News-Antique.com - Nov 30,-0001 - ItsOnlyRockNRoll.com Sells Dee Dee Ramone Autobiography Draft and Autographs
For Ramones fans, many of the revelations and perspectives contained in this starkly honest and reactionary story make for a riveting read.
In this remarkable 72-page autobiography, Dee Dee Ramone (a/k/a Douglas Colvin) tells a no-holds-barred story of a life that revolved largely around substance abuse and a chaotic, resentful relationship with his band-mates. Dee Dee covers his youth in Germany with an abusive father; his introduction to drugs; life with his wife, Vera; his repeated attempts to kick methadone, and his relationships with various friends and fellow rockers, most of whom fell victim to the same demons that plagued him throughout his life. According to the LOA, the typed manuscript was given to a limousine driver by Ramone in 1993 or 1994 after the musician, frustrated by the feedback he had received on his writing efforts, exclaimed, "Here, take it! I ain't working on it no more!"
Dee Dee Ramone Unpublished Autobiography Original Manuscript - "My Right To Survive," "Unpublished Copyright 1992."
There are 72 Typed pages and a letter from the Limo driver who received this from Dee Dee personally telling the story along with a manilla file folder with hand written notes by Dee Dee including a phone number "313-996-4964," and statements such as "left wing radical non conformist," "looks like a mad man ... and doomed not to sleep anymore also."
Also from Dee Dee Ramone in the auction is a signed promotional concert poster shell for his short lived group The Ramainz signed by himself, partner/wife Barb and Marky Ramone. Marky, Dee Dee, and his wife, Barbara, comprised the final line-up of The Ramainz. The group's only album, recorded live at New York's Continental Club, featured 18 re-worked Ramones classics and two new songs. The three have signed this promo poster that also served as a concert blank in black marker. The 11 x 17" poster has been folded in half and exhibits minor wrinkling.
There is also an extensive Ramones concert poster and autograph selection.
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The auction will feature investment grade, museum quality artifacts, writings and autographs of The Beatles including George Harrison’s sister, Louise’s, personal copy of the LP “Meet The Beatles” album hand signed at the time by all four Beatles and given to her on the train to their first US concert in Washington D.C. It is expected to fetch in excess of $100,000. It is one of fewer than ten US signed Beatles albums known to exist. It is the rarest and most desirable example of an autographed Beatles album ever offered for sale, with unparalleled authenticity from Louise Harrison.
There are signed contracts, letters, checks, program concert books, both group and solo autographs, all authenticated by Frank Caiazzo, the