10 Unusual Star Lots
Let's talk about "sales" ... Auctions ... Auctions ... Auctions ... How much are the things of famous musicians? Let's find out. So, a list of the most unusual star lots.
Kurt Cobain unwashed cardigan for 334.000$
The jacket of the leader of the Nirvana group with a button torn off, burned in several places with a cigarette, stained, was sold at an auction held at the Rock Cafe in New York for 334 thousand dollars. It was in this cardigan that Kurt performed at the 1993 MTV Unplugged concert.
The history of music knows many more examples when unusual, even strange things by famous performers brought a good income.
Gnome sculpture from Roni Dio's garden
The musician's garden gnome was sold for $2,500. To lay out such money, the new owner was inspired by the story that the auctioneers accompanied the lot. It turns out that when Ron installed the figurine in his own garden, he badly bruised his finger with it. It is a pity that there is no recording of everything that the musician said at that moment. With her, the dwarf would have sold even more.
Jimi Hendrix hair talisman
A year after Hendrix's death, Mountain's bassist Felix Pappalardi bragged to the music crowd about an amulet that had Jimmy's hair woven into it. True, he did not tell how the strands of the great guitarist got to him. But this is not as interesting as the fact that in 1993, journalists from Guytar World asked to borrow an "artifact" for a while in order to summon the spirit of Hendrix and interview him. Jimmy didn't show up for the media meeting. But the amulet in 2017 was sold for 60 thousand dollars.
Willie Nelson's Red Bath
In 1991, country singer Willie Nelson divorced his wife. The mansion in Colorado where the couple lived was sold. The new owner got not only the house, but also a bunch of things that the musician did not take. And in 2107, the man realized that he had a treasure in his garage, and put Nelson's "inheritance" up for auction. The most interesting among this rubbish was the red bathtub. How much this plumbing was sold for, and where it is now is unknown.
Elvis Presley medicine bottle
For a jar of Valium, which was prescribed to the King of Rock and Roll, one of the fans did not spare $ 6,500. The bottle has a sticker with the names of the doctor and the great patient, as well as the date of sale of the drug - 05/24/76.
Sir Elton John's Wedding Toaster
The household appliance, from which Elton John himself ate toast, was sold for $1,062. This is a gift for the wedding of the musician with Renata Blauel, which took place in 1984. On one of the side walls of the toaster, there is an engraved inscription: "To Elton and Renata with love from your producer." At that time, Chris Thomas worked with the artist who recorded the Breaking Hearts album. Apparently, it was he who forked out for such a necessary thing in the household.
Kurt Cobain hair
When Frances Bean was born to Kurt and Courtney Love, Cobain's wife cut off an impressive strand from her husband and gave it to dollmaker Dame Darcy. Courtney asked her to make a doll for her daughter with the hair of the girl's father. Darcy did not use all of the material. What was left was sold at auction for $8,000.
Chief Beatle's Tooth
For some reason, John Lennon gave this part of himself to his housekeeper. She carefully kept the relic for several decades, and then, nevertheless, the tooth ended up at the Omega auction. During the auction, "sold!" sounded in the amount of 31 thousand dollars. The buyer was an English dentist. The doctor pursued a completely noble goal: to obtain DNA and clone a great musician. So far, this idea has not materialized.
Michael Jackson's unsold false teeth
Fans of the King of Pop will surely remember the monster Jackson in the Thriller song video. The fake false teeth with fangs used on the set were among the lots in the Julien's auction in 1995. The organizers of the auction planned to earn 15-17 thousand dollars from its sale. But, for some reason, this artifact was never sold.
"James Blunt's sister for sale"
The British singer and musician, at the request of his sister, put her up for sale on eBay. The girl had to get to Northern Ireland, to the funeral of one of her friends. Trains do not go to those places, and there were no tickets for the next flight. The text of the announcement sounded something like this: “One girl urgently needs to be in Ireland. Suggest options." As a result, the “lot” went to a guy with his own helicopter. And after that, Blunt's sister and the owner of the rotorcraft began to meet.
Plaster face of David Bowie
When the "chameleon" was filmed in the film "Hunger", an exact copy was molded from his face from plaster. According to the plot of the film, David's character is rapidly turning into an old man. I needed a unique make-up. Therefore, before "aging" Bowie's face, make-up artists practiced on a cast, which was made with the transfer of the smallest features of the artist. This mask fetched $2,288 at auction.