognizable sight-and-sound sensation from an ongoing TV classic. Both are in Excellent condition.


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    June, 2009
    5th-6th Friday-Saturday
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