More than 300 of James Brownâs belongings including his infamous black cape and 1986 Grammy Award for âLiving In Americaâ are set to be auctioned off this Thursday, July 17th. According to CBS, Brownâs belongings are expected to fetch $1 million at the auction which will take place at Christieâs auction house in New York. Brownâs furniture, platinum records, handwritten lyrics, and other odds and ends once owned by the icon will go under the hammer to the highest bidder where the least expensive item will start at $300. Christieâs auction house which has previously auctioned items from John Lennonâs estate is confident about the upcoming auction despite a legal battle between trustees of his estate and two of Brownâs former business partners. The latter of the two requested an emergency stay of the sale last week but according to the New York Daily News organizers are confident that the sale will proceed as planned. Brownâs Yamaha baby grand piano from his South Carolina home, encrypted with the words âGodfather of Soulâis also set to be auctioned. The soul legend died a year and a half ago at the age 73.
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