The Rock & Roll Pop Culture Auction
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Speakeasy was a short-lived 1974 rock & roll talk show hosted by the elegant and industrious lighting designer Chip Monck. This original Speakeasy photograph and contact sheet archive includes one 8x10 b&w photo of Emerson, Lake and Palmer with Chip Monck that is stamped "Emerson-Loew" on the back, plus four un-credited 8 x 10 b&w prints which chronicle ELP and Monck --seated watching musician Jim Stafford perform, and standing with the show’s director Don Mischer (who has directed past Academy Award Presentations and is directing the next telecast). Additionally, the archive includes five original b&w contact sheets measuring 8 x 10, and one b&w contact sheet that measures 8.25 x 7.5. Of the six contact sheets in total, three document Monck with his guests Bill Wyman and Doctor John; two contact sheets are of Monck with guests Peter Gabriel, Mike Love and John McLaughlin. McLaughlin merited #68 on Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Guitarist. Jeff Beck considers him the world's best living guitarist (see RS December 8th 2011 issue). McLaughlin played with Miles Davis on "Bitches Brew" after which he founded the ground breaking Mahavishnu Orchestra. The sixth proof sheet is of Monck with ELP. Chip Monck is a Tony Award winning lighting designer. He's the James Wong Howe of r&r. In June of 1967 he built and designed the lighting for the Monterey Pop Festival.. In August of 1969 he endeavored to light the stage at Woodstock, but the elements were against him. Instead he became Woodstock’s ad-hoc master of ceremonies. It is Chip Monck’s voice we hear in the movie and on the record warning the audience to avoid the “brown acid.” Good/very good condition. Comes with a Gotta Have Rock & Roll™ Certificate of Authenticity.
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