Oasis handwritten Live Forever lyrics sell for £1,900 at Ewbanks

A page of Oasis Live Forever lyrics have sold at Ewbanks Auctioneers, in Woking, Surrey, for £1,900.

Oasis Live Forever lyrics sold by Ewbanks Auctions
Image: Ewbanks Auctions


The lyrics were handwritten by Oasis band founder Noel Gallagher and measured 17 cm by 23 cm.

It's believed Gallagher wrote the lyrics in the mid 2000's with provenance stating they originate from the collection of a sound technician who worked with the band.

'Live Forever' was the third song to appear on Oasis' 1994 Definitely Maybe album.

The lyrics are written in upper case, in black ink, on white linen paper, and were sold alongside the original proof photo of John Lennon's home at 251 Menlove Avenue in Liverpool.that appears on the Live Forever record sleeve.

The 24 cm x 30 cm photo had been signed and stamped by the photographer Michael Spencer Jones.

The auction also saw a song sheet for the Oasis tune 'Fade in', signed by all the original band members, including Bonehead, sell for £380.

Oasis memorabilia is Definitely (maybe) on the rise, and is one of the most searched phrases at The Memorabilia Club website.

Definitely (maybe) one for a long-term hold for the future.

About your Author:

Adrian Roose has over 30 years’ experience covering all aspects of the rare stamp & memorabilia industry during which he has sold over £50m of unique items, helping build collections for Royalty, household name celebrities and 1,000s of collectors around the world.

Adrian was previously a Director at Stanley Gibbons, a Board Member of Stampex, and Executive Director of Paul Fraser Collectibles, PFC Auctions and JustCollecting, prior to founding The Memorabilia Club.


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