‘Art of the song’ auction launches

The cream of Britain’s composers and lyricists have written – by hand – lines from their best loved songs or music. These unique pieces have been kept under lock and key ahead of the ‘art of the song’ auction in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust and were only briefly unveiled at a one-off launch event in central London.

Over the next few weeks we’ll be revealing them to you one-by-one in the run-up to the auction. Watch our slideshow gallery at the bottom of this article to view these special lyrics.

Great songwriters

Pieces have been donated by a host of world famous artists, including Sir Paul McCartney, Paul Weller, Jim Kerr, Sir Tim Rice, Julian Lennon and Annie Lennox. These unique items will be auctioned off in aid of our affiliated charity the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Until now the pieces have been in careful storage ahead of the auction (which takes place at Bonhams Knightsbridge on December 15th), so we’re delighted to be able to unveil the pieces on M Magazine.

As well as raising money for Teenage Cancer Trust the project hopes to create a lasting legacy of the music and song lyrics of our generation.

Bid for a piece

The Bonhams website opens on 15 November with more information on each item.

The ‘art of the song’ auction will be held at Bonhams Knightsbridge 2pm on 15 December as part of the Entertainment & Memorabilia auction.

We are profiling each song in the lead up to the auction – see the full list here.

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