Music Gear News
Johnny Cash auction raises $700,000
Johnny Cash's personal items have fetched over $700,000 at auction.
The 'Fulsom Prison Blues' singer's possessions, including guitars, handwritten lyrics and costumes smashed original estimates to raise the huge sum at a Los Angeles auction over last weekend.
After a bidding war, a blue denim jumpsuit Johnny is wearing in one of the most famous pictures of him - where he is angrily swearing with his middle finger at the cameramen, mid-performance - finally sold to a Belgian collector for $50,000.
Also among the lots in the three-day auction were a Martin D-28 acoustic guitar, which Johnny had signed and wrote the first four lines of his track 'I Walk the Line' on, which also raised $50,000.
Darren Julien, President and CEO of Julien's Auctions, who held the sale said: "Johnny Cash is a true legend and his collectability spans all continents.
"Bidders from around the world participated in the auction, proving that the Man in Black's legacy will forever live on."
Another lot was a handwritten lyric sheet for a love song called 'I Draw the Line' which featured the couplet: "I have often fallen to the lure of smouldering eyes / and I've given in to the wilder side of me."
Some of the proceeds from the auction will go toward the Musicares charity, which raises money for struggling musicians.
The auction is the first major auction of Johnny's possessions since 2004 when a sale was held to pay estate taxes after Johnny and his wife, June Carter Cash, died in 2003. The auction raised almost $4 million.Posted on 7 Dec 2010 06:30 to category : Music News
Related Music News
Delivered by Choreographer and Theater Director Arlene Phillips, The Bacc For the Future campaign has acquired support of over 100 hundred influential figures
On the 22nd of April, Pink Floyd will be releasing an unheard version of the iconic classic 'Interstellar Overdrive' in celebration of world record day
With an increased quality of specifications right across the board, Apple's eponymous 'iPad' will host a whole generous selection of great new features.
Supported by the likes of Ed Sheeran, Royal Blood, Wolf Alice and many more, Fanfair Alliances new educational guide is available for free download online.
Aiming to provide equal educational opportunities for children across the U.K, NYMAZ outline the importance of technology in today's learning environment.
Suffering from a shortage of funds in recent years, the Welsh educational system has experienced a slump in students who are expressing interest in music.
Recent Music News
Through a collaboration with Martin, Sheeran's latest signature model features artwork from his latest album '÷' and has been built to his exact specifications.
Designed in collaboration with celebrated musician Devin Townsend, Mooer's Ocean Machine blends gorgeous, transient tones with powerful expression and depth.
JHS Pedals give us the lowdown on their latest pedal launches and re-releases from NAMM 2017, with products Shipping to European dealers on April 24th.
Introducing a sleek aesthetic to an established favourite, Arturia's Step Range offer an extensive selection of creative options to the discerning musician.
News has emerged from Superbooth that Behringer will be introducing their brand new Deep Mind 6, a smaller more condensed version of its big brother DeepMind 12
Utilizing innovative features designed to complement the modern piano player, Yamaha's MX88 Synth offers a re purposed design and flawless functionality.