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26 September, 2016 - NME.com
The Jam are auctioning off all the items from their memorabilia exhibition to raise money for charity. The trio donated musical instruments and old stage outfits to the exhibition ‘About The Young Idea’, which is on display at Liverpool’s Cunard Building until October 5. It will then be sold off in 800 lots, with a total of £300,000 expected to be raised by auction house Adam Partridge Auctioneers. Items which will be sold include Rick Buckler’s ‘Great White’ drum kit for £20-£30,000, several of Paul Weller’s guitars and Bruce Foxton’s basses. Clothing worn on stage, including Weller’s pin-stripe suits, will also be sold. The sale, taking place on October 7-8 from 10am, includes a dressing gown from Wembley Arena from The Jam’s final tour in 1982, as well as every single pressing and acetate test discs of the band’s singles and albums from around the world. The worldwide pressings include a single from Peru which, owing to a poor translation, saw the band credited as The Ham. ‘About The Young Idea’ was initially held at London’s Somerset House, when Weller and Foxton attended the press launch in June 2015. Foxton recently told Classic Pop that Buckler was also invited to attend, which would have seen the trio reunited for the first time since splitting 34 years ago.
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