What do David Bowie, Thom Yorke and Mick Jagger have in common? Sure, all great musicians. But they also all had items for sale at a recent charity auction.
The auction took place at Bonhams Knightbridge and saw an array of music memorabilia available for bidding. The best seller of the day was a guitar played by Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin, which went for a whopping £26,500.
Along with Jimmy’s axe, there were many other items sold at the auction yesterday including a lock of Mick Jagger’s hair from the 1960′s (£4,000), David Bowie’s handwritten lyrics to his classic track, ‘The Jean Genie’ (£18,750) and the Trade Justice Movement racked up £9,000 after executing the sales of a piano used by Thom Yorke for the Kid A and Amnesiac albums and large canvas painting by the man himself.
The Director of Bonhams Entertainment Memorabilia, Stephanie Connell told the NME: “We are delighted to have sold these iconic pieces of memorabilia and are thrilled that a number of them were on behalf of good causes.”