Friday, September 05, 2008

Rock + Roll + time = money

Back in July the BBC reported that the found Jimi Hendrix torched guitar was expected to fetch £500 000/$884 000 at auction in London in September.

Well, the auction has been and the 1965 Fender Stratocaster that Jimi Hendrix set on fire at the London Astoria in 1967 went for a "measly" £280 000/$495 000. Read all about it here.
There's also a link to The Fame Bureau ("with a passion for history") who organize these auctions of music memorabilia.

It's fascinating looking at all the stuff for sale. Page after page of instruments, clothes, posters, contracts... But we also get a sense of the slightly macabre looking at music and memories converted to dollars and cents, pound and pennies.

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