Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Lennon, McCartney items to be sold in big Prince's Trust auction

Mick Jagger's motorcycle jacket to be auctioned. 

Julien's Auctions announced today (Oct. 23) a special auction of rock memorabilia Nov. 10 with items connected to John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ozzy Osbourne, Brian May, Rod Stewart, Eric Clapton and more, many of which were clothes worn on stage. The sale benefits The Prince's Trust, which works to help those from ages 11 to 30 who are unemployed or struggling at school.

The clothing includes a black leather motorcycle jacket custom made for Mick Jagger with the Stones' tongue logo signed on the back by Jagger; shoes and a signed stage jacket worn by Rod Stewart; a blue waistcoat worn by Eric Clapton; a red hockey jersey with “May 19” on the back signed by Queen guitarist Brian May; a Barbra Streisand dress worn for the movie All Night Long; boots worn on stage by Emma Bunton; a black long-sleeved caftan worn by Ozzy Osbourne; a long-sleeved black gown worn by Sharon Osbourne; a Joan Collins couture evening coat designed by Nolan Miller and other clothing used by Britney Spears, Lionel Richie and Geri Halliwell. 

Other non-clothing items include a set of The Beatles' super deluxe Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 50th anniversary set signed by Paul McCartney; limited edition prints of caricatures drawn by John Lennon of his friends at Quarry Bank High School accompanied by a letter of authenticity from a classmate of his at Liverpool Art College, a white Gibson SG 50th anniversary guitar signed by both Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend of The Who, and items connected to Annie Lennox, Bryan Adams and Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden.

The auction will be part of the upcoming Icons & Idols: Rock-N-Roll auction held by Julien's Auctions on November 9 and 10 at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City. Personal property by Elton John lyricist Bernie Taupin will be featured on Nov. 9. For more information on bidding, go to www.julienslive.com.

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