Johnny Cash's Livin' Hell Finally Set To Do Some Good
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 7: A signed program from Johnny Cash's appearance at New York's Carnegie Hall in 1962 belonging to country singing legends Johnny Cash and wife June Carter-Cash is displayed at Sotheby's, September 7, 2004 in New York City. Property from the estate of the Cashs will be exhibited at Sotheby's September 7 throught 13 and the auction will be held September 14-16. Johnny Cash died September 12, 2003 at the age of 71. (Photo by Stephen Chernin/getty Images)
Updated at 11:17 AM PST on Monday, Oct 25, 2010
San Quentin may finally do some good.
Johnny Cash sure as hell wouldn't pay $5,000 for anything to do with San Quentin but that probably won't stop his fans from dropping a few bills for a piece of history.
Some of the iconic man in black's gear is hitting the auction block, including his famous blue jumpsuit that he wore during his classic performance at San Quentin Federal Penitentiary.
Along with his jumpsuit, his trust is expected to auction off some of his guitars, a harmonica, his passport, a briefcase and pages of his handwritten notes and lyrics.
Julien's Auctions in Los Angeles will display the items before putting them up for sale on Dec. 5. Bids will be solicited online through JuliensLive.com.
A portion of the proceeds will go towards MusiCares. Visit the auction's website for a full list of items.