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Rolling Stones Signed 1964 12 x 5 London Records PS 402 1st Export Pressing Signed by Band Twice Brian Jones Ed Sullivan Show

Sturgis Antiques is proud to offer this rare find of music history, The Rolling Stones with full band signatures, not once but twice. 

The rarity of this item is not that fact that it is the Rolling Stones, but the date of which the album was signed and that the whole band including Brian Jones signed this very rare export copy of the 2nd Rolling Stones album. 

Some background on the album and time it was signed. 

The album:
12×5 is the second studio album by the Rolling Stones to be released in the United States. It was released on October 17, 1964, almost five months after the release of the American version of their debut album, England's Newest Hit Makers.
The sleeve is considered the Export version of the record, London Records – PS 402, latter pressings the cover changed to a full portrait of the band. 

The Stones toured first in America on June 5 and concluded on June 20, 1964 for the record England’s newest Hit Makers but with their first official release of 12 x 5 they came back to the US,…. "The Rolling Stones' 1964 2nd American Tour was a concert tour by the band. The tour commenced on October 24 and concluded on November 15, 1964. On this tour, the band supported their album 12 X 5."

The band shot to the top when they first appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show on October 25, 1964, a few days before their second US tour, that is where this album most likely was signed, the record comes to me from a collector in New York/ New Jersey area who came across this in a collection there.

After the Ed Sullivan show on October 25th  the band’s first date was 10/30/1964 in Sacramento, California, Memorial Auditorium, then 11/1, 11/2, 11/3 Ohio, 11/4 Providence, 11/11 Milwaukee (w/0 Brian Jones), 11/12 Fort Wayne (w/o Brian Jones), 11/13 Dayton (w/o Brian Jones), 11/14 Louisville (w/o Brian Jones) and 11/15 Chicago. 

You can see the rarity of the Full band signing the record TWICE, Brian Jones was not with the band the who time.

The record comes to me from a collector in New York/ New Jersey area who came across this in a collection. The record is signed to “Schleifer”, not a common name at all, only a few possible leads but someone was luck enough to be able to see the Stones live at the Ed Sullivan show on October 25h 1964.
NOTE: all the signatures are in Blue Ball Point Pen

The Front of the Album 

The record is signed on the front, "To Mike Schleiff Cheers” Keith Richard, note does not have “S”
After the Rolling Stones signed to Decca Records in 1963, the band's manager, Andrew Loog Oldham, dropped the s from Richards's surname, believing that Keith Richard, in his words, "looked more pop”. During the late 1970s, Richards re-established the s in his surname.”

Next the front is signed with Charlie Watts, Brain Jones, Mick Jagger and then Bill Wyman at the bottom right, luckily the small chip does not affect the signature. 

The Back of the Album 

There are a few names I dont know who they are, next to Bill Wyman and the name under Mick Jagger. The Rolling Stones signed, Bill Wyman on the far left bottom, Mick Jagger left side middle, Keith Richard on the right side, Charlie Watts top right and across the center picture, larger than all, Brian Jones. 

This record comes from a private collection from NY/ NewJersey area with the collection heavy on British Invasion era records. 

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