Rock Hall Curator Allegedly Attempted to Offer Stolen Eagles Lyrics
Three gentlemen, which includes a curator for the Rock & Roll Corridor of Fame, have been indicted for allegedly trying to provide stolen handwritten lyrics by Eagles co-founder Don Henley valued at more than $1 million.
In accordance to court files, virtually 100 web pages of Henley’s notes, including lyrics to “Hotel California” and “Life in the Speedy Lane,” have been stolen in the late 1970s by an writer hired to generate a biography of the band.
Craig Inciardi, Glenn Horowitz and Edward Kosinski are accused of conspiring to market Henley’s webpages via auction residences, even nevertheless they knew the things had been stolen.
Rolling Stone notes that it was Horowitz who obtained the Eagles paperwork in 2005. He then allegedly recruited Inciardi and Kosinski in an hard work to “sell off the paperwork to numerous auction houses, as very well as making an attempt to ‘coerce’ Henley into getting again the residence that rightfully belonged to him.”
Inciardi is the curator and director of acquisitions at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. He beforehand worked for the auction property Sotheby’s prior to becoming a member of the Hall’s staff members.
All a few adult males have been billed with conspiracy in the fourth degree, which carries up to a four-calendar year jail sentence. Inciardi and Kosinski were also charged with legal possession, even though Horowitz was billed with attempted felony possession of stolen house and two counts of hindering prosecution. All three adult males pleaded not responsible.
“The DA’s place of work alleges criminality in which none exists and unfairly tarnishes the reputations of properly-respected professionals,” the defendants’ lawyers explained by means of assertion. “We will struggle these unjustified expenses vigorously. These guys are innocent.”
In the meantime, Eagles manager Irving Azoff explained to Rolling Stone the indictments expose “the truth of the matter about music memorabilia product sales of very private, stolen objects hidden driving a facade of legitimacy.”
“No 1 has the right to market illegally acquired home or gain from the outright theft of irreplaceable pieces of musical background,” he continued. “These handwritten lyrics are an integral aspect of the legacy Don Henley has created over the system of his 50-moreover-year profession.”
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