€300 will get you into an ’80s groove

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - NEWS - lmur­phy@irish­times.com

Fancy nab­bing yourself a fe­dora once worn (and au­to­graphed) by Michael Jack­son? How about Rory Gal­lagher’s replica Stra­to­caster and amp, bought by the leg­endary gui­tarist from Crow­ley’s Mu­sic Store in Cork in 1963? Per­haps you’d pre­fer to pore over a signed let­ter by John Len­non and Yoko Ono dat­ing from 1972?

All of these items and more are be­ing auc­tioned by Whyte’s of Molesworth Street on May 31st. If you’ve got the cash, you can put in a bid for a signed post­card sent from Ger­many by Elvis Pres­ley dur­ing his army stint (¤800¤1,200), an au­to­graphed U2 con­cert pro­gramme (¤400-¤600), or a life-size sculp­ture of Sex Pis­tols front­man Johnny Rot­ten (¤2,000-¤3,000). On the slightly more af­ford­able end of the scale, there are items such as Madonna’s Live Aid jacket from 1985 (¤300-¤500), a Cran­ber­ries cas­sette tape from 1990 (¤300-¤500), or a wa­ter­colour por­trait of Elvis Costello (¤300 -¤400).

View­ings of all items will be held at Whyte’s from May 28th - 31st. See whytes.ie.

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