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Bob Dylan's Guitar and Music at Auction

Mrrzy 07 Dec 13 - 12:21 AM
Leadfingers 07 Dec 13 - 06:35 AM
BrooklynJay 07 Dec 13 - 07:17 AM
EBarnacle 07 Dec 13 - 10:08 AM
Mark Ross 07 Dec 13 - 12:35 PM
Nigel Paterson 08 Dec 13 - 05:53 AM
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Subject: Bob Dylan's Guitar and Music at Auction
From: Mrrzy
Date: 07 Dec 13 - 12:21 AM

The actual electric guitar he took out at the Newport folk festival and caused all the ruckus... and some music he'd scribbled that they found in the guitar case.

I want the lyrics! Forget the guitar! If any of you are bidding...


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Subject: RE: Bob Dylan's Guitar and Music at Auction
From: Leadfingers
Date: 07 Dec 13 - 06:35 AM

At 600Grand !


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Subject: RE: Bob Dylan's Guitar and Music at Auction
From: BrooklynJay
Date: 07 Dec 13 - 07:17 AM

I thought I heard that the guitar's final selling price was $965,000 USD.

Gee - talk about having "disposable income"!


Jay


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Subject: RE: Bob Dylan's Guitar and Music at Auction
From: EBarnacle
Date: 07 Dec 13 - 10:08 AM

Brooklyn Jay has it right. I question the ethics of an employee keeping an object that his boss left on the plane. It has happened to us on occasion.

Here's the report from Agence France Presse:

Bob Dylan guitar sells for nearly $1mln in New York


The guitar and lyrics were left aboard a private airplane used by Bob Dylan and his band and crew in the months after the 1965 Newport performance. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2013.

NEW YORK (AFP).- An electric guitar on which Bob Dylan performed a legendary set at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965 sold for a record $965,000 at an auction in New York on Friday, Christie's announced.

The price for the 1964 Fender Stratocaster smashed its pre-sale estimate of $300,000-$500,000 and made it the most expensive guitar ever sold at auction, Christie's said.

The identity of the private buyer was not revealed.

The auction house also put under the hammer five sets of lyrics dating back to 1965-66, but sold only one -- an early version of "I Wanna Be Your Lover" called "Midnight Suit" -- for $20,000.

The sale came just days after it was revealed that the legendary American singer has been charged in France for inciting hatred by comparing Croats to Nazis in remarks to Rolling Stone magazine.

Dylan, 72, was charged with the offense during a visit to Paris last month after the comments made last year sparked a complaint from the Council of Croats in France (CRICCF).

"If you got a slave master or Klan in your blood, blacks can sense that. That stuff lingers to this day. Just like Jews can sense Nazi blood and the Serbs can sense Croatian blood," Dylan was quoted as saying in an answer to a question about race relations in the United States.

Dylan was informed of the charges while in Paris for three concerts -- a visit during which the French government also awarded him its prestigious Legion d'honneur.

The charge against him carries a maximum sentence of one year in prison and a fine of up to $61,600, although usually penalties are far smaller, sometimes only symbolic.

Dylan has not commented on the charges.

His three-song electric set at the Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island saw the then 24-year-old evolve from folk-protest singer into an enigmatic rock legend.

Rolling Stone described it as one of the most notable events in music history, but his folk fans were furious.

The guitar and lyrics are in the possession of a daughter of the pilot who flew the private jet used by Dylan and his band in the months after the performance.

Born Robert Allen Zimmerman in 1941, Dylan was the voice of a generation and a giant in the history of American music.



© 1994-2013 Agence France-Presse


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Subject: RE: Bob Dylan's Guitar and Music at Auction
From: Mark Ross
Date: 07 Dec 13 - 12:35 PM

I have a piece of the True Cross for sale.

Mark Ross


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Subject: RE: Bob Dylan's Guitar and Music at Auction
From: Nigel Paterson
Date: 08 Dec 13 - 05:53 AM

I trust the auction house was 100% certain as to the provenance of said Fender.


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Subject: RE: Bob Dylan's Guitar and Music at Auction
From: Van
Date: 08 Dec 13 - 09:40 AM

From an article I read it was authenticated by a guy who said that he could confirm that the grain of the rosewood was identical to that on an old black and white photo of Dylan holding the guitar. Of course he was an expert.
Mark does your piece of the true cross match mine? I also have John the Baptist's right thumbnail for a price. ;)


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Subject: RE: Bob Dylan's Guitar and Music at Auction
From: BrooklynJay
Date: 08 Dec 13 - 12:54 PM

I heard that the guitar was authenticated by its serial number.

We're still waiting, however, for the lab reports regarding that thumbnail.


Jay


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