Someone stole Mick Jagger’s Maraca. And I found it.

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image8What a fantastic story and great piece to be able to add to my collection thanks to a good friend who connected me with the owner.
One of Mick Jagger’s Maracas from a concert in Albany, NY April 29, 1965.

This maraca has see a lot of wear and use. The wood has weathered over the years and it has a wonderful deep warm patina to it. It is roughly 49 years old.

The maraca is in the original condition as purchased from the owner. In the photos below Mick can be seen using one that is this same exact style, with three carved flowers on it.

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mick1.jpg004mick2.jpg005The ticket and flyer for the show in Albany. Also autographs obtained by the original owner of the maraca that she got backstage the same night.

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MIKECharlie being interview by WTRY’s Lee Gray, the radio station in Troy, NY that promoted the show.

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The letter from the original owner telling the story of how she stole Mick’s maraca.

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An ad with dates for the 1965 US tour. Albany can be seen in this ad.

Stones_ad_1965Screen Shot 2014-08-04 at 10.15.27 AMMick was so well known for his love for maracas, Selcol Industries in the UK, who manufactured many Stones and Beatles toys and instruments, even marketed and made Mick Maracas.

This shows the backing card. It was from an auction several years ago.

Screen shot 2014-08-08 at 6.32.10 PMphoto 3photo 21965 American Tour Book and inside picture of Mick with his Maracas.

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4fad9780eed48e93ae10f773c8295c89IMG_7717 IMG_7721A story found in the book, The Drum Book on Mick’s Maracas.

Shake it Mick. Shake it.

Peace,

Gary rocks

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8 comments

  1. Apart from a picture of Jagger with a bunch of maracas…I’m curious what the clincher in the authenticity stakes is….Still got me a pair of those ,almost the same, which I stole from Regents’, after the “Mona” session….I kid you not…

    • Well if you look and read the entire post you’ll also see an original ticket to the show, autographs from the band obtained at the show, a flyer from the show and a letter from the original owner detailing the circumstances in which she obtained the maracas. I guess this was enough proof for me that these were legit.

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