New York, New York – Julien's Auctions held its highly anticipated Music Icons auction event at Hard Rock Café New York, Saturday, May 21, 2016. Hundreds of pieces of iconic rock n' roll memorabilia went under the hammer representing the biggest musical icons of our time. Highlights of the sale included Elvis Presley's Gibson Dove guitar which sold for $334,000; the Keith Moon "The Who" drumhead which sold for $187,500; Madonna's film worn "Desperately Seeking Susan" jacket which sold for $87,500; John Lennon's handwritten lyrics which sold for $354,500; Michael Jackson's History Tour "Beat It' jacket which sold for $256,000; Jimi Hendrix handwritten lyrics which sold for $62,600; David Bowie's "Glass Spider" tour costume which sold for $37,500; the Freddie Mercury Queen "Magic Tour" jacket which sold for $81,250; Kurt Cobain's letter to David Geffen which sold for $28,125; Kurt Cobain's 1989 stage played guitar which sold for $56,250; a Frank Sinatra original painting which sold for $21,250; Waylon Jennings' Inscribed vintage Goya guitar which sold for $10,240; Elvis Presley's diamond ring which sold for $20,480; Elvis Presley's 1961 black Mohair Lanksy Bros. suit which sold for $28,125; Elvis Presley's painted leather jacket which sold for $50,000; The Beatles signed "Let it Be" composite album cover which sold for $50,000; Michael Jackson handwritten lyrics which sold for $60,800; a Dean Martin worn tuxedo sold for $11,250; John Lennon's and Yoko Ono's table and stool set which sold for $20,480; and The Beatles signed "A Hard Day's Night" album cover which sold for $38,400.
"HEAL THE WORLD" COLLECTION - NOW FOR SALE
We are proud to present one of the world’s premiere collections of signed rock n’ roll memorabilia. Amassed over two decades, the collection consists of more than 2,000 items including autographed guitars, drumheads, albums, posters, photos and various miscellaneous items. This special collection features a plethora of very valuable, hard-to-get pieces signed by a number of legendary artists, including some who are no longer with us.