Julien's Auctions today announced Music Icons and Sports Legends, an unprecedented collection of music and sports memorabilia being offered in a two-day auction, June 23-24, 2012. The historic collection of items to be auctioned include iconic pieces from contemporary stars of Rock-n-Roll to legendary icons and sports heroes who made history.
Also to be auctioned is The Rolling Stones' Keith Richards' famed "Hell" t-shirt which is being offered for the very first time from the often reclusive artist. The ripped sleeveless white T-shirt toured with Richards during the Rolling Stones 1981 American Tour and was often photographed. The shirt can also be seen in the concert film Let's Spend the Night Together (Est: $1,000-$2,000). Other highlights among the hundreds of items being offered include a very rare opportunity to own pieces of Lady Gaga's personal wardrobe. These include a stage worn vest designed by Vera Thordardottir that the mega-star wore while performing at Elton John's 2010 White Tie and Tiara Ball. Also included is her skirt and blouse set, designed by Toon Geboers that she wore in London in 2010 and as seen in VOGUE Magazine.
Other highlights include a replicated J-45 guitar celebrating Buddy Holly's 75th birthday (Est: $10,000-$20,000). A team of skilled artisans who worked with acclaimed luthier Alister Atkin built the rare acoustic guitar along with artisan Susie Temple who replicated Buddy Holly's own hand tooled leather case. The guitar is known as the "Listen to Me" guitar and was originally created by The Buddy Holly Foundation. A very limited number were made and this is the only guitar being offered for sale to the public. The other guitars made are on legacy loan to guitar luminaries around the world. The rare guitar sale is a celebratory collaboration between Songmasters and the Buddy Holly Foundation that will benefit The GRAMMY Foundation's GRAMMY Camps.
Also offered is Elvis Presley's custom made jewelry including an E.P. pendant given to him on stage in Las Vegas in 1974. The stunning 14k gold medallion is accented with diamonds (Est: $25,000-$30,000). Presley was always known as being generous with gifts. When his Uncle Vester Presley commented on a ring Presley frequently wore, Elvis gave it to him. This ring made from a star ruby and diamonds is set in a typicAl Gold setting that Elvis was known to love (Est: $10,000-$20,000). Other Elvis items include a classic Stetson fashioned hat made for Elvis and designed by Nudie Cohn in 1969 when he starred in the Western film Charro! (Est: $10,000-$12,000), an authenticated vial of hair from Elvis' personal barber Homer "Gil" Gilleland (Est: $2,000-$4,000) and a very rare 1957 film of Presley performing at a Fort Wayne, Indiana concert giving a glimpse of Elvis' early performances few fans have ever had the opportunity to see (Est. $2,000-$4,000).
More items include an Amy Winehouse personally owned Princesse Tam + Tim robe that the artist wore in her breakout video "Rehab" (Est: $15,000-$17,000), many antique furnishings and personal items from the home of rock-n-roller "Meat Loaf." Many people would be surprised to learn that when the rocker is not on stage he is often found hunting down treasures in antique stores around the world. In addition to some of these treasures, fans will also have the opportunity to own his black, leather jacket worn for a public appearance with Cher on stage with Patricia Russo (Est: $1,000-$2,000) and signed tour road cases used for housing equipment on the road (Est: $600-$800). Over 100 items from the musician who made "Blinded by the Dashboard Light" a worldwide anthem will be offered during the sale.