Nov 11, 2012

AC/DC autographed tour program sells for $5,000


Ultimate Classic Rock reports that a program used in the UK during the 1976 fall and spring 1977 AC/DC tour with an obvious creasing and wear has sold for an equivalent to US $5,000. This highly desired memorabilia cost roughly $5 back then and includes some real rarities such as Australian 1976 tour program that was banned.

These band signatures were reportedly obtained in March of 1977. Why the group agreed to sign the same item multiple times remains a complete mystery. Both guitarist Angus Young and vocalist Bon Scott signed the program five times, including the cover in blue ballpoint pen. The rest of the bands signatures (18 in all!) can be found throughout the program.

Aside from the signatures and dynamite photography featured, it’s the actual copy that gives this tour book the dirty deeds attitude that one expects from AC/DC. For instance, Angus Young’s distinguishing features are listed as “is always in school uniform; bruised knees; followed by swarms of flies.” Whereas, Bon Scott’s distinguishing features include: “Tattoos, film star teeth and a sirs chest.”

As it appears, high voltage humor is expensive and when it’s vintage, neatly bound and autographed all over — “done dirt cheap” plays no part in the equation.

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