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The Seldom Scene Recorded Live At the Cellar Door Record Album DisplayGo Back
This item originates from the infamous collection of Jack Boyle, Concert Promoter, owner of The Cellar Door where Neil Young & Miles Davis both recorded albums “LIVE.” “Jack was one of the original powerhouse architects of the concert industry”. Boyle died in 2017.
Jack turned Washington’s Cellar Door music club into a venue that hosted the likes of John Denver, Muddy Watters to Joni Mitchell and he went on to build a lucrative production and promotion empire that booked hundreds of acts across the country. He also built many concert venues and was based for many years in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Boyle was also a 2018 Florida Music Awards Hall of Fame inductee. In 2005, Billboard honored Boyle with the Legend of Live award.
Cellar Door Productions, named for Mr. Boyle’s flagship venue, produced more than 500 events each year and reportedly grossed up to $100 million annually, booking acts such as The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Pink Floyd, the Dave Matthews Band, U2, and The Who, as well as overseeing high-profile events including Fourth of July concerts on the Mall and entertainment for President Ronald Reagan’s second inauguration.
From the Jack Boyle collection is this Cellar Door record album display given to him for a showcase at the club. The display features two records titled “the seldom scene recorded live at the Cellar Door” as well as the cover art. It measures 33″ x 33.5″ and there’s no plexiglass cover.
The Seldom Scene was established in 1971, and they would practice in Ben Eldridge’s basement These practice sessions included John Starling on guitar and lead vocals, Mike Auldridge on Dobro and baritone vocals, and former Country Gentlemen member Tom Gray on bass. The mandolinist John Duffey, who had also performed with the Country Gentlemen, was invited to jam sessions at the time when Mike Auldridge arranged for the group to play as a performing band. Another member of the Country Gentlemen, Charlie Waller, is responsible for the band’s name. Expressing his doubt that this new band could succeed, Waller reportedly asked Duffey, “What are you going to call yourselves, the seldom-seen?” The band had weekly performances at clubs and performed regularly at the Red Fox Inn, a music club in Bethesda Maryland. The band switched over to the Birchmere music hall in Alexandria, Virginia which resulted in a residency.
All displays are sold as-is without warranty to the condition of the frame.