DALLAS – It is, quite simply, one of the most recognizable accessories worn on stage in the history of popular music: a Michael Jackson personally owned crystal-studded glove worn on stage during the Victory Tour (1984) will thrill his fans at Heritage Auctions’ Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Auction Aug. 8-9. View the fully illustrated catalog on LiveAuctioneers.
Jackson was known for his style, from his sunglasses to his sequined jackets. But perhaps none is more immediately identifiable than the single glove he wore at the height of his popularity.
The July-December 1984 Victory tour was the last tour that included all six Jackson brothers (although Jackie missed some of it because of an injury). Over the six months, the Jacksons performed 55 concerts to a combined audience of roughly 2 million people.
“This is an incredibly important piece of music memorabilia, worn on stage by one of the most popular stars of all time,” said Garry Shrum, director of Heritage Auctions’ Entertainment & Music Memorabilia. “That he wore this during the Victory tour, the last time the Jackson brothers all performed together, makes it even more valuable, because there never was another like it.”
The two-day auction also boasts a rare concert poster featuring a “who’s who” of 16 of the top 1950s musical acts.
A 1958 Alan Freed “Big Beat” Rare Concert Poster brings together many of the decade’s top hitmakers from rock ’n’ roll and do-wop music, including Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly and the Crickets, Chuck Berry and Frankie Lymon. The stable of stars appears on the poster under the name and photo of Alan Freed, the hugely popular American disc jockey and promoter who some have credited with coining the rock ’n’ roll name.
The poster is extraordinarily rare, one of just five known to exist – one each from five different shows on the Big Beat tour, including this one trumpeting a concert at the Orpheum Theatre in Madison, Wisconsin. The five remaining posters are understandably elusive; the one offered here is the first to be made available to the public in this century.
Each act is listed along with the name of one or more of its greatest hits, many of which remain extremely popular more than six decades after, including Jerry Lee Lewis’s Great Balls of Fire, Buddy Holly & the Crickets’ Peggy Sue, Chuck Berry’s Sweet Little Sixteen and Danny and the Juniors’ At the Hop.
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