Lib­ertines and Oa­sis in sell­out

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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.”

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