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    Lisa Simpson Saxophone, with Extras Including 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 comes with all the reeds that created the Lisa Simpson sax sounds, and with some great bonus items: the saxophone case, with "Lisa Simpson" written on it; a laser copy of a handwritten note from Yeardley Smith, voice of Lisa Simpson, praising Doug as "The genius behind lil' Lisa Simpson" (written on the letterhead of Lion Share Studios, where the recordings were made; a laser copy of Doug's sheet music for "God Bless the Child" signed and personalized by the voice of "Marge Simpson," Julie Kavner (with a funny and provocative inscription); a signed picture of Doug Norwine; and Doug's own platinum album presentation. This truly unique item and all its "extras" 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 accompanying artifacts fully capture an instantly recognizable sight-and-sound sensation from an ongoing TV classic. All items are in Excellent condition.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2007
    14th-15th Saturday-Sunday
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