Items from George Harrison, Michael Jackson, and Madonna are up for sale as part of Julien's Auctions 2015 Music Icons sale. Bob Mezan reports.
Music fans get ready: property from some of the industry's biggest stars is set for auction as part of Julien's Auctions 2015 Music Icons sale. George Harrison's Mastersound electric guitar is one of the highlights of the sale. Estimated to fetch between $400-600,000, the guitar was used by the Beatle in 1963 when he had it on loan, said Julien's Auctions CEO and President, Darren Julien. SOUNDBITE: Julien's Auctions CEO and President, Darren Julien, saying (English): "It's a guitar that he played in 1963 at various performances throughout the U.K., also played it at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, which is really one of their historic performances." Various articles owned by Michael Jackson will be included in the sale: from his fedora and a pair of sunglasses, each estimated to sell between $2,000-4,000, to one of his famous gloves, lined with black Swarovski crystals. SOUNDBITE: Julien's Auctions CEO and President, Darren Julien, saying (English): "Michael Jackson wore this black glove on the History teaser video. It was made and designed by Tompkins and Bush and there very few black gloves that Michael Jackson ever wore, most of them were obviously the white glove, so this is a piece we anticipate could sell for 100,000 plus; we estimate it conservatively at 30-50,000 dollars, but similar gloves we've sold for around 200,000 dollars." Other notable items up for sale include an American flag tank top worn by Madonna during her 2001 Drowned World Tour, estimated to sell for $20-30,000; and a black crown worn by Beyonce in her "Haunted" music video, estimated to sell for $1,500-3,000. The Music Icons auction will take place on May 15 and 16 in New York City.