Noel Gallagher’s handwritten Wonderwall lyrics fetch 10 times estimate at auction | Ents & Arts News
A piece of paper with the lyrics of Wonderwall handwritten by Noel Gallagher has fetched £46,875 at auction.
The page is believed to have been written sometime in the mid-2000s to help Gallagher, lead guitarist for the band, during rehearsals.
They were kept afterwards by the band’s road crew.
The song appeared on the 1995 album (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? and became one of the band’s most successful and best-known.
The estimate for the piece had been between £4,000 and £6,000.
Gallagher and his brother Liam formed Oasis in 1991 but the band split in 2009 and the two siblings have had an icy relationship since.
Also sold on Friday was Noel Gallagher’s 1962 Epiphone Casino Guitar, which he bought after advice from The Jam’s Paul Weller.
It sold for £56,250.
The guitar was used to record Oasis’s third album Be Here Now, and demos for their fourth album Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants.
The two items were featured in one of the biggest collections of Oasis memorabilia to be auctioned in the UK, according to Propstore.
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A leather jacket worn by Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash during the music video for the song Paradise City was sold for £34,375, and an autographed ticket for a Beatles concert sold for £12,500.
David Bowie’s spacesuit which he wore for the 1980 music video Ashes To Ashes, Whitney Houston’s Queen Of The Night costume worn in the film The Bodyguard, and a signed gun licence application from Elvis Presley are also being auctioned.
Other pieces among the 1,500 lots are from Michael Jackson, the Sex Pistols, Blur, Rihanna, and the Spice Girls.
The auction at the Bafta headquarters in Piccadilly, London, opened on 3 November and runs until 6 November.