November 7, 2013 11:53

Tim Burgess auctions guitar signed by Liam Gallagher for charity

Members of Mumford & Sons, The Vaccines, Joy Division and Chemical Brothers also sign the instrument for the Brain Tumour Charity

Tim Burgess auctions guitar signed by Liam Gallagher for charity

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Tim Burgess of The Charlatans is auctioning a guitar signed by Liam Gallagher as well as members of Mumford & Sons and The Vaccines to raise money for the Brain Tumour Charity.

Burgess got a host of artists involved in last month's Jon Brookes memorial concert to sign the red Gibson LPJ guitar and put it on eBay yesterday (November 6).

Bidding on the one-off piece of memorabilia ends on November 16 and has already reached £1,850 at the time of writing.

The full list of artists who have signed the guitar is as follows: Liam Gallagher, Andy Bell, Tim Burgess, Mark Collins, Tony Rogers, Martin Blunt, Pete Salisbury, Bonehead, James Dean Bradfield, Winston Marshall, Stephen Morris, Gillian Gilbert, James Walbourne, Árni Árnason, Freddie Cowan, Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons.

The Charlatans headlined A Night For Jon Brookes, a tribute concert for their late drummer, at London's Royal Albert Hall on October 18. Liam Gallagher performed with former Oasis guitarist Paul 'Bonehead' Arthurs as they played Oasis songs 'Live Forever' and 'Columbia'.

The evening started with Birmingham band Dumb, followed by Tim & Friends, a line-up featuring New Order's Stephen Morris and Gillian Gilbert, Mumford and Sons' Winston Marshall, The Vaccines' Freddie Cowan and Árni Árnason, and The Pretenders' James Walbourn, with Tim Burgess on vocals.

They performed New Order's 'Love Vigilantes', The Vaccines' 'Melody Calling' and finally Joy Division's 'Love Will Tear Us Apart'.

Jon Brookes died in August, aged 44. He was first diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2010 and underwent several operations and treatment for the condition.

Proceeds from the night went to The Brain Tumour Charity, of which The Charlatans are now patrons. The charity say more than 9,000 people are diagnosed with a brain tumour each year in the UK, with the condition being the biggest cancer killer among those under 40. The charity have also set up The Jon Brookes Fund as a lasting tribute to the drummer.

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