May 27, 2021 Rock & Roll, Entertainment, Sports and Americana
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 5/27/2021

The offered trio of items emanates from the March 7 through April 11, 1988, concert tour of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis, Jr. Included is a concert tour backstage pass (adhered to a "Smooth Ride" memo pad sheet), a concert tour itinerary binder and a souvenir program from the tour. The items emanate from the "Smooth Ride Rock & Roll Tour Bus Collection". The itinerary binder is a fascinating glimpse into the inner workings of a major concert tour, with its more than 110 pages of documents related to planning and logistics. The "Together Again Tour" by Frank, Dean and Sammy visited 12 cities for 17 concerts in the U.S. and Canada. All materials present with expected wear. Excellent condition overall. 

Smooth Ride Rock & Roll Tour Bus Collection

Each item in the collection is accompanied by a signed letter of authenticity from owner Sandra Placco. Her letters read in part:

Smooth Ride Custom Coach Leasing operated for over 40 years providing tour bus services to rock & roll bands. We began building coaches in our driveway in Red Hook, New York back in 1974. The first tour was with a band called Orleans (their big hit was “Still the One”), and we operated until 2014. We went on to provide tour bus services to dozens and dozens of different acts, including Prince, KISS, Phish, Trey Anastasio, Bob Dylan's “Rolling Thunder Revue”, Janet Jackson, Alice Cooper, TOTO, Bruce Hornsby, Don Henley, Steve Miller, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Neil Young, Weezer, Fall Out Boy, Arcade Fire, to name just a few!

The business originally started as “Land Yacht” and gained the trusted name of “Smooth Ride” in the early 80s. Our reputation grew, and tours just came in as entertainers found that we provided a better way to get from point A to point B. I personally handled the tour booking, tour contracts with the bands and management companies and our company financials. Around 1984, we started working with Florida Coach, who built custom coaches for us, and later we worked with Night Train Coach of Nashville, Tennessee, as well as many other custom coach companies, over the years. We stopped operating in 2014, as I was preparing for retirement. 

1988 “Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin & Sammy Davis, Jr.” Concert Tour Backstage Pass, Tour Binder and Program
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Auction closed on Thursday, May 27, 2021.
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