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Tuesday, 20 January 2009

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An item dating from 1937 containing the original lyrics to George Formby's classic "Smack my bitch up" is to be the star lot at a Northeby's auction later this month.

The yellowing paper, torn from a diary, shows Formby's distinctive handwriting and corrections as he worked out the final wording. Auctioneer Amy All-Donethen said she expected the lyrics to sell for £10,000 or more.

Other items in the sale include Elton John's original candle in the wind, which despite being a 4" stub of wax with water damage is still expected to fetch over £8,000 from an avid fan.

There is a unique photo of Van Morrison smiling, expected to fetch £5,000, and the blue silk shirt worn by Sir Cliff Richard during his "Rock 'n' Roll is here to stay again" world tour in 1989.

Plenty of interest has also been shown in the Austin Ambassador Y-reg driven by John Shuttleworth in his ground-breaking video of the same name.

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