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For sale to the highest bidder, a jacket of Mexican leather,
bought by Gary Brooker in San Francisco, and worn by him on stage in 1974.
Also included for authentication, two contemporary photographs (see foot of
The jacket is in very good condition, and clean, having been stored all this time in a moth-proof zipped bag. The jacket is unlined, and it weighs about .93 kilogrammes
Gary Brooker's heel concludes
A Whiter Shade of Pale during a Norwegian gig on the Exotic Birds and
The leather jacket he's wearing – which Gary acquired in California – could be yours!
Monochrome photographs by Ragnar Søberg from Elverum, taken at Njårdhallen, Oslo, 30 October 1974
The contemporary Gary Brooker models the jacket in the control
room of his home studio in Surrey, UK
Also, in the left hand picture, Franky Brooker's dog worries the 'Piggy Pig Pig' toy from the 2003 tour
The leather label, inside the jacket, tells that it was 'Hand
crafted for North Beach Leather shops in
Pitiquito, Mexico'. The
size is 'L6'
'North Beach Leather' was on Union Square in San Francisco, California, USA (thanks, Barry)
This is the colour of the leather, and the cross-stitching, close up in the scanner
It looks paler in these 2012 daylight shots, taken to show the garment from other angles
As you can see the jacket is in first-class condition, the only visible wear being the creasing around the collar
The sale of this jacket includes two
colour photographs (c 130 x 88 mm)
Printed on the back: 'Kodacolor colour picture produced by Kodak, November 1974'
Gary, almost certainly playing
'Monsieur R Monde', on stage in Denmark, 1974
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