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Top 10 Most Expensive Music Memorabilia Items Ever Sold

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Music is passion and musicians make the world a really beautiful place with their rhythm and tunes. It is through music with which we can express our emotions to our loved ones. It is the music which makes each of our life’s occasions very special.  You can connect music with every moment of your life and make it special to remember for years. Songs give us a soothing feeling.

There were some of the musicians in the world who have given the people the best of the songs to feel the love, hatred, sadness and each of the feelings of humans. These musicians have left some of the precious antiques which sold at the highest prices. Let’s see Top 10 Most Expensive Music Memorabilia Items Ever Sold.

10. Original Artwork for London Calling by the Clash

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The Clash was a popular rock band of England which was formed in the year 1976. They recorded an album named “London Calling” in the year 1979. At that time, a photographer named Pennie Smith took the photograph of artist Paul Simonon who is a member of the band Clash.

His photograph of smashing the guitar on the ground was sold for 72000 pounds. The image gained good popularity all over the world and it is marked as one of the precious images.

9. Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean Glove

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Michael Jackson was the King of the music and is still remembered in billions of hearts of his fans. He always used to wear a shining glove on his right hand made from jewels. He gave this glove to his personal artist, Paul Bedard in the year 1984.

It is made from cream leather and it has a Velcro flap on the back. It has a comfortable fitting and the crystals are sewn by hand. The glove also has rhinestones and it was sold for 231,000 pounds.

8. Jimi Hendrix’s Torched Guitar

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Jimi Hendrix was one of the famous American singers and guitarists. He had many guitars among which Fender Stratocaster. This guitar was burnt by Jimi Hendrix and it had a torch on its body. He first decided to smash it but then did not.

Jimi Hendrix burnt this guitar at the Monterey International Pop Festival which was held in San Francisco. This guitar was sold for 237,000 pounds.

7. KISS’s Stage Costumes

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KISS is an American music band that has four members Paul Stanley (guitar), Gene Simmons (bass guitar), Peter Criss (drums and vocals) and Ace Frehley (lead guitar and vocals). They have a unique face make up as well as costumes.

Each of the costumes of the band members was different and some of the costumes of the members were sold for 238,000 pounds. The costumes of the band were silver and black in color with unique patterns and designs.

6. Ringo Starr’s Copy of the White Album

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Another antique of the year 1968, original vinyl copies had the name of the band printed in the white-colored background. This album has no graphics or anything written on it but only the name of the band.

The vinyl copies were given the numbers and it was designed by Richard Hamilton. These copies were sold for 592,000 pounds and they are one of the most expensive items of music memorabilia in the world.

5. John Lennon’s Hand-Written Lyrics To Give Peace A Chance

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John Lennon was a singer as well as a songwriter from England. He had written the song “Give Peace a Chance” and it was put for an auction. He wrote the song in the year 1969 when he spent 8 days with one of his friends Yoko Ono in Montreal’s Queen Elizabeth Hotel.

These lyrics were sold by Gail Renard who was a student. These lyrics were sold for 629,500 pounds and they are among the most expensive music memorabilia items.

4. Eric Clapton’s Blackie Guitar

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Blackie Guitar is the name of the guitar of Eric Clapton which is a Fender Stratocaster. He played this guitar for the first time in the year 1973 at the Rainbow Concert. Later on, he used this guitar at many other musical concerts and events. Eric Clapton recorded many super hits playing this guitar such as “I Shot the Sheriff”, “Cocaine”, “Wonderful Tonight” and many more.

Eric Clapton performed live many times on stage playing this guitar. Blackie guitar was sold for 718,000 pounds and the funds raised were used for drug rehabilitation.

3. Bob Dylan’s Hand-Written Lyrics to Like a Rolling Stone

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Bob Dylan is a popular American singer, musician, and songwriter. He released a song named “Like a Rolling Stone” in the year 1965. This song became very famous among the music lovers and it was on the number one position in the list of 500 greatest songs.

This song was a milestone for Bob Dylan and it made him famous in many parts of the world. The lyrics of Like a Rolling Stone written by Bob Dylan were sold for 1.2 million pounds. This song became a hit in many countries such as Canada, the Netherlands, and UK.

2. All-Star Fender Stratocaster for Reach Out to Asia

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This is one of the most expensive music memorabilia items sold in the world. This is the guitar that has the signs of some of the world’s popular celebrities like Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton, Brian May, Jimmy Page, and many others.

This guitar was put for an auction in the year 2005 and was sold for 2.1 million pounds and the funds raised from this sale were used for charity purposes for tsunami-affected victims. The auction was held in Qatar where this guitar was sold.

1. John Lennon’s 1965 Rolls- Royce Phantom V

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This Rolls Royce has a limousine body and has amazing colors. The length of the car was 19 feet and its weight was 3 tons. The designs on the car were just stunning and the backseat was converted into a double bed. The tires also had designed. This car was sold for 2.2 million pounds making it the most expensive music memorabilia item sold.

These items are also remembered now for its quality and uniqueness after so many years.

Top 10 Most Expensive Music Memorabilia Items Ever Sold

1. John Lennon’s 1965 Rolls- Royce Phantom V
2. All-Star Fender Stratocaster for Reach Out to Asia
3. Bob Dylan’s Hand-Written Lyrics to Like a Rolling Stone
4. Eric Clapton’s Blackie Guitar
5. John Lennon’s Hand-Written Lyrics To Give Peace A Chance
6. Ringo Starr’s Copy of the White Album
7. KISS’s Stage Costumes
8. Jimi Hendrix’s Torched Guitar
9. Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean Glove
10. Original Artwork for London Calling by the Clash

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