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Michael Jackson's Thriller jacket sells for $1.8m at auction

27 June 2011 Last updated at 23:46 BST

There were tense moments at Julien's auction house in Los Angeles, as the jacket that Michael Jackson wore in his famous Thriller video sold for nearly $2m, after some competitive bidding.

Winning bidder Milton Verret said the jacket was the greatest piece of rock and roll memorabilia in history and that he would use it to raise money for children's charities.