Dirk Dirksen "The Pope of Punk" Memorial Auction on eBay sponsored by H.E.A.R.- Hearing Education and Awareness for Rockers at http://www.hearnet.com/auction.html
San Francisco, CA January 26, 2007
Musicians and music fans who love the roots of PUNK will want to check out this eBay auction sponsored by H.E.A.R. Rare photos, posters, artwork, books, rare punk mags and vinyl from the Mabuhay Gardens and other important venues when Devo, Blondie, Dead Kennedys, Avengers, The Tubes, Ramones, SVT, Crime, Black Flag, Social Distortion, Vktms, The Contractions, Flipper, Mutants, Roky Erickson and others were baby bands circa 1977-1984. No telling what rare piece of PUNK history you will find.
Historic Punk bands, artists, photographers, friends and fans of the late Dirk Dirksen have gone into their personal rare roots PUNK collections to contribute to Dirk’s Memorial Auction on eBay.
New items are posted regularly. Here are just some of the rare collectibles you will find:
– Original Dead Kennedys artwork by Winston Smith "Winnebago Warrior" the illustration that accompanied song "Winnebago Warrior" on Dead Kennedys album "Plastic Surgery Disasters".
– Autographed Ramones poster circa 1979 donated by Prairie Prince of the Tubes.
– Autographed copy of the The Tubes’ "White Punk" on Dope" single.
– Original copy of the famous First Issue of Rolling Stone Magazine, featuring John Lennon on the cover.
– Original B/W art photograph of the Avengers band circa 1978 by Marcus Leatherdale handprinted in 1978 (aprox.11"x 14") and signed by Penelope Houston and Greg Ingraham. This is a very rare item.
– Original copy of the PUNK GLOBE w/ Dirk Dirksen on the cover.
Auction held during the month of January 2007.
We are excepting contributions for Dirk’s Memorial Fund and auction items. Send to : H.E.A.R. 1405 Lyon St. San Francisco, CA 94115.
For more info on Dirk Dirksen events and auction photos: Dirk¹s message online board: http://fuzzmonsterrecords.com/dirk/
About Dirk Dirksen: LA Times: Dirk Dirksen, 69, a punk music impresario who ran San Francisco’s Mabuhay Gardens "Fab Mab" nightclub during its heyday in the 1970s, died Monday November 20,2006 in his sleep. Considered the godfather of the city’s punk rock scene, Dirksen presented a who’s who of punk acts in his more than 10 years of running the club. Acts included the Dead Kennedys, the Mutants, Flipper, the Contractions, Mary Monday, Vktms, Nuns, Crime, Avengers, Devo, Blondie, the Ramones, Pearl Harbor, Black Flag and the Go-Go’s. After leaving the club business in the early 1980s, Dirksen operated a video production firm Dirksen Molloy Productions with partner Damon Molloy producing local TV shows " "Positive Spin and Comos San Francisco", as well as, music videos and documentaries. Dirksen was born in Braunschwig, Germany, in 1937. His family moved to Southern California after World War II and settled in Downey. Dirksen served in the Army and briefly attended San Jose State before dropping out to open a surfing business in Santa Cruz. He found his way into the entertainment business as a tour manager for Ray Charles, the Supremes and Iron Butterfly and worked as a TV producer for famous comedians, Red Skelton "Red Skelton Show" and "Rock to Stardom" with a young Lenny Bruce. Continuing a pattern of helping to break new ground in the arts, Dirksen also works closely with the San Francisco based "Unity Foundation","Recreation Center for the Handicap" and the "H.E.A.R. Hearing Education and Awareness for Rockers, Inc. "
About H.E.A.R. : The online eBay auction is managed by H.E.A.R. (Hearing Education and Awareness for Rockers (http://www.hearnet.com/) a nonprofit dedicated to informing musicians and the public about the prevention of hearing impairment in the music environment and providing hearing services. The auction homepage is http://hearnet.com/auction.html
Source: 2007 Punmaster’s MusicWire http://www.punmaster.com