The electric guitar Bob Dylan was playing at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival, when he got booed for playing rock ‘n’ roll, sold for $965,000 on Friday, which is a world auction record for a guitar.
The 1964 Fender Stratocaster had been accidentally left on a private aircraft by the songwriter and his band in the months after the Rhode Island festival.
“Today’s result justifies the mythic status of this guitar in the annals of music history,” said Tom Lecky, a specialist at the auction house, Christie’s.
The original case and leather strap were also included in the sale, which was won by an anonymous bidder.
(READ the story from Reuters – WATCH the moment the crowd booed on the video below)