Last Saturday W&H Peacock held a pop and rock auction which included a number of items pertaining to the Rocket Man.
Among the treasures was an 18 carat yellow gold Cartier ring with 39 diamonds in brick design – signed and numbered. It was originally sold by Sotheby’s in 1993 as part of the luminary’s Jewels Collection Auction. This time around, the piece went for £3,600.
Other EJ memorabilia included a blue velour piano stool, which fetched 280 pounds, and an award Elton received for the sales in France of The Very Best Of CD (netting 340 pounds). Other artists were represented as well. A Led Zeppelin guitar, for instance, brought in 1,200 pounds. The total ‘hammer price’ of the auction was in excess of £20k.
And on February 26, a charity auction included a Terry O’Neill print of Elton, which sold for 4,000 pounds. The Sound & Vision event is Cancer Research UK‘s annual fund-raiser that celebrates music, the people who make it and the images it inspires.
Now in its fourth year, the event brings together the music and creative industries in the magical venue of Abbey Road Studios for a spectacular evening of entertainment.