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Charlie Watts’ book collection to be sold at Christie’s
 
Rare books owned by the Rolling Stones drummer – including first editions of The Great Gatsby and The Hound of the Baskervilles – will be auctioned this autumn



Hundreds of rare books owned by the Rolling Stones drummer and bibliophile Charlie Watts will be put up for sale this autumn, representing the “best collection of modern first editions” to come to auction in over 20 years.

Watts, who died in 2021, amassed the works of mostly 20th-century authors including James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Graham Greene, George Orwell and Ernest Hemingway. The titles, which will be auctioned by Christie’s, reflect “an incredibly sensitive curiosity about the very best of literature,” said Mark Wiltshire, a books and manuscripts specialist at Christie’s.

Volumes up for auction include the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas’s own copy of his first collection, 18 Poems. The book is inscribed three times: once saying it is his copy, “once when he’s presenting it to his first serious girlfriend, and he crosses that out and then he presents it another time to a next girlfriend”, explains Wiltshire.

The collection also includes a first edition of The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald, inscribed inside the front cover to “the original Gatsby”, Harold Goldman, a screenwriter friend of Fitzgerald’s in the 1930s. The volume is expected to fetch between £200,000 and £300,000.

The two-part auction of more than 500 lots will take place at Christie’s in London on 28 September, and an online sale will be open for bidding from 15 to 29 September. Jazz memorabilia, such as an annotated printed score for George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, will be on sale alongside the books.

Watts was the “heartbeat of the Rolling Stones for nearly 60 years,” said band members Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood in a joint statement. The drummer, who joined the Stones in 1963, was “devoted to jazz and literature from boyhood,” they added.

Watts’ curiosity “announces itself in his love for detective fiction”, said Wiltshire, which constitutes a “major part” of the collection. Titles include Agatha Christie’s The Thirteen Problems and Murder at the Vicarage, estimated to sell at £40,000-60,000 and £4,000-6,000 respectively.

The collection also includes a first edition of Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Hound of the Baskervilles with an inscription reading “I perambulated Dartmoor before I wrote this book.” Conan Doyle’s inscriptions are “often very formulaic,” said Wiltshire, so this is “really quite special."

Highlight lots will be on display in Los Angeles from 25 to 29 July and New York from 5 to 8 September before a pre-sale exhibition in London between 20 and 27 September. The exhibits will be free of charge and open to the public.

Other highlights include Samuel Beckett’s books addressed to Alberto Giacometti, one of the most influential sculptors of the 20th century, and Fitzgerald’s All the Sad Young Men inscribed with 11 stick figures.

Watts’ collection reflects a “real refinement” of taste, said Wiltshire. “He collected the finest possible condition, the rarest editions, the most interesting presentation copies.”

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2023/jul/10/charlie-watts-book-collection-to-go-on-sale-at-christies-rolling-stones

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Rolling Stones - Live 1973 - Brussels Affair

October 17, 1973. 1st show: Brown Sugar / Gimme Shelter  / Happy / Tumbling Dice / Dancing With Mr D / Angie / You Can't Always Get What You Want / Midnight Rambler / Honky Tonk Women / All Down The Line / Rip This Joint / Jumping Jack Flash / Street Fighting Man

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« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2023, 09:41:33 PM »
Sam Cutler, tour manager for Grateful Dead and the Rolling Stones, dies at 80



Sam Cutler, a former tour manager known for his work with iconic bands such as the Rolling Stones and Grateful Dead, died on Tuesday, July 11, at his home in Brisbane, Australia. He was 80.

The cause of his death was cancer, according to his children, Bodhi and Chesley Cutler, who revealed that their father had been battling the disease for nearly a decade and had been undergoing treatment.

Remembering Cutler’s contributions to the band, the surviving members of Grateful Dead, some of whom are performing with Dead & Company at Oracle Park in San Francisco this weekend, took to social media to pay tribute. They acknowledged his profound impact on both the band and the world of music, stating in a tweet, “His spirit, passion & creativity left indelible marks on the Grateful Dead & the world of music.”

Cutler rose to international prominence in his 20s when he served as the master of ceremonies for the Rolling Stones’ free concert at London’s Hyde Park on July 5, 1969. During the event, which drew 500,000 people, he famously declared, “Ladies and gentlemen, the greatest rock ’n’ roll band in the world!”

He subsequently joined the band on their American tour, where the Stones first played the Oakland Arena in 1969 and Cutler wound up in an onstage wrestling match with promoter Bill Graham.

“It was quite the clash of titans,” guitarist Keith Richards noted in Graham’s autobiography.

The tour culminated in the ill-fated Altamont Speedway concert. Described by music historian and former Chronicle critic Joel Selvin as “rock’s darkest day,” the event marked a tragic turn for the Rolling Stones and the Grateful Dead.

The Altamont free festival, held on Dec. 6, 1969, at a speedway 50 miles east of San Francisco, lives in notoriety as one of rock music’s great debacles. During the concert, an 18-year-old fan was fatally stabbed by a member of the Hells Angels, who had been hired as security for the event for $500 in beer. Three other concertgoers also died in accidents, and many others were subjected to violence, shocking the crowd of 300,000.

“Altamont was a huge turning point for both the Rolling Stones and the Grateful Dead,” Selvin told The Chronicle. “The Dead determined never to have anything to do with the mainstream audience ever again and dedicated themselves to their audience and their community. The Stones, who were this fearless and fierce band, lost something at Altamont that they never regained; some fire went out in them.”

Cutler chronicled his experiences in a memoir titled “You Can’t Always Get What You Want: My Life with the Rolling Stones, the Grateful Dead and Other Wonderful Reprobates,” published in 2011. In the book, he recounted his decision to remain in California after the concert with just $300 in his pocket.

Despite the Altamont tragedy, Cutler forged a friendship with the Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia and subsequently became the band’s touring manager. Cutler played a pivotal role in organizing the band’s 1970 Festival Express Tour in Canada, the 1973 Watkins Glen Summer Jam festival, which attracted a crowd of 600,000, and the band’s 1972 European Tour, documented in the three-album set “Europe ’72."

“With the Rolling Stones I was looking after the band,” Culter told Classic Bands. “With the Grateful Dead, I did everything. I took care of all the travel arrangements, all the bookings for the shows. Everything. So, in effect, I worked much harder in a way with the Grateful Dead than with the Stones.”

In a statement shared on Facebook, Cutler’s children said, “Many people from across our big beautiful world crossed paths with Sam in his life, and many more formed timeless memories with him that are each beautiful encapsulation of the man that he was. Sam would want nothing more for his friends to continue to form timeless memories with whomever they meet, and to share those memories with him in the next life.”

Sam Cutler was born on March 10, 1943, in Hatfield, England, and was raised by adoptive parents. He initially worked as a teacher but found his passion as a stage manager in the late ’60s, working with emerging rock acts such as Pink Floyd and Eric Clapton. Cutler also collaborated with artists such as the Band, Allman Brothers, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Mike Bloomfield and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott. However, he eventually distanced himself from the music industry to travel the world.

“I certainly didn’t want to help other people realize their fantasies yet again,” he told the music and culture site Please Kill Me. “I’d had enough of all that. So I went off to India and contemplated my navel and tried to work out what I wanted to do.”

In 1998, he relocated to Australia, spending several years living on a bus.

“I’d just gone as far as I wanted to go,” he said. “I’d gone down as many roads as I wanted to explore. The Grateful Dead were far out, of course, but they weren’t so far out that I wanted to live with them for the rest of my life. We’re brothers. They’re wonderful people. I did what I did with them, and then I f— off.

Cutler is survived by his sons, Bodhi and Chesley Cutler.

https://datebook.sfchronicle.com/music/sam-cutler-grateful-dead-rolling-stones-dead-18201951

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The Rolling Stones "Sliver Train" (1973)

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