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New World Record Set At $6M For Nirvana Guitar

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In an auction held today June 20, 2020 at Julien's Auctions a bidder bought Kurt Cobain's acoustic guitar used during the infamous MTV Unplugged performance. The purchase cost the lucky buyer a record-setting $6,010,000. The buyer, whose name was announced publicly as the auction concluded in a somewhat unusual occurrence, was Australian Peter Freedman, Founder and CEO of RODE Microphones. The Nirvana MTV Unplugged concert was recorded on November 18, 1993 in MTV's New York City studios and telecast on December 16. The recording went on to be a best seller for Nirvana. The guitar itself is a 1959 Martin...

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Kurt Cobain "Unplugged" Sweater Sets Auction Record

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Over this past weekend, the pale green sweater worn by Kurt Cobain at Nirvana's legendary MTV "Unplugged" taping in 1993 sold for $334,000 at an auction staged by Julien's in New York City. The sale makes it the most expensive sweater ever sold at auction. Cobain tragically took his own life at the age of 27 in Spring of 1994 not long after the famous televised gig. The record-setting memorabilia sale reflects the growing market for collector's items that capture a piece of music history. Interestingly, it was the second time the unwashed, stained sweater had been auctioned. Its previous sale was...

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