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Joey's original "Chop Suey" lyrics
Chop Suey lyrics

Some of Joey Ramone's leather wardrobe and some of his other personal belongings are hitting the auction block.

A custom-made black leather motorcycle jacket with zebra-skin pocket flaps, cuffs and epaulets is the star item in an online sale of the Queens-raised punk rocker's belongings.

Also up for grabs are a pair of Joey's leather pants and some of his leather accessories, including a leather belt that looks like it's carrying ammo, a spiked wristband and fingerless gloves.

All the items come directly from family of the late Ramones frontman, said Bobby Livingston of Amherst, NH-based RR Auction -- whose long-time employees still tell of when The Ramones stopped in to shop for autographs and rock memorabilia. - [NY Post]

All the Joey Ramone items up for auction will be on public display Thursday (2/7) a Bowery Electric from 5 - 7 PM. Entry is free though they will be taking donations for the Joey Ramone Foundation For Lymphoma Research. If you can't make it down, you can check out all the memorabilia up for bid online. In attendance will be Joey's brother, Mickey Leigh, and Punk Magazine founder John Holmstrom. The auction runs February 14 - 21.

Later Thursday night at Bowery Electric, you can see Wayne Kramer.

Beatles

"Photographs of The Beatles' first US concert, in Washington DC, have sold at a New York auction for $362,000 (£224,000).

Photographer Mike Mitchell took the pictures at the Washington Coliseum gig in 1964, when he was 18 years old.

The 50 silver gelatin prints, which were all sold individually, had been estimated to raise $100,000 (£62,000).

Photos of the Fab Four's second trip to the US that year, in Baltimore, were also sold at the Christie's auction.

Among the highlights of the sale was a backlit shot of the band that Mr Mitchell took while standing directly behind them, which sold for $68,500 (£42,300) - well above its pre-sale estimate of $2,000-$3,000 (£1,200-£1,900).

An image of Ringo Starr, capturing a rare moment as both drummer and lead singer, also sold for $8,125 (£5,000)." [BBC]

The above picture sold for $3750. You can see the full list at Christie's site.

Daft Punk

Estimated Value: Priceless
Item Number 128
Item Description
These are very rare, limited edition Daft Punk toy robots called "Daft Punk 1000% Kubricks" made by the legendary Japanese toy manufacturer Medicom in collaboration with the legendary Hong Kong based toy manufacturers, Silly Thing.
They have both been signed and decorated by Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Momem-Christo, of Daft Punk
They sell new for $2000 for the pair.
They are 25" tall.
... and the bidding is currently at $1900. Other items for sale at "Crafts for a Cause" include a Chan Marshall (Cat Power) "I Love You" painting, an Aziz Ansari caricature, Natalie Portman's worn shoes, an Adam Green t-shirt, a Kimya Dawson tote bag, a Feist shirt, a Devendra Banhart painting, plus stuff by Regina Spektor, Mars Volta, Fleet Foxes, Tegan & Sara, The Strokes, Vampire Weekend, Sia, Norah Jones, and Ed Droste of Grizzly Bear's childhood guitar....

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