Memorabilia belonging to The Rolling Stones, Harry Styles, U2’s Bono and many others were sold at the MusiCares Charity Relief Auction held by Julien’s Auctions on Wednesday, September 9.
According to Julien’s Auctions, Bill Wyman‘s custom Mesa/Boogie bass amplifier rig used during The Rolling Stones’ 1989-90 “Steel Wheels/Urban Jungle World Tour” received the largest bid at $51,200. However, the bid was less than the auction house’s original estimate of $80,000.
Meanwhile, Styles’ cherry red Gibson Memphis ES 335 guitar drew a bid of $28,125, which is over nine times its original estimate of $3,000.
Styles signed the instrument in silver marker, writing the message, “[heart] Treat people with kindness Harry Styles.”
Bono’s handwritten and signed lyrics to U2’s 2017 song “Love Is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way” was auctioned for $22,400, about 11 times the original estimate of $2,000.
“Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way” featured on the band’s most recent studio album, Songs of Experience, which peaked at No. 1 on Billboard 200.
Several other items also came under the hammer including a Gibson SG Standard ’61 guitar in vintage cherry signed by Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin and Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath, which sold for $19,200, nearly five times its original estimate of $4,000.
Ozzy Osbourne‘s stage-worn dress of a black “Gene Meyer New York” shirt with red crystal cross and matching pants was sold at $8,960, while his Oliver Peoples round silver metal glasses received a bid of $7,500.
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