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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:

At the end of the year (1981) 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 Memorabilia, 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 …”Five Years Ago October – December 1981″



Hounds of Love Tribute in Brisbane


Berlin dance show based on Hounds of Love


  1. Sky

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

    • I have a photo in the files – I think it was in a Record Collector article – but would need scanning.

  2. Amanda Freeman

    I have no idea if this will reach anyone but my Dad Tony Freeman made that sculpture. He died in 2004. A friend is Yokos PR and she confirmed that yes they had at one stage had the sculpture. I had no idea until today that Kate once owned it. If there is any evidence of her having it – a photo I mean – I would dearly love to see it.

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