I forward your post to Chris Mickle. You should be hearing from him
soon, if not already.
John Ross wrote:
> I have an odd problem. About 60 concert and radio broadcast tapes of major
> rock bands and local Seattle acts, all recorded in the mid-1970s, have come
> into my possession. Based on some web research, it appears that these
> recordings do not exist as bootlegs. It is quite possible that these are
> the only extant copies of these recordings.
> A few of the performers on the tapes include Fleetwood Mac, The Pointer
> Sisters, Frank Zappa, Deep Purple, Rush and Robin Trower. There are many
> other equally important bands and performers.
> This stuff is out of my own area of expertise, but I know enough to
> recognize that this is probably an important collection. So I'm looking for
> a place to either donate or sell the tapes to somebody in a position to
> deal with them without diluting the musicians' intellectual property. While
> I have the tapes, I don't believe I have any claim on the rights to the
> performances they document, so I don't want to make them available through
> the bootleg channel.
> I have offered to donate these tapes to the Experience Music Project Museum
> here in Seattle, but they are not able to accept them. So I'm looking for
> other options.
> Can anybody suggest any other museums, libraries or private collectors who
> might be interested in this material?
> John Ross
> Sound Archivist
> Northwest Folklife