Fleetwood Mac’s hanging balls sell for over $100,000 at auction

Fleetwood Mac‘s hanging wooden balls, an unmistakable prop worn on stage and on the cover of the 1977s Rumors of Fleetwood Mac drummer and bandleader Mick Fleetwoodhas sold for $128,000 at auction.

The iconic wooden balls were part of a recent Fleetwood Mac memorabilia auction at Hollywoods Julien’s Auctions, which specializes in rare rock items. A portion of the profit goes to charity MusiCareswhich honored Fleetwood Mac as the organization’s Person of the Year in 2018.

Other things goods sold at the auction included a Peter Green gifted 1962 Fender VI six-string bass (which sold for $22,400), a DW Collector’s Series snare drum played on Rumors ($5,760), and an American Video Award given to Fleetwood Mac ($4,480). The auction was streamed live on Julien’s website.

“Julien’s Auctions is honored to offer this unique collection of music history that comes directly from the legendary three members of one of the most influential rock and roll bands of all time,” Julien’s CEO and CFO Martin Nolan said ahead of the sale.

He added: “These pieces from their five-decade history represent the mystique and magic of Christine McVie, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood, whose celebrated musicianship, songwriting, vocal harmonies and camaraderie have given the world a lifetime of brilliant performances.”

Rumors, widely considered a soft rock masterpiece, put Fleetwood Mac on the mainstream map with hit singles like “Go Your Own Way,” “Dreams,” “Don’t Stop” and “You Make Loving Fun.” The stylized album cover features the ball-slinging Fleetwood alongside his bandmate and Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks. Photographs of the other band members are included on the back cover.

Julien’s “Property from the Collection of Christine McVie, John McVieMick Fleetwood and their Fleetwood Mac Archives” sale was held December 3-4 in Beverly Hills, California, per Classic rock. Christine McVie, Fleetwood Mac’s longtime keyboardist and vocalist, died last month aged 79.

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