Prince, a prolific guitarist singing with one of his iconic instruments.
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Prince, a prolific guitarist singing with one of his iconic instruments.

More memorabilia items from famous celebrities are up for grabs in an auction. Julien's Auctions announced that one of the guitars from legendary Prince and some lyrics of Beatles songs as written by Paul McCartney will be included at a major music artifacts sale.

The auction house said on Monday, May 4 that the Music Icons 2020 Auction sale will take place on June 19 and 20 in Beverly Hills and live online bidding as well. Other items to be auctioned are black coat from Johnny Cash, handwritten lyrics from the Oasis band, a journal from Jim Morrison of the rock band Doors, and more.  

Prince's custom-made guitar to be sold is a 1984 blue "cloud" guitar which the pop singer-songwriter played in his prime years after the success of "Purple Rain."

Julien's Auctions approximates that the memorable guitar will fetch between $100,000 to $200,000 and calls it "one of the most important guitars from the early years of Prince's career"  that will be up for bidding. The guitar's neck is emblazed with Prince's love "symbol" and there are no more strings attached. The item comes with a purple guitar casing and a printout from Paisley, the guitar-maker.  The literature shows all the "Blue Cloud" guitars that were custom-made and lists Prince's version on number one.  What would be the revolutionary Prince without his guitar?

The other items on the list from the "Purple Rain" singer-songwriter to be sold in the market are 14-karat white gold pendant, a pair of boots, a "love" symbol belt buckle, wedding china, a two-piece suit from the 90s in purple, the color most associated with Prince, among others.

From the Beatles collection, the item for bidding is a lyric sheet handwritten by the Fab Four member Paul McCartney.  The composition page shows cross-outs, revisions and previous drafts of 20 lines for "Maxwell's Silver Hammer," a track from the British band's album with the iconic walk "Abbey Road" released in 1969.  The stationary used was an "Apple Corps Limited, 3 Saville row."  The item is estimated to have a worth between $200,000 and $300,000.

A rare Paris Journal owned by Doors frontman Jim Morrison will be up for bidding as well. The journal is full of poems he wrote prior to his death in 1971. Other items from Morrison is a handwritten poem he composed titled "Ode to L.A. While Thinking of Brian Jones, Deceased,"  and a rare photograph.

Here are more items in the Music Icons 2020 auction:  black duster coat from Johnny Cash which he wore on the cover of 1994's American Recordings, Elvis Presley's belt buckles and jewelry, Michael Jackson's a pair of loafers and several of handwritten lyrics from Oasis' songwriter and lead guitarist Noel Gallagher. Several memorabilia from the Rolling Stones, Whitney Houston, Madonna, Queen, and David Bowie will also be sold. 

The President and CEO of Julien's Auctions, Darren Julien said in his statement that Music Icons 2020 edition features offerings of an "unsurpassed collection of over 700 music items to our thriving international market." The auction house, proud to be presenting the valuable items, said that music fans and collectors will get something from the massive collection  that  "occupy an unparalleled place in music history and pop culture."