Some days start out better than others

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Some days start out better than others

Post by CoolBreeze » Wed Mar 11, 2009 1:03 pm

I had a very short 8mm film that I shot at a Beatles concert in Cincinnati back in 1966. It had no sound and the camera had no zoom. The actual Beatles footage was about a minute and a half. I found this film while cleaning out my basement, and decided to place it on E-Bay instead of throwing it away.

So all week the top bid was $100. Even early this morning, right before the auction ended, it hadnt moved.

But then the snipers came out:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 3D1&_rdc=1
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Post by Scott Reppert » Wed Mar 11, 2009 1:17 pm

Hey, rub a little of that eBay anointing on me! I just put 36 items on...even though they are not as nice and unique as yours!

'bout the best things I've got on are: 1940's Benrus wrist watch, 1930's-1940's pocketknife collection, 3 of the first 4 "Saturday Night Live" season box sets, a bunch of VHS tapes featuring Shemp Howard ("The Three Stooges") solo shorts, and the usual Hot Wheels and baseball cards.

Also on is Giorgio Moroder's "Best Of The Early Years" CD. If you know rarities, you know that this thing is something to have. Probably the nicest item I have on there. You can always find "Son Of My Father" everywhere, but to get CD copies of "Moody Trudy", "Looky Looky", "Underdog" and "Arizona Man"? Almost impossible...
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Re: Some days start out better than others

Post by Ace Purple » Wed Mar 11, 2009 3:03 pm

Congrats CoolBreeze! Here is the link to the YouTube video of the film for anyone who's interested:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afUwtpnd5u4
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Post by CoolBreeze » Wed Mar 11, 2009 3:35 pm

See how pathetic this film is? The first 3 minutes is just my train trip from Charleston to Cincinnati. So I wondered who would be crazy enough to pay that kind of money.

But then.... I got a call from overseas:


You would NOT believe who bought this! Part of the agreement however is that I never divulge who it is. They will send a courier to pick it up even, which means no shipping charges for me.

Yes... this has been a VERY good day. :D

On a side note: I found a bunch of photos taken of the concert. I always wondered why the Beatles were so hard to hear (besides the 12,000 screaming fans). Check the Amps:

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Re: Some days start out better than others

Post by Lester » Wed Mar 11, 2009 8:05 pm

Well, I could guess at which two it wasn't. :-)

(Or maybe that dude with no nose.)

Congrats! That is an AWESOME score!

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Post by genlock » Wed Mar 11, 2009 8:09 pm

A courier to pick it up?

My Guess:
Her Majesty, The Queen?
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Post by Scott Reppert » Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:16 pm

What else do you notice about The Beatles onstage? NO MONITORS!

They were basically using their amps to play out of AND hear themselves, while they were also (in most venues) pumped through the stadium or concert hall system. Go back and watch a lot of the old Shea Stadium concert footage...
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Post by Bob Campbell » Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:07 am

So how much did you get?
Speaking of monitors, one of the first major shows to use them was the Stones Altamont concert. If you look at the film, you see they were using what looks live Ampeg speaker cabinets.

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Post by Clay JD Walker » Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:40 am

We were talking about that show yesterday at the station...was that around the same time of the Cleveland show? The late Jack Armstrong MC'd the show, and as the story was told to me, so many fans stormed the stage, that Armstrong had to push the band off the stage and state that if the audience didn't settle down that they weren't coming back on stage...also heard that he shared some kind bud with 'em...

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Post by CoolBreeze » Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:14 pm

Bob Campbell wrote:So how much did you get?
$1,4500 and they'll ship. :D
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Post by genlock » Thu Mar 12, 2009 3:10 pm

$1,4500?
It's from some country with a different numbering system than we use.
Estonia?
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Post by Big Media » Thu Mar 12, 2009 3:44 pm

genlock wrote:$1,4500?
It's from some country with a different numbering system than we use.
Estonia?
Zimbabwe. He basically gets 4.5 cents. :lol:

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Post by CoolBreeze » Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:51 pm

London. ( England, not WV ) :lol:
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Post by genlock » Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:54 pm

I was correct.

The Queen.
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Post by Arp2 » Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:16 pm

CoolBreeze wrote:You would NOT believe who bought this! Part of the agreement however is that I never divulge who it is.
It would seem to me that the only conditions by which you are bound are those of eBay.
"I don't know the same things you don't know."

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Re: Some days start out better than others

Post by Lester » Fri Mar 13, 2009 9:25 am

True, but I'd still wait until the check clears before talking. :-D

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Post by CoolBreeze » Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:20 am

Arp2 wrote:
CoolBreeze wrote:You would NOT believe who bought this! Part of the agreement however is that I never divulge who it is.
It would seem to me that the only conditions by which you are bound are those of eBay.
Nope, I've been sent a formal contract by the buyer to sign not only any rights away, but verbal instructions to keep my mouth shut. When the money is wired.... well.... 8)
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Re: Some days start out better than others

Post by Scott Reppert » Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:08 am

I came back to this story to tell it correctly to someone and noticed the video link is not functional. Did you take the video down off of YouTube?
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