NEW YORK, NY.- Juliens Auctions
held the highly anticipated Music Icons, Rebels & Legends Auction event at the Hard Rock Cafe New York on Saturday, May 17, 2014. The packed house began bidding against phone and online bidders at 10am EST which was only the beginning of an auction that lasted past 9pm EST. The over 700 lots went to collectors and fans from around the world.
George Harrisons 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 Fentons Music store and refinished by the owner from a Fireglo finish to the black George requested to match John Lennons similar Rickenbacker.
Also the Beatles First State Butcher Arm album sleeve sold for $31,500. Other major highlights of todays auction included Lady Gagas 1990 Red Rolls-Royce Corniche III luxury automobile which sold for $125,000, Elvis Presleys 1955 contract with Col. Tom Park which sold for $93,750, Johnny Cashs Martin Acoustic guitar sold for $12,500, The Beatles signed merchandising poster sold for $11,875, Steve Tylers organ used to write Dream On, sold for $28,125, Lady Gaga Philip Treacy designed headpiece sold for $13,750, Elvis Presley gifted necklace to Dr. Nick sold for $31,875, Janis Joplin owned and worn ring sold for $15,000, Joni Mitchell staged used guitar sold for $31,250 and Elvis Presleys white jumpsuit sold for $197,000.
More highlights included Rhiannas stage worn dress which sold for $10,710, Madonnas worn Health t- shirt and film worn shoes sold for $15,000, an Andy Warhol signed Bender guitar sold for $28,125, a Jerry Garcia original painting sold for $12,500 and Elvis Presleys 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 McCartneys 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 Gagas Rolls-Royce will benefit MusiCares.