Nisky Grad Cashes in Big on Pawn Stars
I love the History Channel's show Pawn Stars. I've actually visited the shop in Las Vegas...I didn't have anything to sell, but it was still cool to see the shop where the show is filmed.
One of my favorite things about the show is when someone brings in some cool piece of rock memorabilia. I remember one episode where a guy brought in the organ that Steven Tyler used to write "Dream on". There was another episode where someone had a gold record that was signed by the members of KISS and my favorite was the episode where they brought in a 1963 Fender Strat that was owned by Jimi Hendrix.
On last night's episode of Pawn Stars, Niskayuna High School grad Danielle Flahive brought in a suit coat that was given to her by her father. It was once owned by ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons.
She was looking to get $25,000 for the original suit. Of course, Rick had to call in an expert to check it out. That expert was none other than Billy Gibbons. He verified that yes it was his original Nudie Cohn suit that he lost on a flight in 1974.
The interesting part was how Rick Harrison and Billy Gibbons decided to split the suit and offered her $40,000. She took the deal and Billy and Rick donated the suit coat to a blues museum. Sounds like a win/win for everyone.
Check out Billy Gibbons and I on Pawn Stars on History tonight! ZZ Top / Billy Gibbons Crazy Girls LV Show