The DIRK DIRKSEN MEMORIAL FUND AUCTION is managed by H.E.A.R. ( Hearing Education and Awareness for Rockers a nonprofit organization dedicated to informing musicians and the public about the prevention of hearing impairment in the music environment. CLICK for more rare music memorabilia and other great items in our other auctions.Now up for bids.... 153. Rolling Stone Magazine First Issue Authentic original first printing of the first ever copy of Rolling Stone Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 1. November 9, 1967. With John Lennon on the cover & articles about The Grateful Dead, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix & everyone else.
Please ignore any reflections or bad light in the photos.LA Times: Dirk Dirksen, 69, a punk music impresario who ran San Francisco's Mabuhay Gardens "Fab Mab" nightclub during its heyday in the 1970s, died Monday November 20,2006 in his sleep. Considered the godfather of the city's punk rock scene, Dirksen presented a who's who of punk acts in his more than 10 years of running the club. Acts included the Dead Kennedys, the Mutants, Flipper, the Contractions, Vktms, Nunns, Crime, Avengers, Devo, Blondie, the Ramones, Peal Harbor, Black Flag and the Go-Go's. After leaving the club business in the early 1980s, Dirksen operated a video production firm Dirksen Molloy Productions with partner Damon Molloy producing local TV shows " "Positive Spin and Comos San Francisco", as well as, music videos and documentaries. Dirksen was born in Braunschwig, Germany, in 1937. His family moved to Southern California after World War II and settled in Downey. Dirksen served in the Army and briefly attended San Jose State before dropping out to open a surfing business in Santa Cruz. He found his way into the entertainment business as a tour manager for Ray Charles, the Supremes and Iron Butterfly and worked as a TV producer for famous comedians, Red Skelton "Red Skelton Show" and "Rock to Stardom" with a young Lenny Bruce. Continuing a pattern of helping to break new ground in the arts, Dirksen also works closely with the San Francisco based "Unity Foundation","Recreation Center for the Handicap" and the "H.E.A.R. Foundation"
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