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The hat Michael Jackson wore in “Billie Jean” will be auctioned in France

The piece shown by the artist 40 years ago in the choreography that contained the famous moonwalk is estimated at R$ 520 thousand

It remained on the head for a few seconds Michael Jacksonmore precisely during the first bars of the video Billie Jean, according to the choreography shown to the world on March 25, 1983. The video was broadcast on May 16, 1983 by the American network NBC to celebrate 25 years of the famous Motown record label.

The hat that Jackson threw off the stage as soon as he started dancing is a Fedora, estimated today at between 60,000 and 100,000 euros (around R$313,000 and R$520,000).

The work is part of a lot of 200 objects from the world of rock and pop and will be put up for sale at the Parisian auction house Hôtel Drouot. It’s the same company that auctioned off a vintage guitar last year. Noël Gallagher, that the musician left backstage before his band’s concert Oasis. The broken guitar that announced the end of the group was sold for 385,500 euros.

Going back to Michael Jackson, there was one lucky guy in the audience. “A certain Adam Kelly – accredited for the exhibition of March 25, 1983 – took the hat, thinking that the singer’s team would recover it, but no one did”, Arthur Perault, general director of the Artpèges gallery, which organizes the sale with the ‘Lemon Auction.

The sale of objects related to the world of popular music has established itself as one of the main vectors in the world of auctions. Recently, a thousand objects belonging to the British singer Freddie Mercury reached 46.5 million euros (almost 50 million dollars), a record for this type of collections, explained the Sotheby’s auction house.


Source: Terra

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