Giant clone of Willie Nelson’s ‘Truckin’ will be the first to be built in the UK
A £2.4 million (US$3.8 million) giant clone of Willie Nelson’s 1956 classic Truckin’ Willie will go up for sale on Sunday, November 12, at a sale price of around £2,500 (US $3,000).
The British Museum, which is bidding for the rare copy, will sell it on the museum’s website for £2 million ($2.5 million).
Named after the iconic 1950s song, the truck-sized copy of Truckin’, which sold in the United Kingdom for £500 in 1956, will be one of two rare copies of the tune to go on sale in the future.
The other is a 1964 album of the same tune that went on sale last week for a record £800,000 ($1.2 million).
“Truckins” is the most successful song of the era and won the Mercury Prize, and the iconic song has sold more than 2.2 billion copies worldwide.
It is also often credited with spawning the song “Tiger Woods.”
Nelson’s song won the 1976 Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance and is considered by many to be the most famous and iconic tune of all time.
It also became a cultural touchstone of the time.
The original tune, which was produced by legendary singer-songwriter Frank Sinatra, was originally recorded for $1.5m in 1956.
It was then used in a radio commercial, which featured the famous song in the background.
The radio commercial was later pulled by the BBC following the release of the song.
“Trucker” was also the title song of Nelson’s 1959 hit TV series, The Love Boat.
The song has been sampled in TV shows such as The Simpsons and Veep, and was recently featured in the film Jurassic Park: The Lost World.
It will also be featured in Nelson’s next film, The Big Short, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio.
Nelson’s son, Willie Nelson Jr., who is the subject of the film, tweeted the news of the auction.
“Today is an exciting day for us.
The truck is about to go up,” he wrote.
Nelson, a founding member of the Doors, died in January at age 90.
He was nominated for an Oscar for his performance in The Love Bird.