Lady Gaga's management withdraws her early demos from auction



2015-06-26 12:05:09

Lady Gaga's management withdraws her early demos from auction

It looks like collectors no longer have the chance to own Stefani Germanotta's 2003-6 demo CDs...

Another surprise has hit Gotta Have It!'s upcoming Rock & Roll Pop Culture auction following the withdrawal of Beatles legend John Lennon's 1976 application for US residence.

While Lennon's fingerprinted documents were seized by the FBI, another powerful force has intervened and withdrawnmoreitems from the sale block - this time in the form of Lady Gaga's management.

Several rare demo CDs dating from 2002, 2005 and 2006 containing some of Gaga's earliest tunes, back when she was still known as Stefani Germanotta, were set to go under the hammer. They were consigned by the star's former manager.

At least one of the discs contained tunes never before heard by the public. All of the lots were bought by Lady Gaga's present management for an undisclosed sum.

No reason has been confirmed for the withdrawal. Perhaps Gaga's management were worried that the early demos would spoil the star's carefully-crafted image and mystique.

Or perhaps they're planning to hold onto the CDs as appreciating assets, to auction or officially release in the future.

Whether the CDs will ever re-emerge on the collectors markets remains to be seen. For now, fans can still bid on an autographed photo and signed copy of Gaga's The Fame album in Gotta Have It!'s online sale.

Copy of Photograph from John Lennon's last ever magazine photo shoot to auction | 20 September 2010

Annie Leibovitz image of the Beatles star for Rolling Stone magazine is up for sale next month

John Lennon's last ever autograph is on sale, and priced at nearly 100,000 | 15 September 2010

An online company offers collectors a Lennon signed track sheet from December 8, 1980

John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley and The Rolling Stones top the charts for collectible vinyl | 13 September 2010

As this week in 1966 The Beatles "Revolver" hit the #1 spot, we pick out our top 10 vinyl investments

John Lennon's toilet sells for $14,500 at Liverpool Beatles convention | 31 August 2010

Beatles memorabilia is getting stranger and stranger, following this latest sale in Lennon's hometown

The Beatles top the bill at Heritage's movie poster memorabilia sale | 27 August 2010

Hepburn, Connery and McQueen are set to battle it out with the Fab Four for top lot status, this Sunday

Share on social media
Write a response...

The bookmarklet lets you save things you find to your collections.

Note: Make sure your bookmarks are visible.


Click and drag the Collect It button to your browser's Bookmark Bar.

collect it