Three men, including a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame curator, accused of sourcing and seeking to sell about 100 pages of handwritten Eagles album notes, Hotel Californiawhich they knew were stolen, were charged in New York on Tuesday, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg said.
Craig Inciardi, 58, and Edward Kosinski, 59, were charged with criminal possession of stolen property, while Glenn Horowitz, 66, was charged with attempt. All three men have pleaded not guilty. With the development of the collectors’ market, certain pieces that belonged to music or sports stars are selling for more and more. The hundred pages of notes and lyrics written by Don Henley, one of the founders of the Eagles, for the album Hotel Californiaincluding those of the eponymous song which became a hit, or “Life in the Fast Lane”, are estimated at more than one million dollars, writes the prosecutor Alvin Bragg in his press release.
“Although they knew the documents were stolen,” the three defendants “attempted to sell the manuscripts, fabricated false provenance documents, and lied to auction houses, potential buyers, and law enforcement officials. order on the origin of the documents,” he said. The case dates back to the end of the 70s, when an author, hired by the Californian rock band to write his biography, steals the notes. According to the Manhattan prosecutor’s office, he will eventually sell them to Horowitz, who will then sell them to Inciardi and Kosinski.
Last month, aWhen the Eagles were performing “Take it Easy”, members of the public in the VIP area didn’t take that advice seriously and fought at the show in Hyde Park. Seats for this VIP area were sold for more than 450 euros.
We also learned a few weeks ago that Glenn Frey’s son left the Eagles after replacing his father since their return to the stage in 2017, a year after the death of the group’s co-founder. Deacon Frey has spent 4 and a half years carrying on his father’s legacy and after a few weeks of reflection, he now feels it’s time for him to forge his own path,” the band explains. “We completely understand that. and we will support him in everything he does in the years to come”, could we read then on their official site.