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U2's the Edge donates guitar for charity

March 27, 2007 at 5:30 PM   |   Comments

LOS ANGELES, March 27 (UPI) -- U2 guitarist the Edge donated a guitar to a rock auction for Music Rising, his campaign to replace instruments Gulf Coast musicians lost to Hurricane Katrina.

The Edge's 1975 Cream Gibson Les Paul guitar will be auctioned April 21 along with one of Jimi Hendrix's guitars and a guitar especially created for Music Rising and autographed by members of the Rolling Stones, the Los Angeles Times said. Other items to be auctioned include a pair of John Lennon's sunglasses and lyrics written in Bruce Springsteen's hand.

Some key items of the approximately 200 pieces of rock memorabilia will be available for viewing in Los Angeles, Dublin, London and New York in the weeks leading to the auction.

The auction will be at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York.

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