Michael Jackson, Jimi Hendrix, Elvis Presley, and The Beatles Rock the Auction on Artfact Live! Update! Auction Date has changed! Alexander Autographs presents over 700 lots of autographs and memorabilia from Rock & Roll legends on October 21 and October 22nd
Perhaps the most interesting and controversial lot of the sale, Lot 416 contains a sheet of Michael Jackson Handwritten Lyrics, 1986. These lyrics, perhaps a rough draft of what became the song “Cheater” released in 2004, paint a picture of a depressed individual and provide what some consider evidence of suicidal tendencies in the troubled pop star. Bidding begins at $20,000.
The top lot of day two is lot 415, a leather jacket worn by Michael Jackson during rehearsals for his "Dirty Diana" video. Made for Jackson by the Western Costume Co., the black leather jacket is adorned with numerous buckles straps and zippers. The lot includes two letters of authentication, from Western Costume Co. and from Jackson’s personal designers. Bidding begins at $75,000.
Lot 523 is a Martin D-35 Guitar used in concert by Elvis Presley. Presley gave the guitar to a fan at the Bay Front Center Arena in St. Petersburg, Florida, on the evening of February 14, 1977 after he broke a string and the guitar’s strap. Since then the instrument’s provenance has been well documented and it is now available beginning at $75,000.
Lot 401 is Jimi Hendrix's 1968 Fender Stratocaster Guitar. Included with the guitar are a number of unpublished photos, a monogrammed face towel from the Navarro Hotel, an affidavit and condition report from Larry Lee, the friend and band mate of Hendrix who received the guitar as a gift at the Navarro Hotel in 1969. Bidding opens at $43,000.
Lot 654 is Don Henley's 1950 Martin D-28 Guitar. Used by Henley in his early years in the music business through the formation of the Eagles and the recording of the album “Hotel California”. One of only 550 Martin D-28's made in 1950, the guitar is offered in its original case with letters of authenticity and certification, bidding begins at $25,000.
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