Handwritten U2 lyrics sell for $A141,640


U2 lyrics that were handwritten by Bono have sold for STG76,000 ($A141,640) during a coronavirus charity auction.

The sheet, which was also signed by the Irish frontman, featured the words to his band’s 1987 hit, I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For.

It sold during the One Love Covid-19 Relief Auction, organised by the label Island Records, which raised a total of STG179,755 for NHS Charities Together and Feeding America.

Nearly 800 people registered to bid and more than 3250 bids were logged during the hour-long live broadcast.

The lots also included handwritten and signed lyrics by Annie Lennox for Sweet Dreams, as well as a tour of the Abbey Road music studios in London.

An outfit worn by singer Ella Eyre in the music video for Mama and VIP tickets for a Jessie J concert, along with the opportunity to meet her, also featured.

A late addition to the auction came from ambient artist Brian Eno, who offered a personalised ringtone composed by him.

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