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The Most Bizarre Music Memorabilia Ever Auctioned Off

Have you ever worked in a souvenir store, memorabilia outlet or run an online auction? If so, odds are you have developed a venal, burning hatred for collectors.

Rocks Off isn't going to mince words: collectors are some of the worst people in the world, and rock collectors are the worst among those. We're not talking about someone who wants to own one of George Harrison's old guitars or one of Billy Gibbons' old amplifiers; such things are genuine articles of music history, and can still be used to create new, beautiful things.

We're not even talking about someone who proudly displays an old pair of Elton John's sunglasses on their mantle as a quirky conversation piece, or buys Michael Jackson's "Thriller" jacket for $1.8 million so he can send it on tour to raise money for children's charities.

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John Seaborn Gray