Presley’s hat, Elton’s toaster under hammer for U2

LONDON: A hat once owned by Elvis Presley and Madonna’s high-school year-book will be auctioned later this month.

Other items including Sir Elton John’s toaster, Jimi Hendrix’s personal guitar straps and a wooden spoon signed by late Beatle John Lennon will all go under the hammer at the New York auction on May 31.

The amount raised by the second Icons Of Music auction will go to the Music Rising charity, co-founded by U2 rocker The Edge, to raise funds for America’s hurricane devastated Central Gulf region.