A horseshoe-shaped diamond ring that Elvis Presley wore during his famous 1973 Aloha from Hawaii television special sold for $204,800 at a music memorabilia auction held Saturday at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City. The flashy ring, which features 12 gems, brought in more money than any other item at the “Music Icons” sale, which was hosted by Julien’s Auctions.
Other collectibles that fetched big bucks at the auction included a drum kit played by Santana‘s Michael Shrieve at the 1969 Woodstock festival, which sold for $187,500; and Police drummer Stewart Copeland‘s original TAMA drum set, which went for $121,600. In addition, a jacket that Michael Jackson wore in his “Leave Me Alone” video and the first piano Elvis ever owned both fetched $112,500, while a sketch by John Lennon that laid out the concept for the cover of The Beatles‘ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album sold for $87,500.
A total of more than 380 lots were sold at the auction, bringing in nearly $3 million. You can check out the complete results of the sale at JuliensLive.com.
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