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Hollywood Bowl Battle of the Bands 1966

GDB2LV

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There was a sealed copy that sold for $500 on EBay in 2015. So it’s pretty rare. Maybe 300 copies pressed. I’m sure most are just gathering dust in collections all over the country.
 

Walkinat9

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Here's the picture...

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I think this is as close as we'll ever get, Billy:

Richard Carpenter Trio at the Battle of the Bands '66
 

Walkinat9

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That original Black & White cleared up a bit:

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And using one of the online colorizers:

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Looks great, Harry! This is what it might have looked like on television 2 days after the big day. Karen & Richard were actually able to see themselves that way :) Such a shame people didn't have VCRs at home until several years later...

But with so many thousands of people there at the Bowl that day, there must be color photos of the event somewhere out there??

Article in Citizen News, July 5, 1966 (unfortunately lower resolution as clipping, but may still be readable)

TV listing in L.A. Times, June 26, 1966
 

Rumbahbah

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I saw a copy of the Battle of the Bands LP come up on ebay about a year ago. It went for about $90 or so - a reasonable amount, but not super-expensive. I guess some sellers may not be aware of the value of its content for some collectors.

Just listened to the Trio's version of 'Girl From Ipanema' again and it's a real shame this was never included on any of the box sets. It's a terrific arrangement and a much more interesting instrumental than 'Iced Tea', which was included.
 

newvillefan

I Know My First Name Is Stephen
I saw a copy of the Battle of the Bands LP come up on ebay about a year ago. It went for about $90 or so - a reasonable amount, but not super-expensive. I guess some sellers may not be aware of the value of its content for some collectors.

Bargain of the decade I’d say! Now if only the Magic Lamp single would show up in some unsuspecting seller’s list...:whistle:
 

Billy Rees

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