1 July 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price Realised GBP 1,250
The Rolling Stones
An unused album cover proof for the front cover of the Rolling Stones's album Rock & Roll Circus with various circus motifs including a central laughing clown and angry tiger growling over the border's edge -- 17½x15½in. (44.5x39.5cm.) design by Alan Aldridge
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This album was originally recorded in 1968 as a television programme to rival the Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour broadcast in 1967. However, due the length of shooting and unenthusiastic members of the band, namely Brian Jones, the show was never broadcast as the Stones' performance was not deemed good enough. The album was later released in 1996.
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CLAYSON, Alan The Rolling Stones Complete Discography Universe; New York, Pg. 230