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    Rolling Stones Gretsch Kick Drum Head (1969). A 19" Gretsch kick drum head, formerly belonging to Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts and emblazoned with the band's name, as well as the Gretsch logo.

    According to the accompanying provenance: "While on tour, playing drums for Janis Joplin's new band in April 1969, we were o?ered the chance to rehearse at the Rolling Stone's private practice space prior to our debut at The Royal Albert Hall. We were a band of studio musicians hand-picked by Janis' manager, Albert Grossman to replace Big Brother. In the drum racks that stored Charlie Watts' equipment was a space for drum heads, one of which I'd admired. I asked the studio manager to call Charlie to ask if I could have it. He asked and received permission from Charlie (professional courtesy he said) for me to take the head which I'd requested. It was typical of a drum set jazz musicians favored, in that it was a smaller set than those used by younger rockers." In Very Good condition, with some paint wear and blemishes.

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    November, 2016
    12th Saturday
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