Kate donates Lennon/Yoko statue to charity auction

Glasswerk reports that the Music Industry Trusts Award charity dinner, now in its 19th year, was held on 2nd November at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel in aid of Nordoff Robbins and The BRIT Performing Arts & Technology School. It was attended by over 1000 guests from the UK music and entertainment industry including Sir George Martin, Michael Ball, Helena Bonham Carter and Rob Brydon.

As a first for this year, Spotify sponsored the MITS first digital auction, which included items from the legend himself, an original 1970’s 18k yellow gold with 19 diamonds ring from Tom Jones own collection and a very rare John Lennon and Yoko Ono naked statue donated by Kate Bush. The Music Industry Trusts’ Award has raised £4 million to date for its two charities, Nordoff Robbins and the BRIT Trust (which includes the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology)

From HomeGround “Five Years Ago October – December 1981”:

At the end of the year Kate’s name emerged from its new obscurity when it  was  widely  publicised that she had participated  in  the  annual Sotheby’s  auction  of  Rock Memorabelia, buying a  rare  perspex  and plastic  sculpture  of  John Lennon and Yoko Ono in  the  famous  ‘Two Virgins’  pose,  and a copy of the shooting script  of  the  McCartney inspired Magical Mystery Tour film …

About Peter

My Kate CV: Kate fan since 1978. Saw Tour of Life at the London Palladium 1979. Went to first KBC Convention 1980. Founded Homeground with Dave 1982. Worked on 1985, 1990, and 1994 Kate Bush Conventions, and the 1986 Video Party with Dave, Lisa of KBC and Krys. Appeared in videos for The Big Sky and Experiment IV. Wrote Introduction, Chronology and Discography for EMI Music Publishing's 1987 "Kate Bush Complete". Wrote the sleeve note for the remastered 1998 reissue of "Hounds of Love". Invited to write sleeve notes for other reissues which never happened. My other CV: born 1955 in Bermondsey London, educated at Galleywall Primary, Walworth Comprehensive, and London School of Economics BSc(Econ)(Hon) 1976. Currently an Officer of the Crown Court determining legal costs in crminal cases. Met Krys in 1982 through Homeground, we were engaged on Glastonbury Tor on Kate's birthday in 1983, and married in November 1984.
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2 Responses to Kate donates Lennon/Yoko statue to charity auction

  1. Sky says:

    Well done for spotting the link, Peter – your memory is amazing. Pity there’s no photo for the statue, it sounds amazing.

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