Elvis Presley's Peacock Jumpsuit worn during concert appearances in 1974, shown at the press preview "A Rock & Roll History: Presley To Punk" at Sotheby's on June 20, 2014 in New York City.
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By Sam Frizell
June 21, 2014

Does Elvis Presley’s sweat cure the common cold? If it’s caked into a 40-year-old smudged piece of white fabric, does Elvis sweat turn lead into gold, water to wine?

No, it doesn’t. But is Elvis sweat still worth up to $200,000? The answer is yes, probably.

Once in a, ahem, blue moon, some incredible memorabilia rolls through town and shakes up the collectors’ world. A Sotheby’s auction Tuesday is one of those incredible events.

One of the items on sale is a special suit owned by Elvis Presley—that’s the King of Pop to you—that the aging star wore during his Las Vegas performances. Likely to fetch between $100,000 and $200,000, the suit has a green and blue peacock rendered in rhinestones and gold lame on the front and back, CNBC reports. As everyone knows, a bejeweled white jump suit is a nightmare to wash, so it still has Elvis Sweat Stains in the armpits.

Other items include Bob Dylan’s original handwritten lyrics to “Like A Rolling Stone,” corrections and all, which could sell for up to $2 million, and John Lennon’s piano, which was also played by Elton John and David Bowie and could go for $100,000 to $200,000. Also, there are some John Lennon drawings, and Jim Morrison’s Love Her Madly lyrics.

Rock fans, come one, come all.


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