Christine McVie's unexpected death last Wednesday at the age of 79 later resulted in big bucks for Julien's Auctions' sale this past weekend of Fleetwood Mac instruments and memorabilia.
The dress Christine wore on the back cover of the Rumours album sold for $56,250 -- five times its estimated price of $10,000. The dress she wore to the 1976 Rock Music Awards sold for $31,250, and the two dresses she wore at the American Music Awards in 1978 went for $16,000 and $12,800.
Christine’s piano accordion, which she used in concert when they performed "Tusk," sold for just over $11,500. Christine’s speaker and microphones fetched $37,500 -- which is 37 times their original estimated value, and two Hammond B3 Organs went for $28,125 and $18,750.
Christine’s ex-husband John McVie and Mick Fleetwood also took part in the sale.John's custom fretless bass that he played during the recording session for "The Chain" and onstage from 1976 to 1980 sold for $100,000.
The auction's biggest seller was the set of wooden balls Mick Fleetwood wore on the cover of Rumours. They were originally part of the pull chains on a toilet in a club the band had played early in their career. It sold for $128,000.
[Source: Classic Hits Today]