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From Dolly Parton to Bob Dylan: music legends take centre stage at LA music memorabilia sale

Items owned by the likes of Dolly Parton Bob Dylan, Taylor Swift and Madonna feature in the auction

Dolly Parton is one of the musical legends whose belongings are up for auction at Los Angeles-based Julien’s Auctions

Los Angeles-based auction house Julien’s Auctions specialises in sales dedicated to music, entertainment and sporting memorabilia.

Its forthcoming Icons of Music auction, which takes place on February 27, contains items hailing from the biggest names in the music business including from The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson and an impressive range of items from powerhouse female performers like Dolly Parton, Madonna and Taylor Swift.

One of the star items by value and sheer dazzle is Lot 34, catalogued as an early stage and album cover ensemble worn by Dolly Parton. The custom-made piece was first worn by the music legend in 1974 while performing at WBAP’s Country Gold in Arlington, Texas, and on the cover of her 1978 album In the Beginning (Monument, 1978).