Say you’re a major fan of the Beatles? Then you’re in luck, because a collection of Beatles memorabilia will available for bid at a forthcoming auction in Los Angeles. The auction, billed Icons & Idols Rock 'n' Roll auction, is set for Dec. 1 and 2 at the Beverly Hills gallery of Julien’s Auctions. Bids will also be taken online.
Items up for bid include a “first state” copy of the Beatles’ Yesterday and Today album featuring the “butcher cover”; an assortment of negatives from the Abbey Road photo sessions; and even a U.S. dollar bill autographed by each member of the Beatles. It’s funny how a few signatures can make a dollar worth a ton more, huh?
On top of the Beatles memorabilia, the auction will feature guitars signed by Santana, Queen’s Brian May and Jackson Browne, as well as instruments that have been either autographed or played by Elvis Presley, Robert Plant, John Fogerty, Sting and Alice Cooper. Non-instrument items include clothing pieces sported by Aretha Franklin, John Lennon, Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, James Brown, Meat Loaf and more.
In total, over 450 items will be up for auction, with proceeds from many of the items going towards a variety of charities supported by the musicians. Interested parties may view the items early at the Julien’s Auctions gallery from Nov. 19 to Nov. 30. For more details, head to Julien’s Auctions’ official website.