Rock And Roll History Sold At Caribou Ranch Auction

Sources: 9News | All Things Michael


DENVER – A piano used by Elton John, a Corvette that counts Val Kilmer among its passengers and former President Grover Cleveland’s bed were among the items that were auctioned off in Denver on Saturday.

The items come from Caribou Ranch, a legendary recording studio near Nederland that saw everyone from Elton John to John Lennon to the Beach Boys to Chicago to Michael Jackson during its run from 1971 to 1986.

The ranch was put up for sale back in 2013 – and reportedly purchased by the Waltons, the owners of Wal-Mart.

Part of the proceeds from Saturday’s auction go to the Colorado Music Hall of Fame,which will induct Caribou Ranch this spring.

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Check out some of the items that were sold at the auction below:

A Guest Coat Parka Worn by Michael Jackson

Sold for: $5,000

The coat comes with with a signed Michael Jackson Victory Tour headshot, the People Weekly Extra, 1984 November/December featuring a photo of Michael Jackson in the coat and a Victory Tour album, tag reads: Arctic Snorkel Parkas.

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A Michael Jackson Used Red Honda ATC Three Wheeler 

Sold for: $1,875

ATC comes with together with the People Weekly Extra 1984 November/December featuring Michael Jackson driving the three wheeler and a Victory Tour album.

Michael Jackson ATV - Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

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Baby grand piano used by Elton John, Frank Zappa, Michael Jackson and more

Sold for: $52,500

The piano comes with a copy of the Rolling Stone featuring a picture of Michael Jackson and the piano. It’s also the instrument where Elton John wrote and rehearsed hits like “Philadelphia Freedom” and “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me.”

A Wm. Knabe & Co. Baby Grand Piano(Photo: Leslie Hindman Auctioneers)

A Wm. Knabe & Co. Baby Grand Piano(Photo: Leslie Hindman Auctioneers)

President Grover Cleveland’s bed

Sold for: $11,250

The bed was originally used by President Grover Cleveland, but used by Caribou Ranch visitors like Elton John, Michael Jackson and Jerry Lee Lewis.




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