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Johnny Hallyday, Mylène Farmer, Georges Brassens... Their memories at auction at Drouot


Gold records, stage costumes, locks of hair, contracts, sheet music, photos, microphones are scattered on Saturday.

It's a ritual: just before the end of year celebrations, the expert Fabien Lecoeuvre and the Coutau-Bégarie & Associés house are organizing a sale at Drouot of souvenirs linked to the stars of French and international song.

Alain Bashung, Patrick Juvet, Charles Aznavour, Mylène Farmer, Léo Ferré, Renaud, Marc Lavoine, Patricia Kaas and even the 2be3... The poster is full of glitter.

The sale of these "memorabilia" is scheduled for Saturday, December 10 and the visit to the exhibition takes place on Friday at the auction house.

The objects do not come directly from the artists' estates, many of whom are still on stage, but from those of their hairdressers, costume designers, authors, secretaries, bodyguards and other people in their immediate circle.

"When the fans already have all the albums and DVDs, they look for objects with the singer's DNA such as his stage costumes with traces of sweat, his locks of hair...



explains Fabien Lecoeuvre for whom the singers most quoted in the auctions are Johnny Hallyday, Claude François, Michel Sardou, Renaud, Serge Gainsbourg, Telephone and Mylène Farmer.

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This year because of the commemorations of the Five years after his death, Johnny Hallyday remains a very profitable business (1943-2017), more than a hundred lots linked to the rocker appear in the catalog.

The 100,000 collectors of


's singer will have a choice.

There is something for all prices and for all tastes.

Among the curiosities, we find his yellow Armani flip-flops with the traces of his feet (120-160 euros), his touring suitcase which never left him between 1987 and 1993 with his half-filled bottle of whiskey (1000-1400 euros) but also two locks of hair (lots 228 and 228 bis).

“In 2020, I sold one for 6600 euros, in 2021 for 4300 euros.

These date from the 1980s. They are priced at 800-900 euros and 1800-2000 euros”

, explains Fabien Lecoeuvre.

Major rocker collectors are specifically interested in the 1960s and 1970s.

They will take a close look at Levi's jackets, vintage pieces copied from Elvis' outfits in the movie

Loving You

(lot 291) and western shirts bought in the United States in the 1960s (lots 307 to 311).

While waiting for the opening of his house on rue de Verneuil in Paris, scheduled for spring 2023, fans of Serge Gainsbourg will be able to buy one of his jeans (lot 214) and the original gold record for the album

Auxarmes et cetera

(lot 207) offered for sale between 2000 -2500 euros.

The 45th anniversary of the disappearance of Claude François (1939-1978) will be celebrated in 2023. In the meantime, the catalog is full of memories.

A piece of shirt autographed in 1969 is priced at 500-600 euros (lot 163).

Her bathrobe worn in 1973 (lot 170) is at 1200-1400 euros.

One of the most valuable lots is his mythical silver lamé stage costume worn in 1974-1975, on sale for 9,000-12,000 euros (lot 178).

If a large Georges Brassens sale was suspended this fall by the courts, here we find five lots from the singer of Sète: posters, an original manuscript of the song

L'Inestimable Sceau

dated October 23, 1979 (1500 to 1800 euros), a tie and a handwritten letter from Victor Hugo bought in the 70s by Brassens (lot 111, starting price 800 to 1000 euros).

The end of the catalog is dedicated to Michel Sardou.

Several gold and platinum discs and an amusing comic strip dated 1978 where

Vladimir Illitch

's singer leads the investigation alongside France Gall (lot 379, on sale for 300-400 euros).

Source: lefigaro

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