BONO’S HANDWRITTEN lyrics to the U2 classic I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For are to be sold at an auction raising money for UK and US charities.
The lyrics will go under the hammer at the One Love Covid-19 Relief Auction alongside a signed copy of the band’s seminal 1987 album The Joshua Tree.
The auction, which has been organised by Island Records, is in aid of NHS Charities Together in the UK and Feeding America.
Several other notable items are heading to the auction block as part of the charity sale.
They include a pair of singer Amy Winehouse’s stilettos and a private virtual concert from Jamie Cullum.
Annie Lennox’s handwritten and signed lyrics to the Eurythmics hit Sweet Dreams will also be sold, as well as a tour of the Abbey Road music studios in London.
Other notable lots include VIP tickets for a Jessie J concert, including a meet and greet with her, and the outfit worn by singer Ella Eyre in the music video for her track Mama.
The auction is being hosted by actor Billy Porter and will be held online this coming Thursday, May 21.
The second single to be released from The Joshua Tree, I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For was born out of a distinctive drum beat pattern created by Larry Mullen Jr on a previously discarded demo.
A favourite among U2 fans and critics alike and a mainstay of the band’s concerts in the decades since, Rolling Stone previously named the track among the 100 greatest songs of all time.