Above is a photo of Jerry Lee Lewis’ drivers license from 1998. The item is being sold as part of a new Julien’s Live auction, and there is plenty more musical weirdness (and greatness) where that came from.
Why settle for wearing clothes made to look like what classic rock stars wore when you can bid on the intergalactic pajamas Michael Jackson wore in the “Leave Me Alone” video, Elvis Presley’s “white deerskin North Beach leather ensemble,” or the green cardigan that Kurt Cobain wore during Nirvana’s famous MTV Unplugged show?
Now you don’t have to, as long as you have thousands and thousands of disposable dollars. The starting bid on the three aforementioned items will run you $1,000, $12,500, and $20,000, respectively.
Some items, like a list of songs handwritten by B.B. King, have manageable starting bids of $50. Then there are the astronomically priced items like “the Ludwig bass drumhead used on Ringo Starr’s drum kit for The Beatles’ February 9, 1964, debut performance on The Ed Sullivan Show,” with a starting bid of $400,000.
Other notable pieces of music history up for auction include ten inches of Cobain’s hair, a Lady Gaga dress, the mold used to make Jackson’s fangs from the “Thriller” music video, Whitney Houston’s credit card application, an empty Valium prescription bottle for Elvis, a painting of a sailboat by Frank Sinatra, and so much more.
The listings are a blast to look through, so check out all 321 items for yourself here.