Songvest, the memorabilia auction business, has announced their next major online auction from December 1st to December 18th.
The featured item for auction is a never before seen video tape of Michael and the Jacksons rehearsing for their 1981 ‘Triumph’ tour. Michael gave this video to his long time friend, Ron Newt. According to Ron; “The Jackson family was helping launch my son’s music group the Newtrons. Michael wanted them to have this tape to show them what it was like to rehearse for a tour event.” This personal video, recorded in 1981, is a rare glimpse of Michael at work.
“SongVest is delighted to offer for auction this unique video of Michael Jackson” states Sean Peace, President of SongVest. “Normally we send items like this to our great partners at BackStage Auctions, but this was such a unique opportunity that we felt it fit our unique business model”.
The video tape has sixty-four minutes of Michael and the Jacksons rehearsing for their 1981 ‘Triumph’ tour. “For the first time, you can see Michael being Michael,” states Reggie Calloway, VP Sales at SongVest. “Never before has anyone seen Michael in the raw, uncut and unedited. The right fan is going to cherish the opportunity to own this unique piece of history.”
For serious bidders, there will be a private showing of selected clips from the video tape. This showing will be announced at a later date in November.
In addition to the tape, SongVest will be offering other items like Michael’s ‘Triumph’ tour jacket, a set of bongo drums John Lennon played and more. Make sure you check the website frequently as more unique items will be added in the coming weeks.
The auction will end at 3:00 p.m. EST on Saturday, December 18th, 2010. Fans must register in advance of the auction at www.songvest.com.
Source: sfgate.com & MJWN