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Punk history being auctioned off

posted October 29, 2008, 4:42 pm by dscanland | Filed Under Music News | comment Leave a Comment


Sex Pistols Flag

Memorabilia from some of punk rock’s biggest acts and seminal moments — including a scrawled flier for one of the Clash’s first shows and publicity photos signed by the Sex Pistols — is headed for a Nov. 24 Christie’s auction.

The event, announced Tuesday, includes more than 120 records, photos and promotional pieces for such punk, garage rock and new wave legends as the Velvet Underground, Patti Smith, the Ramones, David Bowie, Blondie, the Cure and the Smiths.

The auction is Christie’s first to focus on punk mementos, signaling the collectible status of a brash, anti-authoritarian rock movement that largely thumbed its nose at posterity.

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