HARRY STYLES'S GUITAR MORE CELEB MEMORABILIA SOLD AT AUCTION TO BENEFIT MUSICARES
Tuesday, 15 September 2020
Artists have been donating their personal artifacts to MusiCares for their charity auctions. On Wednesday (Sept. 9), a MusiCares Charity Relief Auction managed to raise more than a hundred thousand dollars for the charity's philanthropic work which was held live at Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills.
Reportedly, the item with the highest bid ($51,200) was Bill Wyman’s custom Mesa/Boogie bass amplifier rig which was in use during The Rolling Stones’ 1989-90 Steel Wheels/Urban Jungle World Tour. While impressive, The winning bid as less than the auction house’s original estimate of $80,000.
Fellow English artist, Harry Styles donated the runner-up item in terms of its winning auction bid. Styles’ cherry red Gibson Memphis ES 335 guitar, which houses his signature on the body in silver marker “[heart] Treat people with kindness Harry Styles,” sold for $28,125, more than nine times its original estimate of $3,000.
Bono’s handwritten and signed lyrics to U2’s 2017 song “Love Is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way” was sold off for the price of $22,400 -- 11 times the original estimate of $2,000. The song was featured on the band’s most recent studio album, Songs of Experience, which entered the Billboard 200 at No. 1.
MusiCares additionally announced its next online venture with Julien’s, which will occur during Grammy Week next January 2021.