Music impresario’s personal archive reflects the musical landscape of the past 40 years.
Legendary concert promoter Mel Bush has opened up his personal archive to give music fans and collectors the chance to own a piece of history.
Once nicknamed ‘The man who hired the world’, Mel is now semi-retired and has decided to part with his treasured archive of mirrors and plaques. 991.com, the world leader in online music memorabilia, has been enlisted to help him find good homes for his collection.
Each item is accompanied by a signed letter on headed paper from the great man himself, stating its origins and confirming its authenticity.
Mel promoted such infamous concerts as Bowie's Aladdin Sane tour (where Ziggy 'retired'), Queen’s first two tours; in ’73 they were support act to Mott The Hoople, in ’74 they headlined, not to mention the now legendary Led Zeppelin concert at Earls Court.
His roster of artists reads like a music industry who’s who? The Osmonds, Phil Collins, Elton John, Bad Company, A-ha, The Jam, Paul McCartney & Wings, Wham, Slade and Status Quo to name just a few.
Once a successful tour or concert was over Mel would commission a commemorative plaque or mirror as a ‘thank you’. Only a few of each design were produced and usually presented to the artist or band, with an additional archive copy personally kept my Mel.
Co-founder of 991.com Julian Thomas said. “We are truly honoured that Mel Bush has entrusted 991 with handling such an amazing and important collection as this.” Julian continued: “Many of these items are over 30 years old but have never seen the light of day and as a result remain in pristine condition. They’re the crowning glory of any collection.”
991.com is the world leader in rare and deleted records, cds and music memorabilia. It is also home to the ‘one you haven’t got’, the missing piece of your collection. 991.com has a dedicated team of experts with over two decades of experience in sourcing, authenticating and selling memorabilia.