News | Entertainment
5 Jul 2020 14:52
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Michael Jackson's socks are expected to sell for over $1 million at auction

    The late 'Thriller' hitmaker - who died in 2009 aged 50 - donned the custom crystal stockings the first time he showed off his famous moonwalk during a performance of 'Billie Jean' in 1983 TV special 'Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever' and they are going under the hammer under the next few weeks


    Auction site Gottahaverockandroll.com are offering the socks as part of their Frank DiLeo collection and they come with a signed letter from Michael to the late music ex ecutive - who signed the 'Bad' singer to Epic Records and managed him from 1984 to 1989 - presenting the gift to him as a token of appreciation for keeping the star on his "toes" throughout his 'Victory Tour'.

    The package - also comes with a certificate of authenticity and a letter from Frank's wife confirming Michael wore them for his moonwalk debut - is expected to fetch a seven-figure sum of up to $2 million.

    Fans who don't have the cash to splash on the socks can also look to other lots for a rare piece of Michael memorabilia, as also up for sale will be original gold and platinum awards for 'Thriller', 'Dangerous', 'Bad', 'This Is It' and 'Off the Wall', and a prop sign used in the 1988 film 'Moonwalker'.

    The auction runs from November 13-22.

    Meanwhile, Michael's oldest son, 22-year-old Prince recently reflected on his dad's legendary music career, and admitted despite finding it difficult to chose a stand-out track, he does have his favourites.

    He added: "One of my favourite songs... is 'Man in the Mirror' because it's such a great call to action, you know, everybody can get behind. It is like, 'If you really want to make a change for the world, you need to change yourself first and you need to really look within and see yourself for who you actually are.' "

    © 2020 Bang Showbiz, NZCity


     Other Entertainment News
     05 Jul: Dua Lipa's personal experience of feeling powerless or intimidated has inspired her songwriting
     05 Jul: Liev Schreiber has adopted a new dog, following the recent death of his beloved pooch Woody
     05 Jul: Nikki Bella will be using "cloth diapers" for her son
     05 Jul: Cate Blanchett has jokingly suggested "human condoms" could help to save the theatre industry
     05 Jul: Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson are not "officially" back together
     05 Jul: Parker Posey thinks the evolution of the film industry has stunted her career
     05 Jul: Lesley Manville has been cast as Princess Margaret in 'The Crown'
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    Crusaders outside back Will Jordan is turning heads even within his own camp More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    A fire has caused significant damage to a commercial and residential building in Dunedin More...



     Today's News

    Rugby League:
    Blake Green wants a please explain for his public dumping for next NRL season 14:37

    Entertainment:
    Dua Lipa's personal experience of feeling powerless or intimidated has inspired her songwriting 14:27

    Law and Order:
    A Sunshine Coast man has died after being attacked by a shark while spearfishing off Queensland's Fraser Island 14:27

    Law and Order:
    Five police officers who came into contact with a woman who'd escaped from a managed isolation facility in Auckland will have to self-isolate and have a Covid-19 test 14:17

    International:
    Australian researchers find new clues to Genghis Khan's world 14:07

    Politics:
    A rallying cry to vote Labour at this year's election 14:07

    Entertainment:
    Liev Schreiber has adopted a new dog, following the recent death of his beloved pooch Woody 13:57

    Hamilton:
    Daniel Ricciardo frustrated by qualifying yellows as Mercedes dominate Austrian Grand Prix F1 qualifying 13:57

    Entertainment:
    Nikki Bella will be using "cloth diapers" for her son 13:27

    Motorsports:
    Kiwi Marcus Armstrong's made an immediate impact on Formula Two 13:27


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2020 New Zealand City Ltd