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Music memorabilia from Prince, Jim Morrison, and Paul McCartney are up for auction

And yet again big sums of money are in play

Los Angeles auctioneers Julian’s Auctions are again preparing a big music memorabilia showcase. As Rolling Stone (RS) reports, the big auction will be held in Beverly Hills on June 19th and 20th, 2020 and will be streamed online.

Paul McCartney’s handwritten lyrics are again one of the main attractions. This time the song in question is “Maxwell’s Silver Hammer” from The Beatles’ Abbey Road album. The estimated auction price is between $200,000 and $3000,000.

Other big items include Prince’s custom-made “Blue Cloud” guitar and its purple case, and the estimated brace is anywhere between $100,000 and $200,000. Some other Prince memorabilia will be on auction too.

The new big item in the line is Jim Morrison’s Paris Journal, filled with poems written shortly before the singer’s death in 1971. Morrison will also be represented with some other items at this auction.

RS adds that other items at this annual Music Icons auction include “Johnny Cash’s black duster coat (famously worn on the cover of 1994’s American Recordings), Elvis’ jewelry and belt buckles, a pair of Michael Jackson’s loafers, and several of Noel Gallagher’s handwritten lyrics to Oasis songs – from “Wonderwall” to “Champagne Supernova.”

In separate auction news, Reuters is reporting that “a 1966 manuscript, on which a young Bob Dylan typed and wrote lyrics for a track on his Blonde on Blonde album and another song he later abandoned, went on sale at Sotheby’s auction house Tuesday, May 5, 2020.

According to the news agency, “what makes the manuscript particularly interesting, however, is the presence of a second, abandoned song typed over twelve lines across the top half of the page.”

“The manuscript is valued at £12,000 – £15,000 ($15,000 -$19,000) and will be open to bidding online until May 12.”

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