Further details are at: eBay: “The World’s Most Famous Guitar – James Bond – Vic Flick’s Clifford Essex Paragon”, OOSailin Details: sites.google.com/site/oosailin, For further information, contact Matt Sherman by phone at (USA) 352-871-0967 and email: [email protected], Tags Dr. No From Russia With Love Goldfinger James Bond Matt Sherman The James Bond Theme Vic Flick. What recordings does the Clifford Essex appear on before the “James Bond Theme”? Harvey sent the guitar to me as soon as the auction process started. Pawn Stars can't guarantee that everyone who walks through the shop will have a good time. The festivities, of course, honored the half century since Dr. No premiered. This book gives the reader a fascinating view of what it was like to be a 'first-call' studio cat in the golden age of session playing. [3] He played the 12 string guitar part on Peter and Gordon's 1964 # 1 record "A World Without Love". He sold his ’61 Fender Stratocaster for $55,000. Its … But for the occasion of the auction of his old friend, Vic graciously agreed to answer a few questions about the Clifford Essex and its storied history. He was presented with the "Lifetime Achievement Award" in 2013 by The National Guitar Museum for "contribution to the history of the guitar." Looks like he took care of himself, and seems quite humble. His biography, Vic Flick, Guitarman, was published in August 2008. God Bless Him. Flick continued to contribute to the James Bond soundtracks from the 1960s through the late 1980s.[2]. Vic Flick might not immediately strike a chord for many when they think of music, but when you learn his most famous contribution, you’ll know why this guitar has such a huge price tag. Pawn Stars (TV Series 2009– ) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Can you share the story about the guitar going to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and why you took it back? James Bond session musician in an intimate one on one interview with Jesse Amoroso. Vic’s cool! Owner Rick Harrison didn’t realize the magnitude of this guitar at first. Sad thing is, somebody will overpay for this thing; good news is, it wouldn't be me even if I had that kind of coin to blow. (1965). Just saw Vic Flick on Pawn Stars. 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Posts: 10,046. Vic was a studio’s gun-for-hire, an incredible guitarist known for unforgettable riffs who turned good songs into legendary classics. Flick was a member of the George Martin Orchestra, and contributed to the soundtrack of the film A Hard Day's Night[1] playing his Olympic white 1961 Fender Stratocaster on "Ringo's Theme (This Boy)" instrumental. January 20, 2013 The Pawn Stars brought in expert Jesse Amoroso, who, unfortunately, couldn't rock out on the owner's historic guitar this time around. Posts: 341. In the late 1950s Flick joined the John Barry Seven, and his first composition for the group was the track "Zapata". soundtrack. Flick trad in 2013 op in de aflevering No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service van de History Channel-show Pawn Stars. May 17, 2020 #1. igor5 Tele-Meister. He is the distinctive guitarist you hear every time the original 'James Bond Theme' is played on radio, TV or in the cinema. According to Bond expert Matt Sherman, the high bidder not only takes home the Clifford Essex, but also gets a “special day with Mr. and Mrs. Flick and the vehicles of Bond, plus airfare and a cabin for two aboard the brand new Dream-class Carnival Breeze to join OOSailin, a tour hosted by espionage experts of James Bond and spy locations in Jamaica and The Bahamas in April 2013 celebrating the 60th Anniversary of April 1953’s publication of Ian Fleming’s first James Bond novel, Casino Royale.” Get out your checkbooks, 007 fans! And he is not widely known…. In 1999, he worked with composer Nic Raine, backed by the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, on the James Bond tribute album titled Bond Back in Action. Flick played the guitar on the original soundtrack for the James Bond theme. He referred to the James Bond song purley to trigger to Jesse who he was, what he might have heard him play in and recognize. [1][2] He also played the distinctive guitar riff in the intro and bridge of the Herman's Hermits recording of "Silhouettes", a 1965 UK Top 5 hit. De gitaar werd tijdens een veiling in 2014 geveild voor $25.000. As the guitar has many qualities, and one of them is as a great rhythm guitar, I used it in the back ground of a few tracks just to “authenticate” the CD. By: Semikolon What makes him classy besides everything that he's done, is that he looks good for 78 yrs. PROVENANCE From the Collection of the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop. I forget where it was displayed after that…. Diz and I had worked together in the Bob Cort skiffle group and it was unusual to see him unhappy. Flick also collaborated with Merchant Ivory Productions as composer/music arranger for Autobiography of a Princess (1975), The Europeans (1979), Quartet (1981), and Heat and Dust (1983). How about after? They lost $30,000 plus the % the auction house takes, LOL. If you ever have a chance to see the Pawn Stars episode where Vic sells one of his guitars (it might have been the one on the cover of the book), the interaction between Vic and Rick's guitar expert "buddy" shows the respect and admiration that guitar aficionados give Vic Flick. If you have $100K, let me know! Vic is a legend and would be a great guy to spend the day with. I bet he has some amazing stories. Over the years, Flick has told the story many times of how he came to record the “James Bond Theme,” how his version appeared in eight 007 films, how he worked with George Martin on A Hard Day’s Night, why Paul McCartney chose him to play on the former Beatle’s Thrillington project, and his work on recordings by the likes of Petula Clark, Tom Jones, and Peter and Gordon. And I also noted that Mr. Flick never claimed it was all original. Vic’s cool! The Vic Flick Strat went for $15K (plus 25% vig) this am - don't know where the $22.5k number came in. 4,247 Views. He told the full story of his career in his lively 2008 memoir, Vic Flick, Guitarman: From James Bond To The Beatles and Beyond published by Bear Manor Media. thunderbyrd, JIMMY JAZZMAN and nojazzhere like this. He was asking $70,000 in the beginning but, settled for 55K. . JFK’s Humidor. 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Vic Flick’s 1961 Fender Strat. The guitar sold on Pawn Stars was not the Bond Guitar or his most beloved or famous fender. He has worked with many popular recording artists, including Herman's Hermits, Nancy Sinatra, Dusty Springfield, Tom Jones,[1] Cliff Richard,[1] Paul McCartney, Engelbert Humperdinck, Lulu, Shirley Bassey, Burt Bacharach, Petula Clark, Sandie Shaw, Crispian St. Peters, Hank Marvin, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, John Williams, Mark Wirtz, John Schroeder, Don Partridge, Typically Tropical and Don Lusher. Where and when did you get the Clifford Essex? Brought in by famed guitarist Vic Flick, will the guys let him lead the negotiation? Vic Flick's 61 Strat on Pawn Stars Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by igor5, May 17, 2020. It lacked the original case, had a refret, and had a "hot rails" pickup in the bridge position... Harrison... thornie. It’s a shame more people aren’t familiar with someone who obviously contributed so much the music for so long. With them, he played the guitar riff for the theme of the popular TV show Juke Box Jury and appeared on every episode of BBC television's Drumbeat. In the pawn stars episode he states that in the beetles film it is that guitar playing. The R&R Museum quickly requested the guitar for an exhibit in the foyer where it resided for two years. In the late 1950s Flick joined the John Barry Seven,[1] and his first composition for the group was the track "Zapata". With 7 decades of experience as a musician and respected guitarist, Vic has been called in on several occasions to appraise instruments. The first Stratocaster was stolen a couple of months before the Dr. No session. Flick appeared on a 2013 episode of the History Channel show Pawn Stars titled "No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service". Vic Flick as seen on Pawn Stars April 9 2016, channel Max, Norway. The Museum rotates its exhibits and asked if I wanted the guitar back or would I donate it to the Museum. What attracted it to you? Therefore, when a man rolled up looking to sell his 1932 Roadster with its mint V-12, 150 horsepower engine, Ricke was in awe. Wow, I can't believe this. With Jesse Amoroso, Vic Flick, Corey Harrison, Richard Harrison. For example, Vic Flick is a guitarist who even music experts probably didn’t recognize when he appeared on an episode of Pawn Stars, yet he’s been involved in some of the biggest records in history. Here’s what he had to say. 5 Vic Flick: $500,000 Vic Flick is another expert appraiser that has appeared on dozens of episodes of Pawn Stars , over the years. Victor Harold Flick (born 14 May 1937) is an English guitarist, best known for playing the guitar riff in the "James Bond Theme". “The street” was Denmark Street adjacent to Charing Cross Road where I met a very dejected looking Diz Dizley. Just saw the rerun of Pawn Stars. In 1965, George Martin recruited Vic Flick and most of the original Goldfinger musicians to provide "James Bond"-sounding music for The Beatles movie Help! old. On October 5, 2012, Vic Flick was honoured at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences for "The Music of Bond: The First 50 Years." Brought in by famed guitarist Vic … Rock 'N' Roll. Is this at all pulling on your heartstrings to part with it? Vic Flick also performed on countless English TV/radio dates with some of the industry's greatest stars. On July 27, 2012, over a billion people listened to the 50th anniversary of the “James Bond Theme” as performed by guitarist Vic Flick when Daniel Craig and HRH Queen Elizabeth II opened the XXX Summer Olympiad in London, England. I used to enjoy playing the Clifford Essex in the rhythm sections of big bands, like Ted Heath, Eric Winston, etc. The show is fake dude. Money problems were forcing him to sell his beloved Clifford Essex guitar, so I bought it from him and we both went to the Red Lion Pub to try and cheer him up. That's what Rick tried to do with several big ticket items including "a 1940s Indian Motorcycle with a sidecar and a Vic Flick owned and played Fender Stratocaster ... Cajun Pawn Stars … On February 2, the guitar used in eight James Bond films goes up for sale and the man who played it shares the inside story. With them, he played the guitar riff for the theme of the popular TV show Juke Box Jury and appeared on every episode of BBC television's Drumbeat. 9 Comments A perfect book for the beach, a relaxing day on the couch, or picking something up while waiting at the airport, 'Mangrove Lightning' by Randy Wayne White is delightful from the beginning and never lets up. On a episode of TV’s Pawn Stars, Vic sold his 1961 Fender Stratocaster. May 17, 2020 #2. dlew919 Doctor of Teleocity. Vic Flick as seen on Pawn Stars April 9 2016, channel Max, Norway. [2], In 2005, he played on the soundtrack of the From Russia With Love video game by Electronic Arts.[5]. A 1961 Fender Stratocaster, Olympic White, owned and played by guitarist Vic Flick. One of Flick's guitars, a Clifford Essex Paragon De Luxe, on which he played the original "James Bond Theme", was displayed at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. Hopefully Vic bought it back from Julian’s Auction House for $25,000 when Pawn Stars listed it with Julian’s hoping to make a killing. whoismarykelly. I’m a fan of Vic Flick and i like his Guitar! This item was featured on the History Channel series Pawn Stars. Looks like he took care of himself, and seems quite humble. The Clifford Essex is a great guitar with a lot of memories and a lot of historic provenance but the time is right to sell it. Bond with the Pawn Stars when they spy a 1961 Fender Stratocaster. A true legend of an era. He sold his ’61 Fender Stratocaster for $55,000.