Elton And Bernie's Items Help Make ''Music Icons'' Auction a Success

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Over the weekend, Julien's Auctions held their annual Music Icons event.

One of the lots consisted of a red Yamaha Elton John Signature Series Baby Grand Piano (along with a matching red bench) fitted with a Disklavier Mark IV player system featuring five recordings: Your Song, Rocket Man, Tiny Dancer, Take Me to The Pilot, and Candle in The Wind. The music rack was autographed in gold ink by Elton. The Signature Series was released in 2005 to mark the star's Red Piano concert residency at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas. This wound up selling for $150,000. 
A pair of red, white, and blue striped glasses Elton wore on stage, along with a signed CD, sold well above its estimate: it fetched $35,200. It was expected to raise $4,000-$6,000.
Another lot consisted of Bernie Taupin's signed, handwritten lyrics for Candle in The Wind. It went for $76,800.
Over a thousand items, grossing nearly $5 million, were sold. Some of the other artists represented in the auction were Prince, Madonna, Kurt Cobain, the Beatles, Lady Gaga, Tupac Shakur, Eddie Van Halen, Little Richard, Jimi Hendrix, and the Doors.  
To see how each fared, go  here.
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