NEW YORK — An auction
at Christie’s of rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia from some of the hottest
bands of the 1960s and ’70s hauled in big bucks Friday, including
$20,000 for a Jimi Hendrix album and more than $4,000 for a Rolling
A copy of Hendrix’s “Axis: Bold as
Love” album from 1968 — inscribed “Thanks for everything” and
accompanied by three color photos of the rock star — sold for double
its pre-sale estimate of $10,000.
Three cardboard posters for Hendrix concerts in 1968 and 1969 fetched $10,625, $16,250 and $18,750.
The limited edition, long-sleeved sweater designed to promote the
Stones’ 1973 “Goat’s Head Soup” album sold for $4,750. Only about a
dozen of them were produced.
Of the T-shirts, a Yardbirds shirt worn by rock journalist Greg Shaw to
the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival brought $3,000 while a maroon Led
Zeppelin 1973 shirt fetched $1,625.
A short-sleeved white shirt with green sleeves with the words “War is
over! If you want it” from the John Lennon song “Happy Xmas (War Is
Over),” sold for $1,875, just below its $2,000 estimate.
The auction house said all the T-shirts were bought by U.S. private
collectors except for the John Lennon one, which was acquired by an
institution it wouldn’t name.
The prices included the buyer’s premium.