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Madonna demo tape goes under the hammer



Live from NYCHundreds of rare rock relics will be auctioned off this Saturday, November 21, by Julien’s Auctions at the Hard Rock Café in Times Square in New York City and online at juliensauctions.com

Almost all of the items were obtained either from the artists themselves, their estates, or friends and family of the artists, Darren Julien told Today's Meredith Vieira Tuesday in New York, where he showed off some of the items that will go on the block during the “Music Icons” audition. 

One unique item is a demo tape an unknown performer named Madonna made in 1979 to send to record companies in an attempt to get a recording contract. Accompanied by an acoustic guitar, it’s just Madonna, her music unadorned by post-production magic and elaborate orchestration. 

The songs include "All My Love," "Hear Me", "Simon Says" and "Little Lost Boy," and Julien estimates the tape will bring $1,000 to $2,000, noting that the Material Girl still holds the copyrights to all the songs.
From an article on MSNBC.


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