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November 7 – 8, 2014

Bono signed, used Gretsch guitar

Beverly Hills – (October 27, 2014) — Julien’s Auctions, the world’s premier music and entertainment memorabilia auction house, has announced the highly anticipated Icons & Idols: Rock n’ Roll auction event to take place on Friday, November 7 and Saturday, November 8, 2014 at Julien’s Auctions Beverly Hills gallery located at 9665 Wilshire Boulevard. The auction will feature hundreds of items from the lives and careers of some of music’s biggest artists including The Beatles, U2, Chris Martin, The Grateful Dead, Elvis Presley, Madonna, Johnny Cash, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, Todd Rundgren, Kurt Cobain, Heart, Mick Jagger, James Brown, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Cher, Prince, Michael Jackson, Miles Davis and even a bit of Liberace and many more.

John Lennon Spectacles

Highlights of the Icons & Idols: Rock n’ Roll event include an impressive collection of rare and stage/studio used guitars that are worthy of a Grammy Award winning performance. The collection includes Bono’s signed and played “Irish Falcon” Gretsch guitar (Estimate: $20,000-$30,000), U2’s the Edge studio used guitar (Estimate: $60,000-$80,000), Chris Martin stage played guitar (Estimate: $6,000-$8,000), a Todd Rundgren stage played Italia guitar (Estimate: $600-$800), Stephen Stills Gibson J200 Guitar (Estimate: $18,000-$20,000), David Bowie’s stage used Takamine 12-string guitar (Estimate: $20,000-$30,000), a set of three John Lennon Inspired limited edition J-160E Gibson guitars (Estimate: $20,000-$30,000), a Prince Love Symbol guitar (Estimate: $10,000-$15,000), Elvis Presley’s NBN stage used acoustic guitar (Estimate: $30,000-$40,000) and many more.

Jimi Hendrix print

Other auction highlights include the Collection of Ann & Nancy Wilson of the mega-rock-band Heart, The Collection of Madonna and The Collection of Naomi Judd.  In addition, the Icons & Idols: Rock n’ Roll will offer collectors the chance to own a piece of rock n’ roll history as Julien’s Auctions offers items including an Alton Kelly Mickey Hart “Rolling Thunder” Grateful Dead cover art (Estimate: $8,000-$10,000), Todd Rundgren’s original album figural art (Estimate: $100-$300), Rick Griffin Adventure of Griffin and Stoner cartoon (Estimate $200-$400), John Cash handwritten lyrics (Estimate: $800-$1,200), Led Zeppelin signed Led Zeppelin vinyl cover (Estimate: $12,000-$14,000), Jimi Hendrix Gered Mankowitz print ($5,000-$7,000), a Kurt Cobain stage worn shirt (Estimate: $3,000-$5,000), Mick Jagger’s performance production files (Estimate: $4,000-$6,000), Mile Davis’ Maxfield Custom leather motorcycle jacket (Estimate: $5,000-$7,000) and the Godfather of Soul James Brown’s red sequined cape (Estimate: $3,000-$5,000).

James Brown cape

Beatles memorabilia to be offered includes a Beatles signed receipt (Estimate: $8,000-$10,000), a Beatles “Diana Dors” wax bust from Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover (Estimate: $50,000-$70,000), a Beatles signed Valex image (Estimate: $12,000-$15,000), John Lennon’s spectacles ($20,000-$40,000) and a signed John Lennon and Yoko Ono calendar ($4,000-$6,000).  Many other items from the Fab Four will be offered during the two day rock n’ roll auction event.

From the flamboyant entertainer Liberace to the King of Pop himself, the Icons & Idols: Rock n’ Roll auction will also include a collection of items befitting of rock royalty. These highlights include Liberace’s “Stars & Stripes” ensemble ($6,000-$8,000), Whitney Houston’s stage worn cat suit (Estimate: $2,000-$3,000), Michael Jackson’s Breakaway jumpsuit (Estimate: $8,000-$10,000), a Michael Jackson video worn jacket (Estimate:$10,000-$15,000), a Michael Jackson “Dangerous” tour costume (Estimate: $10,000-$15,000), Lady Gaga’s Harper Bazaar worn sunglasses ($8,000-$10,000), Rihanna’s stage worn ensemble (Estimate: $2,000-$4,000), Frank Sinatra’s signed “Witchcraft” lithograph (Estimate: $1,500-$2,000), an Elvis Presley Bomber Jacket (Estimate: $6,000-$8,000), Elvis Presley’s TCB eyeglasses ($8,000-$12,000), an Elvis Presley gifted ring (Estimate: $16,000-$18,000), an Elvis Presley overcoat (Estimate: $15,000-$20,000) and an Elvis Presley white Deerskin North leather ensemble (Estimate: $30,000-$40,000).

Julien’s Auctions Beverly Hills
Monday, November 3rd – Friday, November 7th, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time (Daily)

Friday, November 7th, 2014
Session I: 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time
Session II: 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time

Saturday, November 8th, 2014
Session III: 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time
Session IV:   1:00 p.m. Pacific Time

Julien’s Auctions Beverly Hills
9665 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 150
Beverly Hills, California 90210

For inquiries, please email info@juliensauctions.com or call 310-836-1818.

U2’s the Edge played, signed Gretsch

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About Julien's Auctions
With expertise specializing in entertainment and music memorabilia, Julien’s Auctions has quickly established itself as the auction house to the stars. Julien’s Auctions presents exciting, professionally managed and extremely successful auctions with full color high quality auction catalogs unlike any other auction company and stars in the network primetime television series “Celebrity Home Raiders.” With media coverage spanning the globe and unprecedented marketing support, Julien’s Auctions has become known as the premier entertainment and celebrity memorabilia auction house worldwide.  Previous auctions include the collections of Cher, U2, Barbra Streisand, estate of Marilyn Monroe, the estate of Les Paul, Bette Midler and many more. Official website is www.juliensauctions.com or go to www.facebook.com/juliensauctions..

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