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785. The Pretenders.

783. Ozzy Osbourne and Randy Rhoads. Original con-

cert ticket from the September 15, 1980, performance in Edinburgh, Scotland, on Osbourne’s Blizzard of Ozz tour, 4 x 3, signed on the front by Ozzy Osbourne, Randy Rhoads, Bob Daisley, and Lee Kerslake. In very good condition, with some light contrast to a couple of the signatures, and scattered toning and dampstaining. Accompanied by an original fold out poster from the tour. A scarce combination, as Daisley and Kerslake were fired before the beginning of the tour’s second leg in April of 1981. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

784. Tom Petty. Limited edition Buried Treasure box set of 20 CDs presented in a small wooden treasure chest, signed on an accompanying printed note in black felt tip by Petty and his family. Each CD is of one of his ‘Buried Treasure’ shows, and is held in cardstock sleeve labeled with the track listing as well as text that reads. “Limited Edition. A personal gift—not for sale anywhere.” In very fine condition. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Self-titled debut album signed on the front cover in blue ballpoint by Chrissie Hynde, Martin Chambers, and James Honeyman-Scott, and in black ballpoint by Pete Farndon, using a letter in the title for the first letter of his signature. In fine condition, with a few edge and corner creases and a bit of irregular ink adhesion to portions of Scott’s and Farndon’s signatures. The record is included. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

786.

Prince.

Controversy album signed on the front cover in blue felt tip, “’Love God’ Prince ‘88.” In fine condition, with a few scattered light edge creases. The record is included. Precertified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

“Prince R. Nelson” embarks on the disastrous Japanese conclusion of his Lovesexy tour 787. Prince. DS, signed “Prince R. Nelson,” one page, 8.25 x 11.75, no date. Prince applies for an early

1989 visa to enter Japan for a two and a half week tour of the country. The application is filled out in type, identifying his profession as “Entertainer,” and stating the purpose of the journey as “Entertainment Tour,” with a probable entry date of January 29, 1989. Signed at the conclusion in ballpoint with his full, legal signature. Accompanied by a one-page typed itinerary listing Prince’s corresponding concerts from January 29 to February 14, 1989. In very good to fine condition, with intersecting folds (one through a single letter of signature), scattered creases and wrinkles, and small tears and staple hole to top edge.

Prince was hesitant to leave the solitude of Minnesota to embark on this Japanese leg of his Lovesexy World Tour—the final concert tour of the 1980s. The US portion of the tour was marked by lower than expected ticket sales, prompting Prince to consider canceling this Japanese tour in order to concentrate on the film Graffiti Bridge. Threats over a breach of contract lawsuit persuaded the artist to continue, which ultimately turned out to be a financial bust due to high production costs for its elaborate staging and props including a fountain, trellis fences, and a Ford Thunderbird. A seldom-encountered full signature from one of the 1980s most influential musicians. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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