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Easy Rider: Online Offerings Include EJ Contract, Video, And Souvenir

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Mel Bush used to be a concert promoter who worked with the likes of Elton, David Bowie, Queen, Phil Collins, Wham, and Paul McCartney and Wings.
 
With each of the acts he promoted, once a lucrative tour or show was over, Mel would order a commemorative plaque or mirror as a souvenir of the event. This was usually presented to the artist, with an additional one kept in his own personal archive.
 
In 2008, Bush sold off quite a few keepsakes at 991.com, and one EJ collectible still remains. This is a mirror Mel commissioned for Elton's European Express tour. It also marked the success of the Summer of '84 concert at Wembley, headlined by the Rocket Man, with appearances by Nik Kershaw, Big Country, Wang Chung, and Kool & The Gang.
 
Incidentally, Omega Auctions in Newton-le-Willows, England, will soon be selling five xeroxed pages pertaining to an Elton John/Mel Bush contract for the former's appearance at the Liverpool Empire in 1976. Among these is a copy of the rider requesting parking spaces for seven limos; six lockable dressing rooms; access to the building from 10 a.m.; and stipulations regarding stage size, electricity, and security.
 
Also on September 8 and 9, Omega Auctions is to offer video footage of Elton, performing Rocket Man in 1972. This is part of a collection of Top of the Pops clips once thought to be gone forever, after the BBC discarded parts of its archive.
 
There's also footage of Elvis Presley; Status Quo; Mungo Jerry; Rod Stewart; 10cc; Roxy Music; and Canned Heat.
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