Clapton, Page autographed charity guitar lost in the post

December 7th, 2007 - 6:37 pm ICT by admin  

London, Dec 7 (ANI): A guitar signed by some of the biggest names in rock music has been lost in the post.

Eric Clapton, Queen’s Brian May, Jimmy Page and Dire Straits front man Mark Knopfler were among some of the musicians who agreed to add their signatures to a Fender Stratocaster to raise funds in aid of a hospital for terminally ill children.

Music promoter Dave Allen had spent nearly a year collecting signatures, and had hoped to raise 20,000 pounds for kid’s charity Rainbows in Loughborough, Leics, by auctioning the guitar.

But the guitar disappeared while in the care of courier firm Parcelforce on the way from Knopfler’s London office to Allen in Market Harborough, Leicestershire. Parcelforce has apologised and has agreed to donate 15,000 pounds to Rainbows, reports The Mirror. However, Allen said that the loss has left him “devastated. (ANI)

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