Rock artifacts went up for auction this week, including Kurt Cobain’s “Unplugged Sweater”.

By jsmith on October 28, 2019
NEW YORK, NY – MAY 16: Kurt Cobain’s Univox electric guitar played and destroyed by Cobain at Nirvana’s July 13. 1989 concert at Maxwell’s in Hoboken, New Jersey is displayed during Julien’s Auction Music Icons Press Exhibition at Hard Rock Cafe, Times Square on May 16, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

Which do you think would be more expensive

Kurt Cobain’s smelly sweater, or Elvis Presley’s Car?

By Jon Smith:


Both of those items were among the hundreds of one of a kind items that went up for sale at Juliens Rock and Roll Auction over the weekend at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City.  Literally millions of dollars changed hands for relics that included costumes worn by Michael Jackson, guitars played onstage by KISS, and a full drum kit used by Black Sabbath.


Some of the items that really caught my attention?  How about a Les Paul guitar that was owned by Les Paul? Not only that but the Les Paul was given to Les Paul after being signed by Eddie Van Halen!


Or maybe a snare drum used by Keith Moon while on tour with The Who in 1970-1971


Those would be considered smaller ticket items compared to a Harley Sportster, or a Mercedez Benz, both owned by ELVIS PRESLEY.


But I’ll be honest..  never in a thousand years would I believe that the dirty cardigan worn by Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain would fetch more than TRIPLE the price for a Benz driven by Elvis..  Though, that’s exactly what happened. A private bidder paid more than a quarter-million dollars for the sweater last worn in 1993 and has not been washed since.  (Having been a Nirvana fan in 1993, I would imagine it was last washed several years before that, but I can’t be sure)

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