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QVC Auction, CD Sale To Benefit MusiCares
A Pete Townshend Signature Series Gibson guitar, a pair of Ray Charles' sunglasses, and Rolling Stone's "Britney [Spears] Wants You" issue -- each autographed by the respective artist -- are among theA Pete Townshend Signature Series Gibson guitar, a pair of Ray Charles' sunglasses, and Rolling Stone's "Britney [Spears] Wants You" issue -- each autographed by the respective artist -- are among the items being offered on eBay for QVC's MusiCares Auction.
Proceeds from the ongoing online auction, which ends Feb. 20, will benefit families and children through MusiCares Foundation's health and social services programs, and through the Recording Academy/NARAS' Grammy In The Schools program.
Other items up for grabs include a Fender Squier Stratocaster autographed by Sting, a complete Grateful Dead album catalog (comprising 137 titles by the band, solo outings, and related projects); the Prada top and Joseph skirt that Faith Hill wore on the cover of her chart-topping album "Breathe" (at deadline the lot was fetching more than $1,500); and a Gibson Les Paul guitar signed by none other than Les Paul.
Auction proceeds will be combined with those generated by sales of donated CDs by Grammy winning and nominated artists. The albums will be sold by the home shopping television channel Feb. 19 during a live special from the MusiCares Person Of The Year ceremony in Los Angeles, honoring Paul Simon. Discs by more than 45 artists will be offered for $9 each. To view the list of discs to be offered, visit the QVC Web site.
Hosted by actor Michael McKean ("Spinal Tap," "Best In Show"), the QVC special will feature interviews with artists, as well as a glimpse of what to expect at the Feb. 21 Grammy Awards ceremonies from Recording Academy/NARAS president/CEO Michael Greene and others involved with the show.