In an auction taking place Feb. 28 by Nate D. Sanders Auctions, David Crosby will sell a selection of his personal items, including one of his earliest guitars that he played with in The Byrds in the 1960s, the auction house announced Tuesday.
The items include Crosby's own Gibson guitar and a suede cape that he wore during his time with The Byrds from 1964-1967. Crosby was inducted into the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame as part of The Byrds in 1991 and a second time in 1997 with Crosby, Stills & Nash.
"David Crosby was in the center of the 1960s rock 'n roll maelstrom that turned traditional music upside down," said auctioneer Nate D. Sanders. "It was through his work in The Byrds that psychedelic rock was born and folk rock was popularized in America. The Byrds were also unique because they were the first successful band where the members dressed to their own taste, rather than having a uniform look. David Crosby, in particular, was known for his suede capes, including the one auctioned here."
In addition to the guitar and cape, artwork by Peter Max, personally owned by Crosby, and including a portrait of Crosby, is being sold. The Feb. 28th auction also includes a number of movie-related items, including autographed photos and screen-worn clothing, among them items worn by Oscar-winning Best Actress Jennifer Lawrence in "Silver Linings Playbook."
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