JULIEN’S AUCTIONS UNVEILS “MUSIC ICONS” A MARQUEE COLLECTION OF ITEMS FEATURING THE WORLD’S GREATEST FEMALE MUSIC ARTISTS OF ALL TIME

Dolly Parton’s Jade Green Embellished 1970s Stage and In the Beginning Album Cover Worn Ensemble

Taylor Swift’s 2014 Glamour Magazine Cover Photo Shoot Props: 1991 Translucent Blue Gibson Les Paul Studio Lite Guitar, Retro Polaroid Camera, Music Man Guitar Amplifier, Steamer Trunk, Tambourine and Boho Style Pillows

Madonna’s “Material Girl” Music Video Worn Bathrobe

Amy Winehouse’s Most Prized and Personal Possessions: Hexagon “ARR” Gold Tone Locket, “RL” Yellow Sweater Vest and Bath Oil

Lady Gaga’s RVDK Blue Coat Dress Worn in 2016 Performance of “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me” with Elton John

More than 100 Exclusive Items Offered from The Beatles, Freddie Mercury, Michael Jackson, B.B. King, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Frank Sinatra, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Waylon Jennings, Alex Lifeson, Chris Cornell, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Erik Turner, Slash, Rich Robinson of The Black Crowes, Bill Wyman as well as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, America and Nirvana Among Others

A Collection of Guitars Signed by Lana Del Rey, Noel Gallagher, Tenacious D, Willie Nelson, Dwight Yoakam, Chicago, Tears For Fears, Kenny Loggins, Steve Miller, Goo Goo Dolls, and More with Proceeds to Benefit Gibson Gives x FirstBank Amphitheater Music Education Program

Los Angeles, California – (January 31st , 2024) – This February, Julien’s Auctions who has sold some of the most iconic music artifacts from the past 100 years, presents MUSIC ICONS, a collection of over 100 items with a spotlight on the women who rock from Country Music royalty to the best-selling pop divas of our time taking place Tuesday, February 27th live and online at Julien’s Auctions.

JULIEN’S AUCTIONS LIVE & ONLINE AUCTION

MUSIC ICONS 
Thursday, February 27th, 2024 

Julien’s Studios 
13007 S. Western Avenue, Gardena, California 90249 

Session I: 10:00am Pacific Time
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“This February, Julien’s is celebrating the power of music by the most iconic artists the world has ever known with front and center iconic items from the fiercest female rockers from Dolly Parton to Taylor Swift to Amy Winehouse and Madonna,” said Martin Nolan, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Julien’s Auctions. “We are also proud to announce that a selection of Gibson guitars signed by Lana Del Rey, Willie Nelson, Noel Gallagher and other artists will be a part of our fundraising efforts in our long-standing partnership with Gibson Gives whose proceeds will go toward their music education program with FirstBank Amphitheater.”

In addition, a collection of exceptional Gibson guitars that rock for a cause donated by Gibson Gives– the iconic and leading global instrument brand’s charitable arm that is committed to making the world a better place by supporting nonprofit organizations and developing programs to advance musicians through music education, and health and wellness initiatives worldwide will be presented.

Making a grand entrance on the auction stage will be a selection of props from a famous photo shoot of the world’s biggest Music Icon: Taylor Swift. Swifties will instantly recognize these pieces that were used in the 12-time GRAMMY Award-winning pop culture phenomenon’s 2014 Glamour Magazine cover boho-inspired photo shoot where Swift sports a 70s-style fringe among a curated selection of vintage-style props, including: a 1991 Gibson Les Paul Studio Lite guitar, in translucent cerulean blue finish with weight relieved Mahogany and chromyte body, maple top, original uncovered Gibson Humbucker pickups and original hard case (estimate: $8,000 – $12,000) (photo above right); a circa 1979 Music Man 112 RD 50 amplifier that features a corduroy tolex finish with a rubber handle amplifier (estimate: $1,000 – $2,000) (photo left);

a wooden tambourine with a carved marking that reads “MFB” (estimate: $800 – $1,200); a Polaroid SX-70 Land camera, Model 2 with an attached black shoulder strap (estimate: $400 – $600); a group of bohemian style throw pillows such in a variety of boho inspired prints and fabrics (estimate: $800 – $1,200) (photo right); and a vintage-style steamer trunk featuring a hand-painted water lily design (estimate: $1,000 – $2,000). Each lot is accompanied with the Glamour Magazine issue featuring the spread of Swift and the items which can also be seen here in Glamour’s behind the scenes video shoot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGSe3PDEi7w

When it comes to female pioneers, there is no one greater and mightier than the one and only, Dolly Parton. A sensational piece (photo left) from the early career from the Country Music Icon and ten-time GRAMMY® award-winning singer, with a record fifty GRAMMY® nominations and two Academy Award nominations, will dazzle the auction stage–Parton’s custom-made figure-hugging jade green embellished 1970s stage ensemble worn in 1974 while performing at WBAP’s “Country Gold” in Arlington, Texas and on the cover of her 1978 album In the Beginning. The polyester ensemble with a fitted bodice, bell sleeves, fitted waist and peplum and a pair of fitted bell-bottom trousers is generously embellished with color iridescent glass and brass-tone studs and includes an “Exclusive Design for Dolly Parton” label (estimate: $20,000 – $30,000).

Madonna is back making headlines around the world for her wildly successful The Celebration Tour. Julien’s is celebrating The Queen of Pop’s groundbreaking five-decade career with a costume worn in one of her most iconic music videos: a burgundy The May Company silk robe with black and gold vertical stripes and belt worn by Madonna in her 1984 “Material Girl” music video (estimate: $10,000 – $20,000) (photo right).

Amy Winehouse’s signature style and love for retro fashion are forever immortalized in the public’s imagination and fascination with the GRAMMY Award Winning British rock icon’s mystique. Some of the pop soul diva’s most iconic style statements and beloved personal objects will be offered including: a gold-tone hexagon locket engraved with the initials “ARR” in a diamond shape, with a vertical and diagonal tri-color stripe design, attached to a clasp that belonged to Amy Winehouse (photo left). The locket houses a photograph of Blake Fielder-Civil, Winehouse’s husband from 2007-2009. During the height of her fame, Winehouse was known to only wear about three necklaces, one of which being this locket, considered one of her favorites (estimate: $6,000 – $8,000);

another of Amy’s style staples, a yellow sweater vest, featuring cream-colored trim and the letters “RL” stitched on the left side of the chest with moderate staining throughout (estimate: $300 – $500) (photo right); and a 100ml bottle of Neom Organics Restore organic bath oil, made with jasmine, ginger, and sandalwood, owned by Amy Winehouse (estimate: $300 – $500).

One of the most daring artists of our time whose cutting-edge style is as talked about as much as her ground breaking music will make an appearance on the auction stage. A RVDK blue coat dress worn by Lady Gaga while performing “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me” onstage with Elton John during an outdoor concert in the parking lot of Tower Records in West Hollywood, California, on February 27th, 2016 will be offered, together with a framed sketch of Lady Gaga wearing the coat dress signed by Ronald van der Kemp with handwritten styling notes (estimate: $7,000 – $9,000) (photo left).

At the top of the charts are fine instruments, unique memorabilia and personal objects from some of music’s greatest and most popular male artists: Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Frank Sinatra, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Leslie West, Waylon Jennings, Robin Le Mesurier, Alex Lifeson, Rich Robinson of The Black Crowes, Chris Cornell, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Erik Turner, Slash and Bill Wyman as well as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, America and Nirvana.

A Spalding baseball signed by all four of The Beatles – George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and Ringo Starr. The Beatles signed the baseball for stadium employee Mike Murphy, who was the Giants’ clubhouse assistant manager in 1966 when The Fab Four performed their final concert in the United States at Candlestick Park (the former home of the Giants) in San Francisco, California on August 29th, 1966 (estimate: $50,000 – $70,000) (photo left).

Two sheets of music lyrics handwritten by Freddie Mercury of Queen (photo right). The lyrics, from an unpublished song, read in part, “It’s a world of give and take / a calculated risk reason / Love inside a prison / Destiny at stake / Trapped by your own admission … When you ’an’t handle the strain / The tug of war of being in love / The challenge and the pace human r”ce” (estimate: $20,000 – $30,000).

An oil on canvas painting of a white grid set against an array of color executed by Frank Sinatra signed and dated 1987. The colorful painting was a gift from “The Chairman of the Board,” to close friend and business advisor Daniel Schwartz in the late 1980s (estimate: $20,000 – $30,000) (photo left).

Mick Fleetwood’s 1993 Bill Clinton Inaugural Ball “Performing Artist” custom brown leather jacket featuring shoulder straps, a wool knit hem, an olive-green acetate interior lining, two front pockets, two side pockets, and one interior pocket with an embroidered leather patch that reads, “President and Vice President Inauguration 1993 – Performing Artist – The 52nd Presidential Inauguration” (estimate: $1,000 – $2,000).

Michael Jackson’s 1996 Brit Awards worn jacket custom made by his long-time court of designers Dennis Tompkins and Michael Bush. The King of Pop wore this black rip-stop nylon long-sleeve jacket fit for his royal highness with a white reflective plastic collar, epaulets and decorative piping as he accepted the “Artist of a Generation” Award presented by Bob Geldof at the BRIT Awards held in London, England on February 19th, 1996 (estimate: $40,000 – $60,000) (photo left).

A circa 2000s Stedman Pro Les Paul model electric guitar signed by B.B. King. The guitar features a solid body bolt-on neck rosewood fretboard dual humbuckers with non-original signed Epiphone pickguard (estimate: $2,000 – $3,000) (photo right).

A red Dunlop brand guitar effects wah pedal from the personal collection of Slash signed by the Guns N’ Roses legend in silver tone marker and dated 2018 accompanied by a photograph of Slash holding the pedal (estimate: $1,000 – $2,000) (photo left).

Giving back to the music community that has given the world so much has been part of Julien’s philanthropic efforts through their charity music auctions in their two-decade history. Julien’s Auctions is honored to partner once again with Gibson Gives, the 501(c)(3) non-profit arm of the legendary music brand Gibson, to offer a selection of twenty-two guitars signed by some of the most exciting Music Icons of our time. All proceeds will benefit Gibson Gives and FirstBank Amphitheater music education program whose previous auction initiatives have raised over $47,000 to support the next generation of musicians in Williamson County’s public schools. Highlights include: a Gibson Custom Shop 1959 Les Paul Re-issue Guitar in Dirty Lemon finish with gently-flamed maple top with accurate vintage appearance signed by singer, songwriter, and record producer Lana Del Rey (estimate: $3,000 – $5,000) (photo right);

a 2021 Gibson CS-356 electric guitar, finished in Faded Cherry signed by Oasis lead guitarist and songwriter Noel Gallagher (estimate: $2,000 – $3,000) (photo left); a 2022 Gibson G-Writer Generation acoustic guitar, in a Satin Natural finish and signed by founding Tenacious D members Jack Black and Kyle Gass with additional angel and devil drawings covering the body of the guitar (estimate $1,000 – $1,500); and guitars signed by Willie Nelson, Dwight Yoakam, Chicago, Tears For Fears, Kenny Loggins, Steve Miller Band, Goo Goo Dolls, and more.

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