On Wednesday, March 21st over 700 rock and roll and pop culture original artifacts including an Elvis Presley iconic Jailhouse Rock" costume will hit the auction block in the Rock and Roll Pop Culture Auction online at gottahaverockandroll.com. Also up for auction is a spectacular line up of rock and pop culture memorabilia that is as legendary as the stars themselves. Lots offered here include: Elvis Presley's owned and signed blue suede shoes, Paul McCartney's earliest known handwritten letter with 23 signatures, Princess Diana's worn Zandra Rhodes white chiffon evening dress from the original Christies sale, Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch Turtle Train, Jim Morrison's signed 1969 indecent exposure bail bond, the Whisky A Go Go's original iconic marquee, Duane Allman's hospital records signed moments before his death, and Michael Jordan's signed North Carolina dorm I.D. The auction will go live on gottahaverockandroll.com starting Wednesday, March 21st through Friday, March 30th.
Additional Highlights Include:
Princess Diana Worn Zandra Rhodes White Chiffon Evening Dress: Princess Diana wore this beautiful white silk chiffon evening dress designed by Zandra Rhodes to a Birthright Benefit concert at the London Palladium. Ex Christies 1997 auction Dresses From the Collection of Diana, Princess of Wales" which Diana attended in New York City and had the proceeds donated to charity.
Jim Morrison Signed 1969 Indecent Exposure Signed Florida Bail Bond: The Doors' front man Jim Morrison had signed this original bail bond James Douglas Morrison" in blue ballpoint pen. The $40,000 bond was from his infamous 1969 indecent exposure incident in Miami, Florida on Mar. 1, 1969. Morrison was arrested that night for indecent exposure during The Doors performance at the Dinner Key Auditorium.
Duane Allman Signed (3X) Historical Motorcycle Accident Hospital Records: The Allman Brothers' Duane Allman signed these historically important hospital records three times on the day of his fatal motorcycle accident, October 29, 1971. Allman had been brought into the hospital with severe internal injuries and passed away on the operating table. Just moments before he signed these hospital records three times.
Don Henley Handwritten Eagles' Hotel California" Working Lyrics: Don Henley handwrote the lyrics to Hotel California," one of the most important rock songs of the 1970's. The four pages contain Henley's working lyrics and are a fascinating glimpse of the workings of a brilliant songwriter. The song recently celebrated its 35 year anniversary since being released in February 1977.
Elvis Presley Jailhouse Rock" Original Dance Sequence Costume: This costume was made for the famous dance sequence scene in Elvis Presley's movie Jailhouse Rock." The jacket features the number that Elvis's costume bore 6240" indicating that it may have been made for him specifically. The costume comes with a letter of provenance from Bill Tuttle, the head of the makeup department at MGM who did all of Elvis' makeup for Jailhouse Rock."
Paul McCartney Earliest Known Handwritten Letter With 23 Signatures and Drawing From Liverpool Institute, c. 1959: This is Paul McCartney's earliest known handwritten letter signed by Paul 23 times with hand drawings. Written on two pages taken from the exercise book of a classmate of his from the Liverpool Institute. Comes with letter from McCartney's personal assistant, Hannalei Lopez.
Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch Turtle Train: This is Michael Jackson's Turtle Train that he used with his children at his Neverland Ranch. Made by Zamperla in Italy in 1995, the train is comprised of five cars and includes extensive sections of track.
Elvis Presley Owned and Worn Blue Suede Shoes Signed & Inscribed To Gary Pepper": These are Elvis Presley's owned and worn blue suede shoes that he signed and inscribed to his long time friend Gary Pepper, who started Elvis' first fan club in Memphis.
Michael Jordan's Signed North Carolina Granville Towers I.D. (his college dorm): This is Michael Jordan's original signed Granville Towers student ID from when he attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for three seasons starting in 1981. Among his many college team achievements he was selected by consensus to the NCAA All-American First Team in both his sophomore (1983) and junior (1984) seasons. After winning the Naismith and the Wooden College Player of the Year awards in 1984, Jordan left North Carolina one year before his scheduled graduation to enter the 1984 NBA Draft.
Whisky A Go Go Original Iconic Marquee: This famed marquee stood atop the legendary Los Angeles music club throughout the 1980s and 1990s when it was known in neon simply as The Whisky." The sign measures 13 feet in length, by 3.5 feet in height, and 10 inches width. For nearly 50 years, the legendary Whisky A Go Go ruled the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles, its infamous stage credited with having launched the careers of countless bands including The Doors, Frank Zappa, Van Halen, Motley Crue, and Guns N' Roses. In 2006, The Whisky was formally honored by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as one of the most important and prominent music venues in the history of rock 'n' roll."
Elvis Presley Signed & Inscribed Original Photograph to Irving Berlin: Elvis Presley signed and inscribed this photograph, To Mr. Irving Berlin with respect and admiration, Sincerely Elvis Presley." Presley recorded a cover version of White Christmas" for his Christmas album, which Berlin, who couldn't stand Presley, strongly disapproved. He thought it was degrading to his song, and made members of his staff launch a campaign to try and get radio stations to ban Presley's version.
The Beatles' 9/12/64 Boston Gardens Live Concert Negatives Archive Sold With CopyrightNever Before Seen: This archive features negatives of the The Beatles performing live at the Boston Garden on September 12, 1964. The collection is comprised of eight 35mm black and white negatives, three 2 and 1/4 black and white negatives and three 35 mm of the opening act.
Justin Timberlake's MTV Worn Mr. Clean" T-Shirt and Jacket: Justin's Mr. Clean" t-shirt that he wore on MTV's Diary Presents: VMA Superstars 2002.
Additional iconic items from: Madonna, Bob Dylan, Marilyn Monroe, The Who, Bob Marley, Led Zeppelin, Frank Sinatra, KISS and much, much more.
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Founded by Peter Siegel in 1994, GOTTA HAVE IT!® is the premier resource for the highest quality collectibles and memorabilia. Partners Peter Siegel and Edward Kosinski specialize in building collections for individual collectors, corporate entities including The Hard Rock Café and Topps Baseball Card Company, and institutions such as The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. GOTTA HAVE IT!® is internationally recognized as the ultimate destination for fully authenticated Sports, Entertainment and Historical memorabilia. Ed Kosinski founded The Rock and Roll Trust in 1989 to work with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to help preserve the integrity of Rock and Roll memorabilia collecting. The GOTTA HAVE IT!® retail gallery is located at 153 East 57th Street and they have a second retail store at Mickey Mantle's Restaurant in the heart of Midtown Manhattan.
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In 2008, Gotta Have It!® Collectibles launched GottaHaveRockandRoll.com, an online auction site devoted to rock and roll and pop art. Since its launch they have held four extremely successful auctions, including the Rock and Roll Pop Art Auction 2008, where they broke the world record for the highest priced Elvis Presley item ever to be sold at auction, his famed Peacock jumpsuit! The sale of this jumpsuit was included in the new edition of Guinness World Records. Another highlight of that auction was John Lennon's Talisman necklace, the very same necklace worn by Lennon in the infamous nude cover photograph for John & Yoko's Two Virgins" album in 1968 and worn by Lennon constantly in '67 and '68. This necklace was sold for $528,000! Following on the heels of this auction was the Rock and Roll Photography Auction that featured over 250 original, many never-before-seen, rock and roll photographs and the Elvis Presley Collection, which featured Elvis' famed blue jumpsuit and cape worn at his June 10, 1972 performance at Madison Square Garden as well as the most comprehensive collection of Elvis Presley merchandise from the 1950s through the 1970's ever offered at auction. Subsequent auctions include the Rock & Roll auctions of 2009 and 2010, as well as a huge rock concert poster auction featuring posters from all over the world! Our most recent auctions from late 2010 and 2011 featured Princess Diana's worn dresses from the famed 1997 Christies sale, Bruce Springsteen's first car, Elvis Presley's stage worn costumes and personal jewelry, Michael Jackson's stage worn crystal glove and Japan MTV Award, John Lennon's 1980 handwritten To-Do" list, Sharon Tate's engagement ring from Roman Polanski and Jimi Hendrix's signed publishing agreement for his first album!
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