Former Creation boss auctions off records, gold discs and other rarities
Alan McGee is selling a host of music memorabilia gathered since setting up Creation Records in 1983.
Many of the items for sale at the auction, which takes place at Omega House in Stockport on November 5, relate to Creation bands, such as a one-off print of Noel Gallagher, taken before the release of ‘Be Here Now’ and signed by photographer Jill Furmanovsky.
It’s said to be in excellent condition, and has a list price of between £400 and £600.
Elsewhere in the sale, there’s a collection of Oasis tour itineraries, books signed by McGee, a number of backstage passes and a certificate from the Liverpool Institute Of Performing Arts.
There’s also a Dirty Pretty Things gold disc, presented to McGee by Carl Barat, and a hardback copy of the book The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell.
The book’s signed by Gordon Brown, Tony Blair, Mo Mowlam and others as a birthday gift to Alan McGee, thanking him for his support of the Labour party.
The most expensive item is a John Squire painting in oil and wax called ‘Jesus And Mary’, in which Squire – who this week reunited with his Stone Roses bandmates – attempted to visually emulate some of Creation band The Jesus And Mary Chain‘s sounds through the use of splattered paint.
McGee bought the painting in 2007 for £17,000, although it is now only expected to fetch between £12,000 and £16,000 when sold at the specialist sale.
It’s not yet known why McGee is selling so many of his possessions.
For more information on the sale, go to the website of Omega Auctions.