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Alexander Autographs to Offer Rare Michael Jackson Memorabilia

Auctioneers Alexander Autographs have joined forces with Mohegan Sun to sponsor ROCK THE AUCTION, an auction offering nearly 700 lots of important rock and entertainment memorabilia benefiting the VH1 Save the Music Foundation. This important sale will be held be held on October 21&22, 2009 commencing at 2:00p.m. at Mohegan Sun’s Cabaret Theatre. Members of the Media are welcome.

“King of Pop” Michael Jackson is heavily represented in the sale. Of particular interest is Jackson’s 1985 signed release of all rights and royalties to his hit “We Are the World”. Reaching #1 in nearly twenty countries, the song raised $63 million for African famine relief. Jackson’s extensive charitable efforts have been largely forgotten in the media furor surrounding his personal travails and untimely death. Also offered will be Jackson’s custom-made leather jacket worn by him for the “Dirty Diana” video, and a telling set of handwritten lyrics:”.No place to lay my body This stuff ain’t good for me…I plan to give it up.” Other Jackson items will include a signed guitar and trademark black fedora, his first film contract, his personal “Dangerous” Tour jacket, an RIAA Platinum Sales award given him, and more.

Other rare rock items will be offered in this unprecedented sale. Among them is Elvis Presley’s stage-used acoustic guitar, Jimi Hendrix’s black Fender Stratocaster, Prince Purple Rain stage-used outfits, Don Henley’s “Hotel California” acoustic 1950 D-28 Martin guitar, Johnny Cash’s treasured carved wood “snake and owl” walking stick, a one-of-a-kind Beatles Australian tour promotional poster as well as many sets of Beatles signed items, a Britney Spears film-used outfit, Bob Dylan signed harmonica, a 1969 Woodstock poster, John Lennon’s taped interview of Yoko Ono, a suggestive Freddie Mercury letter, and much more. All types of memorabilia from dozens of important bands are included in the sale.

Every lot in the sale may be previewed prior to sale days at Alexander Autographs’ offices in Stamford, CT. Advance notice is required. A catalog is available at (where all lots may also be viewed). Bids may be placed at Alexander’s website, live or online at, pre-registration required.

Alexander Autographs, Inc. and Mohegan Sun are proud to be a part of VH1 Save the Music Foundation’s important work to restore music education in America’s public schools.

Alexander Autographs,, founded in 1991, is a leading auctioneer of fine historic autographs, manuscripts, and other collectibles. Based in Stamford, Connecticut, the company conducts much-anticipated live auctions of superb historical material that delivers history into the hands of our international customer base.