Top 11 weirdest items in upcoming rock auction (with Pics!)

During an upcoming auction on Nov. 7, 2015, more than 350 music-related items will be up for grabs on auction-site Julien’s Live. Here are the top 10 weirdest items with pics!

1. A lock of John Lennon’s hair, $20,000-$30,000


“A John Lennon signed card with a lock of his hair. The card is inscribed “Love from ‘Bald’ John Lennon xxx” and is accompanied by an August 24, 1963, ticket to The Beatles concert at the Gaumont Theatre, where the card and lock of hair were obtained.” (link)

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2. Kurt Cobain MTV Unplugged Cardigan, $40,000-$60,000


“A vintage green cardigan sweater worn by Kurt Cobain during Nirvana’s appearance on MTV Unplugged in 1993. The Manhattan brand sweater is a blend of acrylic, mohair and Lycra with five-button closure (one button absent), with two exterior pockets, a burn hole and discoloration near left pocket and discoloration on right pocket, size medium. The sweater was obtained from a close friend of the Cobain family. A signed letter of authenticity and provenance from the Cobain family friend will be provided to the winning bidder.” (link)

3. Michael Jackson “Thriller” Video Fang Mold, $15,000-$17,000


“An upper mold used to fit Michael Jackson with animal fangs for his 1983 award-winning music video “Thriller.” The music video was directed by John Landis who was approached by Jackson to work on this video with him. Makeup and design effects were created by Rich Baker. Jackson went through lengthy makeup sessions to transform himself into a frightening beast for the video.” (link)

4. Elvis Presley Valium Pill Bottle, $5,000-$7,500


“An Elvis Presley prescription pill bottle for Valium. The bottle bears a Prescription House label for 10 mg Valium prescribed to Elvis Presley, dated May 24, 1976, and prescribed by Dr. Nichopoulos (Dr. Nick). The label instructs that Presley should take as directed.” (link)

5. Jerry Lee Lewis Driver’s License, $1,000-$2,000


“A driver’s license issued by the state of Mississippi to Jerry L. Lewis on November 12, 1998. The license has a color photograph of Lewis and a facsimile signature, license number 437467509.” (link)

6. Jim Morrison Mug Shot


“A black and white mugshot photograph of Jim Morrison from the Tallahassee Police Department on September 28, 1963. Intake number 90476. The mugshot is housed in a glass case and has handwritten on verso “Drunk & Petty Larceny of Police Helmet & Umbrella Tallahassee FL 9/28/63.” Morrison was three months short of turning 20 at the time of the arrest and was attending Florida State University. The arrest was due to public intoxication and a prank following an FSU football game.” (link)

7. Kurt Cobain Lock Of Hair, $8,000-$10,000


“A lock of Kurt Cobain’s hair given to doll maker and comic artist Dame Darcy by Courtney Love. In a comic book style letter of authenticity, Darcy explains that in the 1990s she sold her handmade dolls in the back of her comic book Meat Cake. Love became a client and commissioned a doll for her daughter Frances using Cobain’s hair. This lock was the hair that remained once the doll was made. Accompanied by both a black and white and inked copy of the letter of authenticity.” (link)

8. John Lennon Prescription Glasses, $20,000-$30,000


“A pair of John Lennon’s prescription “granny” glasses. The gold-tone wire-rim glasses with cable temples have lightly yellow-tinted lenses, circa 1967. The glasses were originally auctioned by Apple transportation managers Ken and Margaret Brunt. Lennon wore the glasses for about a month in the summer of 1967 but found the lenses too small. When his new glasses arrived, Lennon gave this pair to Ken Brunt.” (link)

9. Beatles Bass 1964 Drum Head From Madame Tussauds, $30,000-$50,000


“A Beatles “drop T” logo drumhead given by The Beatles to Madame Tussauds’ wax works for display in 1964. The drumhead was hand painted by Edwin Stokes, who also painted five of the seven original Beatles drumheads. The Beatles were contacted by the museum in January 1964. Madame Tussauds wanted to install a wax-likeness exhibit of the band. The wax works not only sought the band’s blessing, but also a set of the band’s collarless suits and a Beatles logo bass drum to incorporate into the display, both of which the band provided. The display was unveiled with The Beatles on hand in April 1964. This is one of only three Beatles drumheads painted by Stokes known to still exist.” (link)

10. Madonna Shoe Molds, $400-$600


“A pair of pointy shoe molds custom made for Madonna. The shoe molds are made primarily of wood, with metal components. Housed in a box labeled “Madonna” on the side, with some pattern pieces within.” (link)

11. The Beatles Diana Dors Wax Bust Rom Sgt. Pepper’s Album Cover, $30,000-$50,000


“The bust of the Diana Dors mannequin that appeared on the cover of The Beatles’ Sgt . Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover. The cover was an artistic collaboration between artists Peter Blake and Jann Haworth with photographer Michael Cooper. The array of celebrities in the image were mostly cutouts, but a few mannequins were used, namely of The Beatles themselves and the likeness of Diana Dors that stood to the right of George Harrison. The mannequins that appear in the image were loaned from Madame Tussauds wax museum. The head and torso are from the original blond-haired mannequin used on the album cover. The arms and base were reassigned to other displays. Dors is quoted as saying she was “the only sex symbol Britain has produced since Lady Godiva.” She began her film career at the age of 15 and by 1956 was the highest paid film star in Britain. Her career in 1967 was not as successful. Her prominent inclusion in the photograph was said to be because of her influence on The Beatles in their youth. The iconic photograph was taken on March 30, 1967. The album cover won in the category of Best Album Cover at the 10th annual GRAMMY Awards in 1968. Accompanied by a red pedestal and a copy of the album.” (link)

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2 comments to “Top 11 weirdest items in upcoming rock auction (with Pics!)”
  1. I don’t know why, but I want some of these really bad! What the hell would I do with them after I got them, though?

  2. I’m surprised the Beatles drumhead is only $50k, only 7 hand painted ones ever made, and such a famous and important piece of Beatles history.

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