Michael Jackson’s Legendary Leather Jacket Commands $300,000 in Blockbuster Auction.
The iconic black-and-white leather jacket worn by the legendary Michael Jackson in a 1984 Pepsi commercial has fetched an astounding $306,000 at auction, as reported by BBC.
The auction, held in London, witnessed fervent bidding from fans and collectors eager to claim a piece of music history associated with the King of Pop.
The jacket, worn by the King of Pop in the first of a series of Pepsi commercials in 1984, took center stage among over 200 pieces of music memorabilia at the auction. Notable items included a jacket worn by George Michael, a hairpiece from Amy Winehouse, and artifacts connected to music legends like David Bowie, Oasis, and The Beatles.
In a separate Pepsi commercial, Michael Jackson faced a fire accident on set, resulting in serious burns. However, the recently auctioned jacket was not the one worn during that incident.
The King of Pop, who succumbed to cardiac arrest caused by “acute propofol intoxication” in 2009 at the age of 50, continues to captivate fans through the sale of his memorabilia.
Another noteworthy item in the auction was the beehive hairpiece donned by British singer Amy Winehouse in the 2007 music video for “You Know I’m No Good,” featured in her final album, “Back To Black.” This piece garnered $22,900, surpassing its estimated value.
The auction also showcased relics associated with music icons such as Elvis Presley, Queen, and Johnny Marr.
While some items found eager buyers, others, including a Gibson guitar once owned by AC/DC’s Angus Young and a limited edition Yellow Submarine Beatles jukebox, remained unsold.
Mark Hochman, the director of music and posters at Propstore, emphasized that many of these items were being made available to the public for the first time.
Past memorabilia linked to Michael Jackson has consistently commanded substantial prices, exemplified by a black fedora hat worn just before he unveiled his famous moonwalk dance in 1983.