Your chance to be the owner of a classic piece of British rock history:
on eBay (sale ends Sunday 22 March 2009)
'Little Mick' Brownlee, original drummer from the UK's Paramounts, has asked 'Beyond the Pale' to auction this ultra-rare record on his behalf.
'I have a copy of the first acetate demo record that we made in early 1962 in London. The recording was financed by our then manager Peter Tomlin (aka Peter Martin) and only six were cut.
'The two numbers recorded are Poison Ivy and, on the flipside,
Further On Up the Road: it's on the Channell
The Paramounts, from Southend-on-Sea in Essex, were
favoured and promoted by The Rolling Stones.
The Paramounts re-recorded their demo arrangement of Poison Ivy (as Parlophone R 5093) and spent 7 weeks on the UK charts in 1964.
Three years later Gary Brooker was back with Procol Harum, who conquered the world with A Whiter Shade of Pale.
Robin Trower and Chris Copping were seminal members of Procol Harum as well.
Brooker, Trower, Copping and Brownlee played a reunion gig in 2005: get it on DVD here.
|Here is the
priceless recording, on a presentation sheet signed by Gary Brooker
(vocal and piano), Chris
Copping (bass guitar), Mick Brownlee (drums) and Robin Trower
Mr Brownlee will post the demo out to the lucky
winner of this auction. At present it is framed under glass in a clip
frame measuring 9.5 x 12 inches.
The glass will of course be omitted when it's posted; the hardboard backing will be included, to add rigidity to the carefully-wrapped disc and signature-sheet.
The purchaser should contact us about the level of insurance required for this very valuable item in transit.
|Here's a close-up
of that historic label.
Channell Entertainments Ltd
Division of International
35 Portland Place, London W1
The B side,