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Includes lotsa items signed by Jimmy.

I'm in!




The auction is hosted by Task Brasil on eBay Giving Works. Auctioned rock memorabilia include:

1. A Gibson / Epiphone - EJ 100 Ebony acoustic guitar.

This was generously donated by Gibson Guitars thanks to the efforts of Task Brasil's friend and supporter Cindy Bond. The guitar commemorates the 2008 Hippiefest, a musical flashback that celebrated the bands that defined music's most influential decades…the 1960’s and 70’s. The guitar has been decorated with custom Hippiefest themed artwork and the Hippiefest 2008 logo, and has been signed by the following stars of the concerts:- Eric Burdon of The Animals, Jack Bruce of Cream, Melanie, Joey Molland of Badfinger, Flo and Eddie of The Turtles, Jonathan Edwards.

2. A signed double picture disc limited edition LP copy of Iron Maiden's highly regarded 2006 album "A Matter of Life and Death".

The album is in pristine condition (unplayed) and has been signed by all of the current members of the band:- Adrian Smith, Bruce Dickinson, Dave Murray, Janick Gers, Steve Harris and Nicko McBrain. This is a rare opportunity to obtain Maiden memorabilia signed by all of the band members!

3. A signed copy of “Turn It On Again - Anatomy Of A Tour”, an innovative record of the band’s 2007 “Turn it On Again Tour”.

This item is a handsomely presented boxed set which includes a 3D representation of the stage set, a book describing the design and realization process of the stage design and a DVD showing the computer generated proposal for the stage design. The cover has been signed by the three members of Genesis: Tony Banks, Phil Collins and Mike Rutherford.

4. Custom made ESP Guitar signed by three full-on, card-carrying, bona fide guitar

heroes to give street children in Brazil a future and a place to call "home" ! The guitar itself is an awesome 2002 Custom built ESP electric guitar in a natural wood finish, and comes complete with an ESP hard carrying-case. Even more incredibly, the guitar has been signed by the legendary Joe Walsh of the Eagles, the phenomenal Slash from Guns & Roses and rock icon Jimmy Page from Led Zeppelin!

5. A painting by Cindy Lass. Cindy is one of London's most popular untrained figurative artists, her pictures characteristically feature bold forms and energetic colours. Her fanbase includes the Queen, Sir Elton John, and Victoria Beckham, who all admire her enviable ability to paint direct from the heart.

6. An Eleni Gagoushi painting. Eleni’s paintings capture a reflection of her colourful dreams and currently feature in the collections of celebrities, rock stars and athletes.

7. Boomtown Rats (best of CD) - signed by Bob Geldof.

8. Deborah Bonham CD, signed by Deborah Bonham.

9. A painting by the late David Smith. The vibrant bold brush strokes in irrepressible colour of this painting depict a joyful burst of summer irises from this Slade-educated mainly landscape artist who counted Prince Phillip as one of his keen collectors. David Smith taught at the Chelsea School of Art and his works have been sold worldwide.

10. Two Brazilian football shirts (auctioned separately), one signed by Gilberto Silva, former Arsenal player, currently at Panseriakos, Juna who plays for Roma, Elano who is at Manchester City, and Daniel Alves, who is at Barcelona. The second one has been signed by Gilberto Silva, Juan, and Elano.

11. “Paddy Goes to Holyhead” CD signed by Danny Hynes.

12. Two (auctioned separately) after-show party passes for the December 2007 Ahmet Ertegün memorial concert at which, famously, Led Zeppelin headlined! Each signed by rock icon Jimmy Page!

13. Middlesbrough FC away shirt, signed by Alfonso Alves.

14. Led Zeppelin, The Montreux Concerts by Giles Chateau / Sam Rapallo. This paperback limited edition, 2001, endorsed and signed by Jimmy Page. Describes Led Zeppelin's influence on this unlikely, secluded getaway in the Alps becoming a special and exotic music destination due to the band's concerts there starting in 1970. Never-before-seen photographs of band and hippie commune fans by co-author Gilles Chateau and interviews, research and text by Sam Rapallo.

15. Signed by Jimmy Page, The Song Remains The Same DVD.

16. Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, No Quarter Unledded DVD, 2004; signed by Jimmy Page. This is a remastered version of 115 minutes, including interviews. Recorded in Snowdonia, Wales, and outdoors in Marrakech, Morocco, features Page and Plant and other musicians performing mostly old Led Zeppelin stuff, and some brilliant new material. Exotic instruments such as the hurdy-gurdy and Egyptian percussion are included, also a quartet of Moroccan players.

17. Mothership - Very Best Of Led Zeppelin, CD, 2007; signed by Jimmy Page. Beautifully remastered versions of Zep’s classics (remastering overseen by Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones), offering fantastic sound quality and great tracks such as "Communication Breakdown", "Stairway to Heaven" and "When The Levee Breaks".

18. Led Zeppelin’s How The West Was Won CD, signed by Jimmy Page.

19. Led Zeppelin’s How The West Was Won DVD, signed by Jimmy Page.

In 1994, while playing in Rio, Jimmy Page witnessed firsthand the harsh deprivation of the children of the Brazilian favelas. The Led Zeppelin rock icon was so moved that he made a very generous donation to Task Brasil. His support allowed us to secure our first plot of land in Santa Teresa with a house which we converted to furnish a safe and happy home for a lucky few of the abandoned children. The house was named Casa Jimmy to honor Jimmy Page’s ongoing support.

Since its establishment in 1993, rock celebrities, corporations and generous individuals like you have supported the mission of the Task Brasil Trust. We continue to use over 90% of the funds we’ve received to save the lives of infants, children, and teens. Task Brasil provides food, shelter, nurturing and just as important, an education to help children escape the drugs, poverty and danger found on the hard streets of Brazil. There is so much more we can and must do. To make a donation or learn more, visit www.taskbrasil.org

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Thanks for the scoop Nech ---

Hmmmm, time to check that savings account ???

I'm personally thinking big dollars for some of these items.

One can dream --- It'll be fun to see the final bids.

Thanks to JP.


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got my eyes on that esp signed by walsh, slash, and page :D :D :D

That's one sweet looking guitar. I imagine that If I owned it, I would have to play it at least once before I put it on display in my home (secured display not doubt). :D

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