A collection of more than 700 Fleetwood Mac memorabilia is expected to fetch thousands when it comes under the hammer in December.
The sale includes items belonging to three members of the award-winning British-American rock band – Mick Fleetwood and Christine and John McVie – from their five-decade music career.
Lots include instruments, awards, clothing, equipment and memorabilia from the trio’s seminal recordings, live performances and performances, as well as furniture, artwork, jewelry and personal effects from their homes.
The auction will be held by Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles on December 3rd and 4th, with a portion of the proceeds going to MusiCares.
Highlights of the auction include Fleetwood’s Rumors hanging-ball album covers estimated at $100-200,000 (£88-176,000).
The musician’s talking drum played on stage, Zildjian’s traditional 40-inch gong, Bill Clinton’s autographed drumhead and setlist for the farewell concert, as well as his 1998 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame award will also be on offer.
Christine McVie’s Rumors dress with matching photo album cover and Yamaha C3 ‘Songbird’ baby wings are expected to cost up to $20,000 (£17,600) and $60,000 (£53,000) respectively.
John McVie’s Rumors electric bass guitar with stainless steel fretboard, to be matched with photos, is expected to fetch $40-60,000 (£35-53,000).
The instrument was used extensively by John McVie from 1976 to 1980, both in the studio and on stage, most notably on The Chain, which features one of the most iconic bass breaks in rock ‘n’ roll history.
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Despite its turbulent history, Fleetwood Mac became one of the most well-known rock bands of the 1970s and 80s, consisting of Fleetwood and the McVies, as well as Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks.
Perhaps their best-known record, Rumors, released in 1977, became one of the best-selling albums of all time and included hits like “Go Your Own Way,” “Second Hand News,” and “You Make Loving Fun.”
In addition to several multi-platinum titles, the record sold over 40 million copies worldwide.
Buckingham was bitterly fired in 2018 and later took his former bandmates to court over the sacking.
“Julien’s Auctions is honored to offer this exceptional collection of music history, straight from the legendary three members of one of the most influential rock ‘n’ roll bands of all time, Fleetwood Mac,” said Martin Nolan, Executive Director of Julien’s Auctions.
“Across their storied five-decade careers, these tracks represent the mystique and magic of Christine McVie, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood, whose renowned musicianship, songwriting, vocal harmonies and camaraderie have given the world a lifetime of illustrious performances, some of the world’s most popular and best-selling.” music ever recorded.”
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/music/fleetwood-mac-memorabilia-to-go-under-the-hammer-in-us-42045651.html Fleetwood Mac memorabilia go under the hammer in the USA