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    Dave "Baby" Cortez Signed American Band Contract (1962). The young keyboardist was already a seasoned vet at age 22 when he was signed by Dick Clark to appear on American Bandstand on August 7, 1962. Dave "Baby" Cortez had begun performing professionally seven years earlier and recording a scant year later! His first solo hit "The Happy Organ" was a #1 Hot 100 smash in 1959, and Cortez had a second Top Ten smash, "Rinky Dink", at the time Clark signed him for his show. This attractive 19.25" x 14.25" framed display has the contract for that show, signed by Cortez and Clark, and a 7" x 8.5" b&w photo of Cortez. Also included is a copy of correspondence dated August 16, 1962, outlining the breakdown of the performance paycheck. Accompanied by James Spence Authentication auction LOA. Requires third party shipping.

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    February, 2011
    18th-19th Friday-Saturday
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