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Island Records announces COVID-19 charity auction

By | Published on Friday 15 May 2020

One Love COVID-19 Relief Auction

Island Records has announced a charity auction – dubbed the One Love COVID-19 Relief Auction – which will raise money for NHS Charities Together and Feeding America. A whole load of artists and businesses, from far beyond the Island stable, have donated items.

Items on offer include: Jon Bon Jovi’s handwritten lyrics to ‘Livin’ On A Prayer’ and ‘Wanted Dead Or Alive’; Annie Lennox’s handwritten lyrics to the Eurythmics’ ‘Sweet Dreams’; a signed banjo and online banjo lesson from Mumford & Sons; a VIP tour of Abbey Road Studios, followed by breakfast; a pair of jeans worn by Dizzee Rascal on ‘Top Of The Pops’; and a collection of ‘Dummy’ era stuff from Portishead, including handwritten lyrics, the turntable Geoff Barrow used on the album and a gold disc.

Being handled by the UK-based Omega Auctions, bids are now being taken for the items on offer. The live auction will take place on the Omega website and Island’s YouTube channel at 6pm on 21 May, hosted by Broadway star Billy Porter.

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