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Colorado Music Hall of Fame artifacts stolen: Flash Cadillac guitar, gold record and more

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See also: - Harry Tuft and Barry Fey officially inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame - John Denver Colorado Hall of Fame induction at 1STBANK Center, 4/21/11 - Colorado Music Hall of Fame inaugural induction

The Colorado Music Hall of Fame is prepping for its next induction, set for just three weeks from now. On Saturday, September 8, at the Boulder Theater, the Hall will host a ceremony to usher in the Astronauts, Sugarloaf, Flash Cadillac and KIMN Radio, all of whom will join the Hall alongside Barry Fey and Harry Tuft, the most recent inductees, and John Denver and Red Rocks Amphitheatre, the inaugural entries. The planned induction just hit a frustrating snag with the theft of some of the Hall's memorabilia this past weekend.

According to G. Brown, Colorado Music Hall of Fame director and curator, thieves broke into the warehouse in unincorporated Adams County where the permanent 16' x 7' exhibits (see below) were being made, and helped themselves to some artifacts, namely a signature Fender Strat belonging to Sam McFadin of Flash Cadillac, a gold record belonging to Warren Knight that the outfit earned for the American Graffiti soundtrack and a leather jacket and shark mask that belonged to Linn "Spike" Phillips III.

The Astronauts exhibit was also hit, and robbers made off with Bob Demmon's blue plaid suit that the band members used to wear. "It's really sad and defeating," says Brown, who adds that all of the artifacts were donated by the families of the band members who have passed. "It's been a rough bit of sledding."

Brown and company are currently working with the Adams County Sheriff's department, which is investigating the matter, but in the meantime, if you see, hear about or come across any of these items, please feel free to reach out directly to Detective Rodriguez at 720-322-1222. And be sure to keep an eye on this space for any further developments.



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