Mötorhead’s Phil Taylor drum kit smashes estimate

This kit belonged to former Mötorhead drummer “Philthy” Phil Taylor.

It led an auction of music memorabilia at Bonhams last night, achieving a solid £18,750 ($25,203), well above its £7,000 ($9,409) valuation.

Motorhead drummer Taylor

The bass drums display an eye / shark motif

Taylor played the kit onstage throughout the 1980s. It can even be seen in the video for Ace of Spades, the band’s breakout hit.

While Taylor wasn’t Mötorhead’s original drummer (and was kicked out in 1992 for bad behaviour!), he played on the majority of their albums and is regarded by fans as the band's best.

He died last year, the result of liver disease – one month before legendary front man Lemmy Kilmister.

One of Bob Marley’s iconic rasta hats also featured, pulling in a final bid of £15,000 ($20,167).

Marley can be seen wearing the hat in the video for Is This Love (1978).

He gifted it to a friend at the airport on his return to Jamaica in February that same year.

Bob Marley memorabilia is scarce at auction and tends to perform superbly on the rare occasions it does appear.

Check out 10 of the most valuable pieces of Bob Marley memorabilia, courtesy of JustCollecting.  

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