Beatles auction seem to be the flavor of the season for musical memorabilia collectors. Recently, we had the
Julien’s auction which will be undertaking the event, has announced several high profile memorabilia from the music world at the Music Icons event 2013, which will include the VOX custom guitar played by the maestros George Harrisons and John Lenon. Built before 1967, Mike Benett and Dickey Denney were the people responsible for creation of the instrument. Later in 1967, John Lennon passed on this instrument to ‘Magic Alex’ Mardas, but not before practicing songs like the ‘I am the Walrus’ during their Magical Mystery Tour, and recording the video session for ‘Hello Goodbye’. For those looking to catch a glimpse of this artifact, do visit the Museum of Style Icons in Newbridge Silverware in County Kildare in Ireland from April 16th to May 18th this year.
Other historic auction items include this Hammond Organ from Elvis Presley’s Graceland home bedroom, which is estimated to fetch between $14,000 and $16,000 at the auction. By 1977, Elvis had gifted the instrument to his friend and dentist, Dr. Lester Hofman after he went for check up to his home. In an authentic letter signed by Sterling Hofman, the wife of the dentist, and also by Stephen M.Shutts, who have gone on record to say the organ came as a surprise from Elvis the day his teeth had been examined. There is also a copy of the photograph showing Dr. Hofman playing this instrument, in Elvis World newsletter #71.