Music Icons From Dolly Parton to Taylor Swift on Sale at Julien’s

This February, Julien’s Auctions, which has sold some of the most iconic music artefacts from the past 100 years, presents MUSIC ICONS, a collection of over 100 items with a spotlight on the women who rock, from Country Music royalty to the best-selling pop divas of our time.

Taking place on Tuesday, February 27th live and online at Julien’s Auctions, the sale features Dolly Parton’s jade green embellished 1970s stage and In the Beginning album cover worn ensemble; Taylor Swift’s 2014 Glamour Magazine cover photo shoot props, a 1991 Translucent Blue Gibson Les Paul Studio Lite guitar, retro Polaroid camera, Music Man guitar amplifier, steamer trunk, tambourine and boho-style pillows; Madonna’s Material Girl music video worn bathrobe; some of Amy Winehouse’s most prized and personal possessions: a Hexagon “ARR” gold tone locket, “RL” yellow sweater vest and bath oil; and Lady Gaga’s RVDK blue coat dress, worn in the 2016 performance of Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me with Elton John.

Some of pop soul diva Amy Winehouse’s most iconic style statements and beloved personal objects will be offered including: a gold-tone hexagon locket engraved with the initials “ARR” in a diamond shape, with a vertical and diagonal tri-colour stripe design, attached to a clasp that belonged to Amy Winehouse . The locket houses a photograph of Blake Fielder-Civil, Winehouse’s husband from 2007-2009. During the height of her fame, Winehouse was known to only wear about three necklaces, one of which being this locket, considered one of her favourites (estimate: $6,000 – $8,000);


Also featured in the sale are more than 100 exclusive items offered from The Beatles, Freddie Mercury, Michael Jackson, B.B. King, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Frank Sinatra, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Waylon Jennings, Alex Lifeson, Chris Cornell, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Erik Turner, Slash, Rich Robinson of The Black Crowes, Bill Wyman, The Rolling Stones, America and Nirvana among others; and a collection of guitars signed by Lana Del Rey, Noel Gallagher, Tenacious D, Willie Nelson, Dwight Yoakam, Chicago, Tears For Fears, Kenny Loggins, Steve Miller, Goo Goo Dolls, and more, with proceeds going to benefit Gibson Gives x FirstBank Amphitheater Music Education Program.

A sensational piece from the early career of country music icon and ten-time GRAMMY® award-winning singer, with a record fifty GRAMMY® nominations and two Academy Award nominations, will dazzle the auction stage – Dolly Parton’s custom-made figure-hugging jade green embellished 1970s stage ensemble worn in 1974 while performing at WBAP’s “Country Gold” in Arlington, Texas and on the cover of her 1978 album In the Beginning. The polyester ensemble with a fitted bodice, bell sleeves, fitted waist and peplum and a pair of fitted bell-bottom trousers is generously embellished with colour iridescent glass and brass-tone studs and includes an “Exclusive Design for Dolly Parton” label (estimate: $20,000 – $30,000).

Thursday, February 27th, 2024
Julien’s Studios, 13007 S. Western Avenue, Gardena, California 90249
Session I: 10:00am Pacific Time

Registration is required to bid in this auction and can be done in person on the day of the auction, or online before the sale at For inquiries, please email or call 310-836-1818.

See also: Icons: Playboy, Hugh Hefner, And Marilyn Monroe from Julien’s Auctions

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