JAMES "GODFATHER OF SOUL" BROWN - DOCUMENT UNSIGNED 06/17/1973 - HFSID 269408
Sale Price $450.00
[JAMES BROWN]. Documentation relating to Brown's June 17, 1973 appearance
at Buffalo, New York's Memorial Arena. Comprises: (1) Partly Printed DS: "Joseph D.
Giovino" as Chairman of the Board of Stadium and Memorial Auditorium and by a
representative of James Brown Enterprises, 4p, 8¼ x14, separate sheets. Buffalo, New York,
1973 no date. Agreement between the City of Buffalo and James Brown Enterprises to
present a concert by James Brown at the Buffalo Memorial Arena on June 17, 1973
from 7:00 p.m.-11:30 p.m. The cost for the Arena was $750 and 12.5% of the gross receipts.
James Brown Enterprises was also required to "provide bodily injury liability insurance in
the amounts of $100/300,000. and property damage liability insurance in the amount of
$25,000", provide "Special Police...as ordered by the Board of Stadium and Memorial
Auditorium" and "provide additional chairs, if needed". Also initialed by a Notary Public.
Lightly creased with folds. Staple holes at upper margins. Overall, fine condition. (2) Typed
Inter-Departmental Correspondence with stamped signature of Anthony Manguso,
Corporation Counsel, 1p, 8½x11. Buffalo, New York, 1973 July 13. To Figliola regarding
the concert. (3) Carbon Typed Document, unsigned, 1p, 8½x11. Buffalo, New York, 1973
June 19. Inter-Departmental Correspondence from Figliola to Manguso, regarding James
Brown Enterprises being insured and remitting a certified check to the Stadium & Memorial
Auditorium office. (4) Telegram to Figliola regarding the liability insurance for the concert,
1p, 8½x5½. Stamped at upper right corner, pencil notes (unknown hand) on stamp. (5)
Carbon memo regarding the liability insurance, 1p, 8½x7. Black marks at upper margin.
(6) Carbon Typed Letter, unsigned, 1p, 8½x11. Buffalo, New York, 1973 June 12. To the
Vice President of Polydor Incorporated from Figliola regarding checks for the arena
and a performance bond being due at Figliola's office. Lightly soiled. (7) Carbon Typed
Letter, unsigned, 1p, 8½x11. Buffalo, New York, 1973 April 18. To Margaret Glaster
regarding the use-permit issued to James Brown Enterprises for use of the auditorium.
Slightly soiled. (8) TLS: "Buddy Nolan/C.B.", 1p, 8½x11. New York, New York, 1973 April
5. To Figliola regarding the confirmation of Brown's concert date. Slightly soiled. Ink
notes (unknown hand) at upper left corner, pencil notes (unknown hand) at lower margin and
upper right margin. (9) Autograph Document, unsigned, in pencil in unknown hand, 1p, 6x4.
No place, not date, but circa April 1973. In full: "Date Mailed 4/18. Waiting for
Permit/Check/Ins./Bond". All supporting documents are lightly creased. Stapled together at
upper left corners, staple holes at upper margins. Known as "The Godfather of Soul", James
Brown (1933-2006) had a number of hits, including "Please, Please, Please", "Try Me", "Good
Good Lovin'", "Night Train" and "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag". Among the first inductees
of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1986), Brown won Grammy Awards in 1965 for
"Papa's Got a Brand New Bag" and 1987 for "Living in America" as well as a lifetime
achievement Grammy in 1992. Nine items.
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