One of Britain’s most iconic music acts, The Jam, are currently displaying over 800 pieces of memorabilia at their exhibition “About The Young Idea” at Liverpool’s Cunard Building and they will be auctioning off every single piece of it in an auction expected to raise around £300,000 for charity.
At the forefront of the mod revival, the band were a shortlived whirlwind with 18 consecutive Top 40 singles in the United Kingdom from their debut in 1977 to their breakup in 1982.
The famous trio from Woking, Surrey, are auctioning off everything from musical instruments to stage outfits as well as every single pressing and acetate test disc of the band’s singles and albums including one particular interesting pressing from Peru, which sees the band credited as The Ham.
Items which will be sold including Rick Buckler’s ‘Great White’ drum kit which is expected to fetch between £20-£30,000, whilst there will also be several of Paul Weller’s guitars and Bruce Foxton’s basses.
Clothing worn on stage is also expected to garner a lot of interest, especially Weller’s iconic pin-stripe suits and a dressing gown from their 1982 farewell show at Wembley Arena which will also be sold.
The exhibition at the Cunard Building closes on October 6 then the auction will take place on site on October 7 and 8.