Rare Documents And Stagewear Among Pop Culture Auction's Offerings

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Starting tomorrow at 9 a.m. EDT and running through the 23rd of April, Elton John fans have an opportunity to bid on one-of-a-kind items, including two of his stage outfits.

One is the ''Mozart'' ensemble designed by Bob Mackie which Elton wore while touring Australia with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in 1986. The other, from the seventies, is a gold jumpsuit created by Nudie's Rodeo Tailor for the Goodbye Yellow Brick Road tour.
Another highlight is a shot from Elton's photo session at Jack Robinson's studio in New York. He's seated at the piano, and the lot description says that just 10 days later, the 23-year-old performed live on WABC radio. That concert wound up as the album 11-17-70 (or 17-11-70 in England).
One of the more intriguing items is a Customs Card, signed by Elton in 1994. His birth date can be clearly seen, as can his U.S. address, Manhattan's St Regis Hotel.
Bernie Taupin is represented as well, with a sheet of original lyrics for the 1971 song, Rock Me When He's Gone. Since it includes unused words, this is obviously a working copy.
A preview of the Gotta Have Rock And Roll Pop Culture Auction is now available at
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