MusiCares Foundation announces charity auction items

Proceeds Benefit MusiCares, a Recording Academy Charity to Support the Music Community in Times of Need

Julien’s Auctions has announced the marquee lineup of items to be sold at MusiCares Charity Relief Auction, taking place Wednesday, September 9th live in Beverly Hills and online at juliensauctions.com with advance online bidding starting Monday, August 17th.

The items offered by artists, athletes and entertainers includes Barbra Streisand, Bee Gees, Bill Wyman, Billie Eilish, Blake Shelton, Brandon Flowers (The Killers), Carlos Santana, Carole King, Cher, Chrissie Hynde, Coldplay, Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr., Depeche Mode, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Hans Zimmer, Joan Jett, John Stamos, Ozzy Osbourne, Patti Smith, Peyton Manning, Rhett Atkins, Rick Fox, Sir Tom Jones, Snoop Dog, Thomas Rhett, Tom Petty, Tom Waits, Willie Nelson and more in a charity auction to benefit MusiCares, the charitable foundation which provides aid to artists and music community professionals in times of need.

Highlights include an animal print caftan with blue flower accents worn by Barbra Streisand in her role as Roz Focker in the film Meet the Fockers (estimate: $3,000-$5,000); Dave Gahan’s metallic silver blazer stage worn while performing with Depeche Mode throughout the band’s 2013 tour (estimate: $3,000-$5,000); a black Fender Squier Stratocaster signed by Depeche Mode members Dave Gahan, Andy Fletcher, and Martin Gore (estimate: $2,000-$3,000); a Gibson American Eagle LG-2 acoustic guitar signed by Taylor Swift, who has added “[heart] 89” to her signature (estimate: $2,000-$3,000); a Taylor Academy 12e-N acoustic guitar signed by Willie Nelson (estimate: $1,500-$2,500); a black “VINCE” T-shirt worn by Brandon Flowers while performing on stage (estimate: $3,000-$5,000); a Gibson SG Standard ‘61 guitar in vintage cherry signed by Robert Plant (Led Zepelin) and Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath) (estimate: $4,000-$6,000); a black leather jacket worn by John Stamos in Full House accompanied by a handwritten postcard by Stamos that reads, in part, “One of my fav leather jackets from Full House/Hate to part with it but anything for MusicCares” (estimate: $6,000-$8,000) and a 1989 Full House script signed by Stamos and some of the show cast members (estimate: $2,000-$3,000); an orange silk Mariko jacket worn by Carole King as part of her disguise when she went incognito to watch her Broadway play Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (estimate: $3,000-$5,000); a Paul Reed Smith limited edition Carlos Santana Abraxas SE limited edition guitar signed by Carlos Santana (estimate: $4,000-$6,000); a Remo Ambassador drum head signed by Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland, and Will Champion staged used on Coldplay’s A Head Full of Dreams Tour from 2016 to 2017 (estimate: $3,000-$5,000); a dark gray leather jacket worn by Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees for a photograph taken by Randee St. Nicholas as well as on the cover of a 2001 TV Guide (estimate: $4,000-$6,000) and a Samick model LW-028G/SA acoustic guitar signed by Bee Gees members Barry, Maurice, and Robin Gibb (estimate: $2,000-$3,000); Ozzy Osbourne’s stage worn ensemble of a black “Gene Meyer New York,” shirt with red crystal cross and matching pants (estimate: $6,000-$8,000) and his Oliver Peoples round silver metal glasses (estimate: $3,000-$5,000); Keith Urban’s signature Junior Player guitar from the Urban Guitar Collection signed in gold marker “Keith Urban 2020” with peace sign (estimate: $2,000-$3,000); Ronnie Wood’s signed lithograph “Decades 50’s” (estimate: $2,000-$3,000); an Epiphone Pro 1-NA acoustic guitar, signed by Rascal Flatts members Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus, and Joe Don Rooney (estimate: $2,000-$3,000); two posters celebrating Dolly Parton and Kelsea Ballerini at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville (estimate: $800-$1,200); a single sheet of handwritten and signed lyrics by Bono to the 2017 song “Love is Bigger than Anything in its Way” (estimate: $2,000-$3,000); a Gucci metallic blue tracksuit with blue, white, and red stripes, owned and worn by Elton John (estimate: $4,000-$6,000); a group of records and books belonging to Patti Smith, some signed including a softcover copy of Smith’s book “Patti Smith Complete 1975-2006” signed July 2020 “People Have the Power Patti Smith”; a hardcover copy of Smith’s book “Devotion,” “Just Kids”, an unopened copy of Smith’s Soundwalk Collective albums, Mummer Love and The Peyote Dance, together with an assortment of pins (estimate: $2,000-$3,000); a long-sleeved denim button down shirt signed on the left pocket by Eric Clapton (estimate: $3,000-$5,000); a quilted black and silver jacket with crystal and stone designs worn by Cher at an event at the Taj II in New York City in 2017 with a custom designed black microphone pouch (estimate: $4,000-$6,000); Fender California Coast black ukulele with yellow abstract pattern signed by Billie Eilish (estimate: $2,000-$4,000); a concert program signed by Blake Shelton and a promotional T-shirt from his 2009 tour (estimate: $800-$1,200); and more.

Designated lots will share proceeds with MusiCares and the Grand Ole Opry Trust Fund, including items signed by artists who have played Opry shows without an audience in attendance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Half of Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr.’s 2018 DAYTONA 500 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 sale’s proceeds will go towards MusiCares and the other half to The Petty Family Foundation.

The Musicares Relief Fund Auction Catalogue by Julien’s Auctions will be held Monday, September 7th through Friday, September 11th from 11 am until 5 pm PT. It’s free to the public. The online auction will run Wednesday, September 9th starting at 10 am PT at juliensauctions.com.

Registration is required to bid in this online auction and can be done in person at the exhibition, or online before the sale at the JuliensAuctions.com Registration page to bid by phone, proxy or in person, or online at JuliensLive.com to bid live online, or by calling (310) 836-1818.

Bidding will be held through Julien’s Auctions Online Live in Real Time at JuliensLive.com.; via phone through an auction house representative; in person or via absentee.

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.