mar16-518_med Beatles John Lennon Original Grammy Award for "Michelle"

In 1966, Michelle was named the Grammy's Song of the Year. The original Grammy was sold back in 2004 at Christie's and is now on the market again at Gotta Have Rock & Roll.

The song featured on the Rubber Soul album, 1965, and was a particularly unique song for the Beatles as it included French lyrics.

Decades on from Lennon's Grammy win, in 2010, the song was awarded the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song by President Barack Obama. In a ceremony at the White House, Paul McCartney dedicated the song to Michelle Obama, who reportedly sang along.

Paul McCartney, on June 2 2010, singing "Michelle" to First Lady Michelle Obama during an event honoring McCartney as winner of the annual Gershwin Prize. Image via The White House Paul McCartney, on June 2 2010, singing "Michelle" to First Lady Michelle Obama during an event honoring McCartney as winner of the annual Gershwin Prize.
Image via The White House

It was also reported that Michelle remarked, that growing up on the South Side of Chicago an African-American girl, she never imagined that one day Paul McCartney would serenade her as the First Lady of the U.S.

17898a_med Bob Dylan Handwritten & Signed Working Lyrics for "It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry"

These are Bob Dylan's rare handwritten and signed working lyrics for his song It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry. Dylan recorded the final version on July 29, 1965 and it was first released on his seminal album Highway 61 Revisited.

George Harrison and Bob Dylan George Harrison and Bob Dylan perform during the Concert for Bangladesh benefit concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City Image via Needsomefun.net

Dylan played the album version of the song live for the first time as part of his set in the August 1971 Concert for Bangladesh. From the collection of Eve McKenzie, the lyrics come with a letter of provenance from her son Peter. Dylan lived with the McKenzie's in Greenwich Village when he first came to New York City in the early 1960's and was playing at small venues in the Village.

mar16-241_med Kurt Cobain Rare Handwritten Stage Used Concert Set List With Original Ticket

A very rare Kurt Cobain handwritten Nirvana set list from a early Sub Pop records show. This set list was handwritten by Cobain, making this piece particularly rare as they were usually written by Dave Grohl or Krist Novoselic. This set list and the original ticket stub was for a Sub Pop gig at Duffy's Tavern in 1990.

Nirvana performing at Duffy's Tavern in 1990 Nirvana performing at Duffy's Tavern in 1990

As Cobain took to the stage at Duffy's Tavern, he is rumored to have shouted out to the crowd "We're gonna have a rock 'n roll party tonight...You folks out there like tequila?"

mar16-038_med Beyoncé Lady Gaga "Telephone" Video Worn Atsuko Kudo Yellow Latex Dress

Beyonce on Atsuko Kudo Image via MTV Beyonce on Atsuko Kudo
Image via MTV

In 2010, powerhouses Lady Gaga and Beyonce joined forces to release Telephone. The video, directed by Jonas Åkerlund, was named by NME as number 3 in a list of the 50 Best Music Videos of 2010. The 9-minute-long video sees Beyonce bail Gaga out of jail and is filled with icons from American pop culture, such as the ''Pussy Wagon'' which Beyonce drives, originally driven by Urman Thurman in Kill Bill: Vol. 1.

In the diner scene, Beyonce can be seen wearing the bright yellow bustier dress by fashion house Atsuko Kudo.

The designer describes itself as ''Couture Latex Design'' and is favoured amongst the rich and well-dressed, with fans including Ariana Grande, Daisy Lowe, Rita Ora, Kim Kardashian, Cheryl Cole, Bjork and Nicki Minaj.

Kim Kardashian in Atsuko Kudo and Kanye West at the GQ Men of the Year awards in 2014 Image via Anthony Harvey Kim Kardashian in Atsuko Kudo and Kanye West at the GQ Men of the Year awards in 2014
Image via Anthony Harvey

Christina Aguilera Stage Worn Black and Yellow Leather Chaps Christina Aguilera Stage Worn Black and Yellow Leather Chaps

Never has a list on Barnebys featured two items of yellow plastic clothing. Perhaps one of the most infamous pieces of stagewear from the 21st century are Christina, or Xtina as she referred to herself at the time, Aguilera's chaps. Christina wore these, or an identical pair, during a performance at Brooklyn Bridge in October 2002.

Christina Aguilera in 2002 Image via Celeb Buzz Christina Aguilera in 2002
Image via Celeb Buzz

18459a_med Elvis Presley Owned & Worn Long-Sleeved "Peacock" Shirt

This shirt was purchased for Elvis by Richard Davis, his long time valet and close friend. It was bought from Sy Devore, where they would often buy clothes from in Las Vegas and Hollywood. Elvis loved peacocks and even owned some at one time in Graceland - one of his most famed jumpsuits was his Peacock Jumpsuit. The shirt is accompanied by a letter of provenance from Richard Davis.

Sy Devore was responsible for keeping the cool men of the 1960's sharp. As well as regular Elvis, his clients included John Wayne, Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, Sammy Davis Jr and even President John F. Kennedy.

For the 1960 Ocean's 11 movie, Devore designed all of the Rat Pack's close-cut suits. Leonard Freedman, who worked with Devore, explained that the narrow lapels, high-banded shirts, one-inch ties, and low-button stances on the suits were all designed to make the cast look taller.

He designed a high-collared cotton shirt which he named the Dean Martin and sold for $8. Devore made a custom shirt for his long-time customer Jerry Lewis with a design that was never replicated for anyone else.

Ocean's 11 Image via GQ Ocean's 11
Image via GQ

All items featured will be featured in Gotta Have Rock & Roll's The Rock & Roll Pop Culture Auction, which is live now until April 8, 2016. Check out the full catalog here.

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