Julien’s Music Icons 2013 Auction to Feature Bette Midler Awards and More, 5/18
Wednesday, May 8, 2013; 06:05 PM – by BWW News Desk
Julien’s Auctions returns to the Big Apple for the music memorabilia auction of the year at the Hard Rock CafÃ© in Times Square on May 18, 2013. Items will be available in person and online for an incomparable auction featuring items from Bette Midler, The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix, Madonna, David Cassidy, and all of the icons of music past and present.
The auction includes Midler’s Billboard Award, VH1 Honors Award, Star Plaza Tile, Tiffany & Co. Clock Award, Midler’s shocking pink custom jumpsuit, a New Year’s Eve Commemorative Piece, Midler’s Radio City Music Hall Mirror Award, a custom black dress and black ensemble, a costume Midler wore to Hulaween 2011, Midler’s ‘Platinum’ Presentation Award and ‘Platinum’ Record Award, and Midler’s leather Jeff Hamilton Lakers jacket.
Highlights also include a John Lennon owned Vox custom guitar known to have been played by both John Lennon and George Harrison. The guitar was gifted to Lennon’s one-time guru “Magic Alex” Madras. Other Beatles items include rare signed items, novelty and collectible Beatles items, an archive of Beatles “Butcher” cover images, proofs, and alternative album cover designs as well as a first AND second state Butcher album cover. This auction holds something for every Beatles fan.
Julien’s has assembled an extensive collection of Elvis Presley items that will be offered for sale. Among them personal clothing, signed pieces, as well as Elvis Presley’s personal and gifted jewelry. Also a Bill Belew cape designed for Presley’s Aloha from Hawaii performance that was created in collaboration with Elvis and an Aloha from Hawaii prototype belt.
Michael Jackson’s gifts to fans are offered, including: a signed pillow thrown from a Paris hotel room window, a stage worn “Smooth Criminal” style hat gifted to a back stage guest, and a signed “Beat It” style jacket given to a Neverland visitor, to name just a few.
Additional highlights include jumpsuit’s from David Cassidy’s personal collection; Rick Griffin Grateful Dead artwork; Jim Morrison handwritten poetry; Jimi Hendrix’s personal guitar strap; images signed by Madonna and Lady Gaga – the list goes on.
Join Julien’s for the live auction at The Hard Rock CafÃ© or participate online at www.julienslive.com on May 18, 2013 and take away your piece of history.