Mick Fleetwood’s Hanging Balls In “Rumours” Sold For Over £100,000 At Auction
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Mick Fleetwood’s two balls from the cover of Fleetwood Mac’s massively popular Rumours album sold at auction for a whopping £104,000 ($128,000).
The wooden hanging balls were part of a larger collection of instruments, stage costumes, jewelry, and personal things belonging to Fleetwood and his bandmates John and Christine McVie that were auctioned off at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles.
An announcement was made by Martin Nolan, Executive Director and CFO of Julien’s Auctions, just before the sale began: “These pieces from their storied five-decade career represent the mystique and magic of Christine McVie, John McVie, and Mick Fleetwood, whose renowned musicianship, songwriting, vocal harmonies, and camaraderie, have given the world a lifetime of illustrious performances and some of the most beloved and best-selling music ever recorded.”
There were several items from Christine McVie’s personal collection that were auctioned off, including the rust-colored velvet blazer she wore to the 1998 Brit Awards, a 1960s stage-played, chopped, and customized touring Hammond B-3 organ, and the black, lace-up Zadig & Voltaire combat boots she wore to the 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. The $56,250 price tag was much beyond the initial estimate of $10,000 for the outfit McVie wore on the album’s back cover.
The late Christine McVie died last November 30.