Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Collection of Todd Rundgren to be Auctioned at Julien's Auctions for Benefit of his Spirit of Harmony Foundation


For Immediate Release: 
The Collection of Todd Rundgren to be Auctioned at Julien's Auctions for Benefit of his Spirit of Harmony Foundation

Friday, November 7, 2014

Beverly Hills, California - (October 28, 2014) - Singer, songwriter, record producer and prolific instrumentalist Todd Rundgren will auction memorabilia from his personal and professional career at Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills for the benefit of his Spirit of Harmony Foundation. The collection includes stage played instruments to personal clothing and will give fans and collectors a chance to bid on items which have become synonymous with Rundgren's legendary contributions to the world of music.  

Rolling Stone magazine calls Rundgren an eclectically accomplished musician and virtuoso. He has been recording for more than three decades with his influence spanning simple pop to the progressive rock of Utopia. Aside from performing, he has served as producer on some of rock n' roll's most successful releases and is regarded as a pioneer of rock video, interactive CD and Web-based music. In his early career he was ahead of the time sporting Mod haircuts and Beatles-ish pop sound along with a musical sophistication when he formed the band Nazz in the late 1960s. After Nazz broke up, Rundgren formed Runt and hit the Top 20 in 1971 with the single "We Gotta Get You a Woman."  In the early 1970s Rundgren had hit singles with "I Saw the Light" and "Hello It's Me."  He also is known as a prolific producer with such credits as Meatload's "Bat Out of Hell,"  Badfinger's Straight Up LP, New York Doll's debut LP, Grand Funk Railroad's "We're an American Band," Fanny's Mother Pride and many others.

Highlights of the Collection of Todd Rundgren which will be offered during the Icons & Idols: Rock n' Roll auction event at Julien's Auctions include a Todd Rundgren video worn "Le Garage" shirt, a Todd Rundgren stage played Italia guitar, a Todd Rundgren original album cover art, a Todd Rundgren Tascam M-2516 mixer and also a Roland RD-300 digital piano, Beatles and Ringo Starr memorabilia, Todd Rundgren achievement awards, a Todd Rundgren stage worn Patti Hobart suit and many other items.

Proceeds from the iconic collection will benefit the Spirit of Harmony Foundation founded by Rundgren in 2013.  The foundation's mission is to provide opportunities for personal development and self-expression through the support of music and music education. The Spirit of Harmony Foundation supports the moral imperative of music education and music performance. The foundation nurtures the cultural, academic, social, neurological and personal benefits of music through fundraising, special events, mentoring, advocacy, social entrepreneurship and strategic partnerships.As Rundgren said, "We are less bricks and more mortar, to fill in the cracks, to come in and identify problems and help fix those problems.  We are there to add consistent, constant support."  For more information on the Spirit of Harmony Foundation go towww.spiritofharmony.org. To view the Icons & Idols: Rock n' Roll auction catalog and see more of the Collection of Todd Rundgren go to www.juliensauctions.com.

 
Public Exhibition: Icons & Idols: Rock n' Roll
Monday, November 3 - Friday, November 7, 2014
Julien's Auctions Beverly Hills Gallery
9665 Wilshire Blvd, across from Saks Fifth Avenue

Icons & Idols: Rock n' Roll Auction Dates:
Friday, November 7, 2014 beginning at 10am PST
Saturday, November 8, 2014 beginning at 10am PST
Registering to Bid
Registration is required to bid in this live auction and can be done in person at the exhibition and auction, or online before the sale at the JuliensAuctions.com Registration page to bid by phone, proxy or in person, or online at JuliensLive.com to bid live online, or by calling (310) 836-1818.                                                

Placing Bids
There are four ways to bid in this sale:
  1. Bid through Julien's Auctions Online Live in Real Time atJuliensLive.com.                                                    
  2. Place bids in the room by attending the auction.
  3. Bid over the telephone through an auction house representative, who sits in the room and conveys the bid to the auctioneer.
  4. Enter Absentee bids. Absentee bid forms are included in the back of each catalogue, and are also available by calling Julien's Auctions or online atwww.juliensauctions.com.
ABOUT  JULIEN'S  AUCTIONS:
With expertise specializing in entertainment and music memorabilia, Julien's Auctions has quickly established itself as the auction house to the stars. Julien's Auctions presents exciting, professionally managed and extremely successful auctions with full color high quality auction catalogues unlike any other auction company and stars in the network primetime television series "Celebrity Home Raiders." With media coverage spanning the globe and unprecedented marketing support, Julien's Auctions has become known as the premier entertainment and celebrity memorabilia auction house worldwide.  Previous auctions include the collections of Cher, U2, Barbara Streisand, estate of Marilyn Monroe, the estate of Les Paul, Bette Midler and many more. Official website is www.juliensauctions.com or go to www.facebook.com/juliensauctions. Hi-res images are available by contact caroline@m2mpr.com or info@juliensauctions.com

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440-591-3807 or caroline@m2mpr.com

 
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1 comment:

Donna Cheng said...

Auction is over, and you can view the final bids. Interesting. Some suits and a guitar did very well. Many items closed as bargains, less than the cost of the suit brand new.