Event Details

Julien’s Auctions of Beverly Hills is proud to present The Music Icons auction on June 25 and 26, 2011. The epic auction when spans decades of music and the careers of 100’s of artists.

Over 600 items representing the biggest names in rock-n-roll, Motown, jazz, country, pop and other genres are represented and include such legendary greats as Michael Jackson, The Beatles, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Kurt Cobain, Madonna, Frank Sinatra, Garth Brooks, The Grateful Dead, Ozzy Osbourne, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, The Ramones, Elvis Presley, Fleetwood Mac, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga and more.

You will not want to miss the sale of the 20th Centuries most iconic piece of pop culture ephemera — Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video worn jacket. We know of no other jacket that is so easily recognizable or one that so altered fashion history. The perfect companion for this jacket is Jackson’s “Thriller” MTV Video Music Award moonman for the choreography of the groundbreaking video in which he wore this jacket.

From crooners to pop, rock to punk Julien’s has something for all your musical tastes. If your musical heroes like to break things we have for you a music stand broken by Kurt Cobain, John Entwhistle’s guitar that somehow survived Pete Townshend’s violence on the stage of the Smothers Brothers Comedy hour in 1967, even Bruce Springsteen broke the head off his Takamine and these artifacts of musical passion can be yours.

The roots of rock and roll are arguably in guitars and the musicians who played them. Guitars featured in this sale were: played by Elvis Presley, signed by Paul McCartney, Johnny Cash, Eric Clapton and Les Paul, crafted by artisans at Gibson, Gretsch and Taylor are all offered for sale.