MusiCares Charity Relief Auction: A Fusion of Music and Philanthropy Live from The Grammy Museum

Live for the first time from the prestigious Clive Davis Theatre in the Grammy Museum, Los Angeles, on Sunday, February 4th, 2024.

February 3, 2024

The MusiCares Charity Relief Auction, a groundbreaking event in the world of music and philanthropy, is set to go live for the first time from the prestigious Clive Davis Theatre in the Grammy Museum, Los Angeles, on Sunday, February 4th, 2024. Julien’s Auctions orchestrates this star-studded affair, offering an array of instruments, memorabilia, and wardrobe items from some of the most iconic figures in music. This year, the auction takes a significant leap, transcending the traditional boundaries with a multi-camera livestream directed by Jerry Foley, the multi-Emmy® award-nominated director known for his work on the Late Show with David Letterman. This digital expansion allows the auction to reach a global audience, streaming live across platforms like YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and the official website of

A signed, hardcover edition of GRAMMY® award winner Sir Paul McCartney's 2021 book of the year, The Lyrics: 1965 to Present (W.W. Norton, 2021) hand signed and personalized to the winning bidder.

A landmark publishing event featuring two volumes of McCartney's lyrics from his time before The Beatles and with The Beatles, as well as with Wings and during his solo career - 154 songs in all!

Included in the book is McCartney's commentary, never-before-seen photos, handwritten notes, art, and ephemera, all of which are part of his personal collection and are being offered for public view for the first time.

This two-volume set is a masterpiece inside and out, making it the gift item of the year and an essential addition to any fan's library.

10.75 x 8.5 x 3 inches

Provenance: Donated by Sir Paul McCartney

The auction lineup is nothing short of spectacular, featuring an array of unique items. A highlight of this year's collection includes contributions from Jon Bon Jovi, the MusiCares Person of the Year honoree. Fans can anticipate bidding on his stage-played 2018 Takamine EF341SC acoustic guitar and a custom black amplifier road case adorned with the iconic Bon Jovi Heart & Dagger logo. These pieces not only represent Bon Jovi's legendary status in rock music but also his commitment to philanthropy, further celebrated at the 2024 MusiCares Person of the Year benefit gala.

A custom-made David ThomasX brand zip front bomber-style gold sequin jacket with black knit collar and cuffs. The back of the jacket features a large Swarovski crystal embellished "All Night Long" graphic.

Worn on-stage by Lionel Richie during a live concert performance at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on April 29,2022.

A link to images of Richie wearing the jacket are available upon request.

Richie has been collaborating with legendary Hollywood stylist David Thomas for many years. Thomas has been working as a stylist for over 30 years with a long list of celebrity clients and remains one of the most in-demand stylists in Hollywood. He custom created this style of performance jacket for Richie in red, blue and this example in gold.

Provenance: Donated by Lionel Richie

Adding to the excitement, the auction features memorabilia from contemporary music sensations like Olivia Rodrigo and Dua Lipa. A Kingswell skate shop brand "Brutal" skate deck, signed by Rodrigo and featured in her hit music video "bad idea right?” is set to create a buzz among fans. Meanwhile, Dua Lipa's custom-made gold “Illusion” catsuit by Casey Cadwallader for Mugler, worn during her “Future Nostalgia” tour, showcases the intersection of fashion and music. These items not only represent the artists' iconic moments in music but also their influence on pop culture.

Circa 1970s Yamaha C3 baby grand piano used extensively by Christine McVie while on tour with Fleetwood Mac. She preferred Yamaha pianos while touring, saying of the maker: "I have always found Yamaha pianos to be the most sturdy and reliable for touring... Case in point, when taking my old piano that I had used for 20 years on tour to England, it needed very little tuning when it was taken out of its case. That just goes to show it's a mighty fine product." (From Accent [Volume 27], Fall 1997) 

For the two decades between the tours for Rumours and The Dance in 1977 and 1997, McVie played this piano during performances of "Songbird," which would often close Fleetwood Mac concerts. McVie says: "The baby grand, where I have played 'Songbird,' the song I'm most proud of, has been such an important part of my life and career." 

The MusiCares Charity Relief Auction is more than just an auction; it's a testament to the enduring power of music and its ability to bring people together for a cause. With over 50 exclusive items from legends like Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks, country music stars Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, and Lionel Richie, the event promises to be a highlight of the Grammy Week. Proceeds from the auction will support MusiCares in providing critical health and human services to the music community, underlining the event's significance in not just celebrating music's past and present but also securing its future.

A 2022 Gibson 80s Flying V guitar, serial number 231420221, in Classic White finish, in original hard case. The Gibson 80s Flying V is based on the highly sought-after 1984 models with a fast playing SlimTaper mahogany neck, and rosewood fretboard. The guitar features new 80s Tribute pickups and that iconic V shaped mahogany body.

Lenny Kravitz has signed the body of the guitar in black marker, "Love / Lenny Kravitz." Kravitz is a four time GRAMMY award winner with all four wins in the Best Male Rock Vocal Performance category for "Fly Away" in 1999, "American Woman" in 2000, "Again" in 2001, and "Dig In" in 2002.

Provenance: Donated by Gibson Gives



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