Freddie Mercury & Queen – 1973 Handwritten Letter To Elektra Founder Jac Holzman
A Freddie Mercury handwritten letter sent by the Queen frontman to Elektra Records founder Jac Holzman, thanking him for his "genuine interest from the very start." Holzman was very aggressive in pursuing and signing Queen, which he wrote about with great eloquence in his book "Following The Music." Freddie wrote Jac this personal letter of appreciation in 1973 as the band was finishing "Queen ll," and Jac has had it in his files ever since. Recently Jac decided he'd like to sell this letter, and use the proceeds to fund a music scholorship in Freddie's name. He's asked Recordmecca to sell it on his behalf. This is as unique and historic a Queen collectible as we've ever seen, and of course has impeccable provenance (in a market rife with Queen and Mercury forgeries.) Jac has written a two page letter of authenticity, and we will also include a copy of the chapter in his book where he describes the pursuit and signing of Queen. The full text of the letter reads:(br)"Dear Jac, Just thought I'd drop you a line to say we're all absolutely bowled over at the reaction with which Queen are happening in the States. I'd like to thank you, personally, for your genuine interest from the very start. Both Brian and John have recently excelled themselves in their performance and presentation, and you'll be pleased to know that they don't make it look so easy anymore.(br)I hope you like "Queen ll." We've worked like demons on it, with a lot of sweat and blood gone into it, but it's been worthwhile. Brian, John and Roger send you their fondest.(br)Looking forward to seeing you again soon,(br)Love, Freddie Mercury."
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