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Old Mar 01, 2010, 02:02 PM   #1
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Exclamation Elvis, Dylan, Beatles and more items go up for bid in massive rock auction

Elvis, Dylan, Beatles and more items go up for bid in massive rock auction

http://content.usatoday.com/communit...rock-auction/1

I hear about celebrity auctions all the time, and most don't really grab my attention. But occasionally, a sale does excite me, even if I can't afford any of the items.

Today tons of music memorabilia went up for bid at www.gottahaverockandroll.com. If you're a fan of the Beatles, Elvis, Michael Jackson, U2, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix or Madonna -- and I think this covers about 99.2 % of the population -- you'll want to take a peek.

A few of my favorite pieces:

The auction includes several Michael Jackson pieces, like the boots he wore in Captain EO, concert tickets and handwritten We Are the World lyrics. Here are the lyrics to Billie Jean, with bidding starting at $30,000:



And check out Bob Dylan's handwritten lyrics to Just Like a Woman (minimum bid: $20,000):



James Brown has the cheeriest driver's license photo ever!



Here's a signed copy of Nirvana's Nevermind:



A belt buckle is among the Elvis items:



And finally, if I could purchase one thing here, it would be these Converse sneakers worn by U2's Larry Mullen Jr. Starting bid: $4,500.
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Eye-popping fashion from Elvis, Michael Jackson, Britney Spears and more offered in auction

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/money/201...#ixzz0h2tT1RCZ

Here's a chance to dress like two kings, a Prince and a knight - the royalty of rock 'n' roll.

Eye-popping outfits worn by the King, Elvis Presley, and the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, are up for grabs in an online memorabilia auction by the midtown shop Gotta Have It.

Also available for the taking in the gottahaverockandroll.com sale running through March 10 is a gold tunic rocked by Sir Paul McCartney and a polka-dotted waistcoat worn by Prince.

But owning a piece of music history won't come cheap.

Minimum bids are $10,000 for Elvis' red suede jacket and $15,000 for Jackson's vintage orange jumpsuit - and prices could skyrocket as bidders jump in.

"All it takes is two people, till one gets tired or doesn't want to spend any more money," said store co-owner Peter Siegel, who said a Presley jumpsuit sold for $300,000 in the shop's August 2008 auction.

Presley's 1950s-vintage jacket now on the block isn't some castoff from the back of his closet. It came from his favorite Memphis men's wear store, Lansky Brothers. He wore it on the record cover of "Jailhouse Rock."

And Jackson's vinyl jumpsuit was seen on the cover of Newsweek during his 1984 "Victory Tour." It has Velcro fastenings so he could yank it off for quick costume changes.

"They are iconic items," Siegel said. "You can identify who wore them the minute you see them."

More than 570 pop culture artifacts are being auctioned off.

Some are oddities, like the white cloth napkin Jacko tossed off a London hotel balcony to an adoring crowd below.

"I love this city very much ... I'm going to sleep now," he scribbled in black ink.

And some are surprisingly moving, like the two small pieces of unlined paper on which Bob Dylan hand-printed, in tiny letters, complete with scratched-out words, the lyrics to "Just Like a Woman."

The rock 'n' roll legends represented in the auction run the gamut, from Bono's rosary beads to Britney Spears' fishnet pantyhose.

"We have something for everyone," Siegel said.
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Also available for the taking in the gottahaverockandroll.com sale running through March 10 is a gold tunic rocked by Sir Paul McCartney and a polka-dotted waistcoat worn by Prince.
When I read this, I couldn't imagine what on earth it would be....I didn't think I had ever seen him in a gold MJ onesie or anything! BUT THEN i checked out the actual auction site and I totally recognise it....soooooo beautiful! I want it!!

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here's the website....

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