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Lot # 1422 (of 1525)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

Ike & Tina Turner and Dick Clark Signed American Bandstand Contract

Starting Bid - $200.00, Sold For - $928.00

1960 American Bandstand contract signed by Ike and Tina Turner and legendary music mogul Dick Clark. Dated October 3, 1960, this "Standard AFTRA Engagement Contract" is an "Agreement between DBA: Ike & Tina Turner and Dick Clark Television Productions, Inc." for Ike & Tina Turner to perform on the said date at "WFIL-TV, Phila." Ike & Tina agree to be paid the sum of $310 ("$155 per") for their efforts. Ike Turner has added his social security and phone numbers. To the right, Clark has signed as representative of his production company "RW Clark, pres." in green. All signatures are virtually flawless ("9/10"). This contract memorializes Ike and Tina Turner's national debut on American Bandstand. Ike and Tina first recorded as a duo late in 1959 after a singer failed to appear for a session. Tina stood in for the missing singer, and the song, "A Fool in Love," became a huge hit in 1960. Soon the entire act was renamed the "Ike & Tina Turner Revue," and Ike developed the entire show around Tina. Dick Clark, of course, is still active in the music business and is well known to current generations for his annual New Year's Rockin' Eve shows. And he looks younger than ever. This is a magnificent and unique rock-n-roll document linking Ike & Tina Turner, and Dick Clark. From the American Bandstand archives. Normal filing punch holes. Near Mint condition. LOA from James Spence, Steve Grad & John Reznikoff/PSA DNA. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$800. SOLD FOR $928.00

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