An auction at Christie's of rock n roll memorabilia from some of the hottest bands of the 1960s and 1970s hauled in big bucks Friday, including $20,000 for a Jimi Hendrix album and more than $4,000 for a Rolling Stones' T-shirt.
A copy of Hendrix's "Axis: Bold as Love" album from 1968 inscribed "Thanks for everything" and accompanied by three color photos of the rock star sold for double its presale estimate of $10,000. Three cardboard posters for Hendrix concerts in 1968 and 1969 fetched $10,000, $16,250 and $18,750.
The limited edition, long-sleeved sweater designed to promote the Stones 1973 "Goat's Head Soup" album sold for $4,750. Only about a dozen of them were produced.
Of the T-shirts, a Yardbirds shirt worn by rock journalist Greg Shaw to the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival brought $3,000 while a maroon Led Zeppelin 1973 shirt fetched $1,625.
The auction house said all the T-shirts were bought by U.S. private collectors except for the John Lennon one, which was acquired by an institution it wouldn't name.
>> Apparently only 12 of these sweaters were made. <<
the manufacturer's apparently told an owner of one of them that 50 were made. twelve were given to the Stones & Co, and the rest to onlookers who clamoured for them. check that shidoobee thread for the details: [p081.ezboard.com]