Libertines and Oasis in sellout
HUNDREDS of pieces of memorabilia charting a golden era in music history are up for grabs from former record label boss Alan Mcgee.
Fans will get the chance to buy fanzines and artwork collected by Mcgee after he decided to clear out the ‘rock and roll rubbish’ from his home.
Thousands of records and CDS – including early Oasis demo tapes and never before heard Libertines tracks – will also be up for sale.
Mcgee ( above), who ran Creation Records for 16 years from 1983, was at the forefront of the Britpop era with bands including Oasis, Primal Scream.
But the man once dubbed a “God-like genius” by music mag NME has now switched his attention to film and writing projects.
His collection will go under the hammer at Omega Auctions in Stockport, Greater Manchester, on Saturday, where it is expected to raise thousands of pounds.
Mcgee, who now lives in Wales, said: “I’ve no real interest in the past and have sort of moved on from the music scene.”