Jeff Beck – Handwritten & Signed 1967 Letter
A letter from Jeff Beck to his Los Angeles friend Darryl Stolper, the envelope postmarked 13 September 1967; thanking him for sending Beck the just-released debut album from Vanilla Fudge, telling Stolper to expect some albums Beck is sending including ‘Fresh Cream,’ letting him know that he and his band may be coming to play in San Francisco, and asking about and expressing frustration with Mary Hughes. Stolper befriended Beck when the latter was in L.A. during a Yardbirds tour, and Stolper introduced Beck to Hughes (who became Beck’s girlfriend, and who he sings about in the Yardbirds song “Psycho Dasies.”) Beck and Stolper became close friends, with Beck often visiting Stolper in Pacific Palisades, CA; and the two corresponded regularly. The content is particularly interesting, in that Beck was disappointed with Vanilla Fudge’s album—ironic as he later formed Beck, Bogert and Appice with the Fudge’s Tim Bogert and Carmine Appice. The letter is in excellent condition, written in ballpoint pen on thin paper, measuring 5 3/8″ x 7″. The original postmarked envelope is included, as is a reproduction of a photograph of Stolper (flipping the bird !) and Beck outside Beck’s motel room, circa 1966 (notice Beck is wearing a shirt with the Yardbirds logo.) A truly historic Jeff Beck collectible, with unbeatable content. We obtained this directly from Darryl Stolper, and a copy of his letter of authenticity (outlining his history with Beck) is included. As with everything we offer, guaranteed authentic with no time limit.
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