JULIEN'S AUCTIONS IS PROUD TO PRESENT OUR "ICONS & IDOLS: ROCK 'N' ROLL" AUCTION EVENT TAKING PLACE AT THE HARD ROCK CAFE NEW YORK AND LIVE ONLINE AT JULIEN'S LIVE ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25TH AND SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26TH.
Icons & Idols: Rock 'N' Roll is two-day music extravaganza featuring over
700 historical artifacts and memorabilia owned and used by some of the
world’s most important and influential music artists including Kurt Cobain,
Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Queen, Bob Dylan, Jimi
Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen, Elton John and more; plus, a rare
archive of Janis Joplin and Big Brother & the Holding Company is offered for
the first time at auction.
At the center stage of this event will be two important items tied to the
legacy and iconography of one of rock music’s most signature artists,
Nirvana's Kurt Cobain, including his custom-built left-handed Fender Mustang
guitar during Nirvana’s In Utero tour as well as his vintage olive-green
cardigan worn at Nirvana’s most defining performance and one of rock
history’s best live performances ever recorded, on MTV’s Unplugged in New
Another legendary Fender guitar comes from The King of Rock and Roll
himself, Elvis Presley, with his 1968 solid rosewood Fender Telecaster
electric guitar, the very first prototype and made for Presley by luthier
Phil Kubicki at the Fender Custom Shop. Also up for auction is Elvis' Icon
Gold 1974 Mercedes-Benz 450 SL Coupe as well as his 1976 Harley Davidson XLH
Sportster 1000 as a wide array of additional prizes and memorabilia owned by
the King of Rock 'N' Roll.
Other highlights include:
If you can't make it out to New York to bid in person, you can still watch all the action as well as bid online at julienslive.com!
- handwritten lyrics to some of rock’s most classic anthems penned by
three of the most influential music legends of all time, Bob Dylan, Eric
Clapton and Bruce Springsteen,
- Michael Jackson's single right-hand leather glove worn during The
Jacksons' Triumph Tour in 1981, a custom velvet jacket worn by Jackson at
Elizabeth Taylor's 65th birthday party in 1997 and again at the 50th Cannes
Film Festival, and more,
- a rare archive of Janis Joplin and Big Brother & the Holding Company
that has not been opened in over fifty years, including an exceptional
collection of vintage posters advertising their legendary concerts,
- a vintage quarter-inch magnetic tape recording featuring approximately
90 minutes of a previously unreleased performance by Big Brother & The
Holding Company playing live in 1967, made a few months prior to the release
of the band's first album and before its historic performance at the
Monterey Pop Festival,
- the Grateful Dead’s original recording contract with Warner Bros.,
- a treasure trove of items related to Jimi Hendrix,
- exceptional artifacts from The Beatles, including a photograph taken
by Astrid Kirchherr in 1962, signed by each member of the group,
- Sex Pistols singer Sid Vicious’ publicity and film worn T-shirt that
he wore throughout 1978 and according to his friend and former owner of the
shirt, on the day that he died
- a Black Sabbath custom made DW reunion tour 2012-2014 drum kit,
- an original 1978 self-portrait drawn in charcoal with pen and ink on
paper by David Bowie (one of his most popular visual creations) while he was
voluntarily exiled in Berlin and reproduced by RCA Records as a limited
edition set of lithographs to promote the release of his 1977 album Heroes,
- a large-scale acrylic on canvas painting of rock legend and lead
singer of Aerosmith Steven Tyler titled Mr. Tyler! by Sebastian Kruger,
- an extremely rare and early Elton John colorful jumpsuit manufactured
by Mr. Freedom worn during his 1970 USA tour and a pair of maroon velvet
shorts with green turn ups also made by Mr. Freedom and worn in 1972 and on
other tour dates,
- a Los Angeles Police ensemble worn by George Michael in his 1998 music
video for "Outside",
- a snare drum played by Keith Moon with The Who,
- several items from the supergroup Queen including two vintage tour
jackets from their "Queen European Tour 78" and "World Tour Queen 1979"
- two tour items from Madonna including a custom-made Breedlove N25e/R
acoustic guitar played by the Material Girl on her 2001 Drowned World Tour
and her multicolored floral brassiere worn on her 1993 The Girlie Show World
- a pink handwritten setlist for a Rolling Stones concert by Mick Jagger
- a 1993 black Gretsch guitar owned and played by Chris Cornell with the
- and items from Ace Frehley, Eddie Vedder, The Who, Pink Floyd, Led
Zeppelin and more.
If you can't make it to Hard Rock Café New York to bid in person, you can still watch all the action as well as bid online at julienslive.com!
This limited softcover catalogue also provides an opportunity for a special keepsake for your collection.
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