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    Rolling Stones Signed Guitar. A beautiful 1994/95 American-made white on cream Fender Telecaster electric guitar signed by the infamous Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ron Wood, and Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones, one of the best selling, longest continuously touring rock bands in history. All signatures are in black marker, on the body of this great guitar. In Excellent, possibly unplayed condition. A Gator soft case gig bag is included. From the Jeff Abrams Rock 'n' Roll Archive. COA from Heritage Auctions.

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    In 1964, when Jeff Abrams was 8 years old, he accompanied his father, a Record Sales Executive to the Danceland Ballroom at Excelsior Amusement Park in Minneapolis to see the Rolling Stones. This was the Rolling Stones first American tour and of course, their first visit to Minneapolis. Al Abrams, Jeff's father, was doing more than taking his son to hear a concert.  He had been tasked by London Records to "look after the Stones." This entailed getting them a hotel room (which wasn't easy because proprietors were concerned with their "long" hair) and driving them around to radio stations and record stores to help promote the event, and get them from place to place in a timely fashion.

     

    Young Jeff was entranced backstage at the show despite the less than enthusiastic crowd of fewer than 300 people. The promoter to this day claims to be the only man ever to lose money on the Rolling Stones. The day after the event, Jeff again accompanied his father to pick up the band to transport them to the airport. Mick Jagger asked if they could stop at a local drugstore, not far from the previous night's event venue in Excelsior.

     

    And I went down to the Chelsea Drugstore

    To get your prescriptions filled

    I was standing in line with Mr. Jimmy

    And man, did he look pretty ill

     

    We decided to have a soda

    "Whatcha favorite flavor?" "Cherry red"

    And I sung my song to my friend Jimmy

    And he said one word back to me, that was "Dead." I said,

     

    Oh, you can't always get what you want

    Oh, you can't always get what you want

    Oh, you can't always get what you want

    But if you try sometimes, you just might find

    You get what you need..

     

    The Mr. Jimmy referenced was a local colorful character, Jimmy Hutmaker, who had gone to the Stones concert the day before and met the band. Mr. Jimmy suffered from some developmental disabilities but it was his outgoing demeanor and engaging personality that led to his being given the honorary title of "roving ambassador for the city of Excelsior." Mick Jagger was standing in line behind Mr. Jimmy, and remembered him, when legend has it, the exchange in the song lyrics took place, and landed Mr. Jimmy forever more in Rolling Stones lore.

     

    Jeff Abrams, his father Al, and the others were awaiting Mick, some more patiently than others.  Little did anyone know that what was transpiring inside that drug store with Al Abram's car idling, and a young collector, soon to be an instrumental record executive on his own, is now one of the most fabled of all Stones songs.

     

    After such an interesting and historic slice of music history part of his life experience, and also contributing as a significant component to the ongoing sales popularity of the much-fabled band, Jeff Abrams, the long-time Stones fan, and Senior VP of Music Marketing for Best Buy, was presented a signed Rolling Stones guitar, backstage of the Target Center in Minneapolis, on 12/11/95 as their "Voodoo Lounge" Tour was in full swing.



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