Tonight at Abbey Road studios legends of the music, art and photography world came together to raise an incredible £130,000 at Cancer Research UK’s Sound & Vision exhibition and auction.
Pop icon Ronan Keating led the bidding with a £2,500 hammer price for limited edition prints by Gorillaz co-creator Jamie Hewlett. A lithograph score of Yesterday – donated by event patron Sir George Martin – fetched £12,200.
Ronan Keating commented: “It’s a great pleasure and honour to be here tonight. I’ve been very lucky and made a few bob and thankfully I’m able to give something back. My mother died eight years ago from cancer and one in three of us will be diagnosed at some stage. It’s absolutely crazy. Cancer Research UK is making a difference. We can make a difference by digging deep and raising funds for much needed research.”
Results of Key Lots:
- Jamie Hewlett Gorillaz Prints – £2,500
4 Limited edition signed Gorillaz screen prints by Jamie Hewlett featuring each member of the band.
- Frank Sinatra in concert: Contact sheet by Terry O’Neill – £6,000
35 Images of Sinatra in concert at the Royal Albert Hall.
- Elton John at the Los Angeles Dodger Stadium by Terry O’Neill – £3,500
Previously unseen and signed by Terry O’Neill from 1975.
- Award presented to Sir George Martin for sales of the Beatles’ Red and Blue album – £7,500
A quirky award piece with a slice of balcony from EMI’s Manchester Square headquarters.
- The chance to re-create Bob Dylan’s ‘The Freewheelin Bob Dylan’ album cover – £5,000
Trip to New York and photoshoot with Don Hunstein to recreate Dylan’s iconic album cover.
Stephen Massey, Cancer Research UK special events manager, commented: “We’re absolutely delighted by the amount that has been raised for Cancer Research UK at tonight’s Sound & Vision event. The response from both contributors and guests has been overwhelming. This cause has brought together iconic names from the music industry, resulting in over £130,000 for vital research into cancer.”
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- Cancer Research UK carries out world-class research to improve understanding of the disease and find out how to prevent, diagnose and treat different kinds of cancer.
- Cancer Research UK ensures that its findings are used to improve the lives of all cancer patients.
- Cancer Research UK helps people to understand cancer, the progress that is being made and the choices each person can make.
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