The Rolling Stones: Letters from Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood to Freddy Sessler,
Lot 259
The Rolling Stones: Letters from Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood to Freddy Sessler,
Sold for £1,250 (US$ 2,118) inc. premium
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Rock & Pop Memorabilia
The Rolling Stones: Letters from Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood to Freddy Sessler,
comprising: a letter from Keith, in blue marker on Savoy Hotel stationery, reading, My dear F.A.S. Please get me to-gether by 10A.M in order to get our Mobay shit to-gether (IF POSSIBLE please try to arrange a Transfer charter for 3.30.pm - 4.00 pm back to Boscobel. We have to leave my car at Boscobel first. Same as last time) Forever indebted Keith; a letter from Ronnie (and Jo) Wood, in black marker on plain paper, reading, Dear Mum and uncle Fred - good morning - everything is great here, it was Jo and me's 20th Anniversary of meeting yesterday. Here is a fax from Keith - wishing us well, and todays news letter; and three faxes, each from Keith to Fred, one dated Sep. 09 1995, and reading, Fred, Why bother with doctors if you ain't running them? Still, please take rudimentary precautions and take it easy. What the hell does a GroBvater do? except sing in a rock 'n' roll band? Freddy, much love from Vater - at least im not a Reisigbündel love 'M' P.S. How's our Kraut? Keith; and another, bemoaning the lack of female company for himself and various friends at Redlands

Footnotes

  • Freddy Sessler first met Keith in 1972 when the Stones were on tour in the USA and became a very close friend, whom Keith described as '...almost a father to me...' in his autobiography, 'Life' (Phoenix, London, 2011. p.4).

    Freddy's brother, Siegi, had opened 'Siegi's Club' in London in 1950 and it became known as one of the ciy's best restaurants, with a clientele drawn from the worlds of music and film. Princess Margaret, Frank Sinatra and the Aga Khan were amongst its patrons and so Siegi, and Freddy, were extremely well-connected. He remained Keith Richards' close confidante until his death on 18th December 2000, coincidentally Keith's birthday.
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