When is a broken guitar worth $2,000?
When it’s been smashed by grunge god Kurt Cobain.
Over 600 items worn by, driven by, signed by, and broken by some of the biggest names in music will be auctioned off later this month. The items include
- The denim jacket worn by The Boss - Bruce Springsteen during his Born to Run Tour. (It is the same jacket he wore on the very memorable 1984 cover of Rolling Stone.)
- Frank Sinatra’s 1986 Jaguar.
- Handwritten lyrics by Johnny Cash
But the item expected to get the most attention – and the most money – is the red and black leather jacket worn by Michael Jackson for the Thriller video. Julien’s Auction Gallery has listed the jacket at an estimated $200,000 - $400,000 however executive Director Martin Nolan believes it should sell, “for over one million dollars.”
The auction will be a bonanza for Jackson fans – with over 200 Jackson pieces.
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However the items span rock and roll greats and current mega-stars like Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber. Nolan says this is “the most amazing collection of music icon memorabilia ever assembled.”
Now if you are a music fan but can’t afford $1,500 for a Fender guitar signed by Eric Clapton – or $500 for one of Steven Tyler’s harmonicas, don’t despair. Julien’s Auction Gallery will be previewing the items at their Beverly Hills location from now until the June 25th event.
The preview is open to the public – and FREE.
For more information on the items – and how you can participate in the auction (live or on-line) check out their website.