George Harrison's Leather Jacket Sells for $177,000 at Auction
We are indeed living in a material world.
George Harrison’s black leather jacket, which he wore on and off stage during The Beatles' pre-Brian Epstein days in the early '60s, sold for £110,450 (around $177,400) yesterday as part of Bonhams Entertainment Memorabilia sale.
Bidders competed fiercely for the jacket, which Harrison bought for $14 in 1960 in Hamburg, Germany. They also snapped up a pair of the late guitarist's "Beatle" boots for £61,250 (around $98,000). The boots are synonymous with the height of Beatlemania in 1964, and Harrison can be clearly seen wearing an identical pair during the filming of A Hard Days Night, The Beatles' first film.
An item from Harrison's post-Beatles years — the orange western-style shirt he wore at the Concert For Bangladesh in 1971 — took in £23,750, which is something in the ballpark of $37,000.
For more info on the sale, check out bonhams.com.
You Might Also Like...
Get 'AMPLIFi: The Guitar Amp, Reinvented' Free When You Download Guitar World at the Apple Newsstand12 hours 2 min ago
13 hours 43 sec ago
14 hours 40 min ago
15 hours 42 min ago
16 hours 19 min ago
16 hours 40 min ago
17 hours 25 sec ago