For immediate release:
Lady Gaga’s Red Rolls-Royce sold for $125,000, Elvis Presley’s Jumpsuit sells for $197,000, Michael Jackson’s Worn Jacket sells for $50,000, Lennon and Yoko’s Bed-in Art sells for $187,500 and a 1955 Elvis Presley Contract with Colonel Tom Parker sells for $93,750 among many others
Major Music Memorabilia Auction Brings In Over $3.5 million
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – Monday, May 19, 2014 – Julien’s Auctions, the world’s premier music and entertainment memorabilia auction house, held the highly anticipated Music Icons, Rebels and Legends auction event at the Hard Rock Café New York on Saturday, May 17, 2014. The packed house began bidding against phone and online bidders at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time which was only the beginning of an auction that lasted past 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The over 700 lots went to collectors and fans from around the world.
George Harrison’s 1962 Rickenbacker 425 guitar purchased by the Beatle in 1963 sold for $657,000 during fast and furious bidding from in the room and on the phone. The guitar was originally purchased at Fenton’s Music store and refinished by the owner from a Fireglo finish to the black George requested to match John Lennon’s similar Rickenbacker.
Also the Beatles First State Butcher Arm album sleeve sold for $31,500. Other major highlights of today’s auction included Lady Gaga’s 1990 Red Rolls-Royce Corniche III luxury automobile which sold for $125,000, Elvis Presley’s 1955 contract with Colonel Tom Park which sold for $93,750, Johnny Cash’s Martin Acoustic guitar which sold for $12,500, The Beatles signed merchandising poster which sold for $11,875, Steve Tyler’s organ used to write “Dream On” which sold for $28,125, Lady Gaga Philip Treacy designed headpiece which sold for $13,750, Elvis Presley gifted necklace to “Dr. Nick” which sold for $31,875, Janis Joplin owned and worn ring which sold for $15,000, Joni Mitchell staged used guitar which sold for $31,250 and Elvis Presley’s white jumpsuit which sold for $197,000.
More highlights included Rhianna’s stage worn dress which sold for $10,710, Madonna’s worn “Health” t-shirt and film worn shoes which sold for $15,000, an Andy Warhol signed Bender guitar which sold for $28,125, a Jerry Garcia original painting which sold for $12,500 and Elvis Presley’s Jailhouse Rock Shirt which sold for $21,250.
Closing out the night was a collection of Beatles memorabilia including the John Lennon and Yoko Ono original signed “Bed-In” drawing which sold for $187,500 and Paul McCartney’s played Hofner Bass which sold for $125,000. The Music Icons, Legends and Rebels Auction raised over $3.5 million. 100% percent of the proceeds from the sale of Lady Gaga’s Rolls-Royce will benefit MusiCares.
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, the 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.
ABOUT HARD ROCK INTERNATIONAL
With a total of 177 venues in 58 countries, including 141 cafes, 18 hotels and 8 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world's greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the companies’ two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, Florida, both owned and operated by HRI parent company The Seminole Tribe of Florida, as well as other exciting locations including Bali, Biloxi, Chicago, Cancun, Las Vegas, San Diego and Singapore. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include San Jose, and new Hard Rock Hotel projects include Aruba, Riviera Maya, Abu Dhabi and Shenzhen and Haikou in China. New Hard Rock Casino projects in development include Hungary and Northfield, OH. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com.
Auctioneer: Daniel Kruse/License Number: 1250129