Britain’s PRS has organised a wonderful charity drive. On December 15 they will put up for auction the lyrics of classic songs handwritten by the lyricist themselves! The proceeds go to the Teenage Cancer Trust.
Pieces have been donated by world famous artists such as Sir Paul McCartney, Paul Weller, Jim Kerr, Sir Tim Rice, Julian Lennon and Annie Lennox. The pieces are in storage ahead of the auction which takes place at Bonhams Knightsbridge on December 15th). As well as raising money for Teenage Cancer Trust the project hopes to create a lasting legacy of the music and song lyrics of our generation.
Click through for the list and further details. Remember, though, that buying the lyric sheets does not give you copyright of the actual lyrics!
Sir Paul McCartney – Why don’t we do it in the road’
Brian May – We Will Rock You
Rod Temperton – Thriller
The Stranglers – Something Better Change
Sting – Message in a Bottle
Simple Minds – Jim Kerr – Alive & Kicking
Sir Tim Rice – Don’t Cry for Me Argentina
Barry Mason – Delilah
Duran Duran – Girls on Film
Doug Flett – Fallen Angel (from the Jersey Boys)
Status Quo – Down Down & Rain
Julian Lennon – Saltwater
Gary Barlow – Back for Good
Jethro Tull – Locomotive Breath
Pet Shop Boys – Neil Tennant – various
Don Black – Born Free / Diamonds are Forever
The Cure – Robert Smith – Plainsong
Chris Rea – Road to Hell
Annie Lennox – Sweet Dreams
Craig David – Walking Away
Graham Gouldman from 10cc’s – I’m Not In Love
Paul Weller – Andromeda
Mark Knopfler – Get Lucky
Stephen Warbeck – Shakespeare in Love
Eric Clapton – Back to Your Side
Jeff Christie – Yellow River
The auction takes place at Bonhams in London.