Iconic Rock n’ Roll Memorabilia Sold at Auction

By Paul Joseph

Some of the most iconic pieces from the world of music and entertainment went under the hammer last week, including items belonging to legendary performers such as Madonna, Elvis and Michael Jackson

Taking place at Julien’s Beverly Hills Gallery in California, the highly anticipated Icons of Rock n’ Roll auction saw bidders from around the globe placing their bids by phone, online and live in the auction room.

The “Material Girl” Madonna was among the most anticipated lots of memorabilia. Highlights of the Collection of Madonna included Madonna’s film worn jacket from “Desperately Seeking Susan” selling for a record $252,000 and one earring worn in the film selling for $34,375.

Other notable Madonna items sold included a worn gown from the film “Evita” which sold for $15,000, Madonna’s “League of their Own” film uniform which sold for $31,250, Madonna’s “Who’s That Girl” tour worn dress which fetched $50,000 and her “Material Girl” video worn gown and stole which yielded $73,125.

Stand-out sales from the collections of other performers included Stephen Stills’ 1940 Gibson J200 guitar which sold for $43,750, Kurt Cobain’s stage worn t-shirt which fetched $25,000, U2’s the Edge’s studio used Gretsch guitar which yielded $50,000, John Lennon’s spectacles which sold for $25,000, and James Brown’s red sequined cape which sold for $43,750.

Furthermore, Prince’s original handwritten lyrics for “Erotic City” sold for $44,800, a Michael Jackson video worn jacket sold for $41,600, and Michael Jackson Dangerous tour ensemble yielded $51,500.

The sale was held by Julien’s Auctions, widely considered the world’s premier music and entertainment memorabilia auction house.

By Paul Joseph