The whole world is fighting with great force against the new corona virus. And that costs money. Lots of money. And so Island Records has decided to organize an auction, to also put a penny in the bag. The label auctions include handwritten lyrics (from U2 and Bon Jovi, for example), stilettos from Amy Winehouse, a tour and breakfast at Abbey Road Studios and so much more.
The fight against the new corona virus demands a lot from humans. And by that we don’t just mean physically. The hospital costs, the protective equipment, the search for a vaccine … Everything costs money. And so a lot of people have been put to work to collect money.
Record label Island Records also wants to put his money into the bag. And for this it has enlisted the help of many artists associated with the label. Island Records organized the One Love Covid-19 Relief Auction, an auction whose proceeds go to charity.
In the United States, the label chose Feeding America. That organization consists of about two hundred food banks, which support various charities in the US. In the UK, the money goes to NHS Charities Together, which is the collection of all official UK charities in the health sector.
One Love Covid-19 Relief Auction
Via the website of the One Love Covid-19 Relief Auction (which is named after one of the most famous songs of Bob Marley, who was also once associated with Island Records) you can bid for your favorite items. Everything will be closed next week, on May 21.
What can you find there? Many! A few stilettos from the late Amy Winehouse for example. The parents of the British singer donated it.
Fans can’t just buy Amy Winehouse clothes. Sean Paul, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Sigrid and Dizzee Rascal, among others, also offer unique pieces from their wardrobe. In addition, fans can also bid on tickets for sold-out concerts from, for example, Disclosure and Grace Jones.
Abbey Road, lyrics and guitars
Something completely different from. You can also bid on a VIP tour of Abbey Road Studios, which includes breakfast for four. Bon Jovi also made a donation. The singer offers two handwritten lyrics. It’s about that Livin ‘On A Prayer and Wanted Dead Or Alive.
Bono has also taken handwritten texts from his cupboard. The lyrics of Where Streets Have No Name are part of an exclusive Joshua Tree-package. And Annie Lennox also offers handwritten lyrics. This is the text of the legendary Sweet Dreams from Eurythmics.
Many musicians also offer instruments. So you can bid on the guitar of Ben Howard Keep Your Head Up, a signed guitar from Shawn Mendes or a signed banjo from Mumford & Sons (which also includes a private lesson banjo!).
The full list of auctions can be found here.