A MAN who has been dead for 30 years, an 80-year-old car and a teenager are the hottest tickets of the week.
More than 160,000 readers of British music magazine voted John Lennon as the greatest rock icon of the past 60 years.
The top 10 are
For the record Ian Kevin Curtis (July 15, 1956 — May 18, 1980) was the lead singer and lyricist of the post-punk band Joy Division.
Morrissey, is an English singer and lyricist. In the 1980s he was the lyricist and vocalist of the The Smiths before commencing a long solo career
Alex Turner is the lead vocalist, guitarist and main songwriter of the English band Arctic Monkeys.
If you do not know the rest, what are you doing still reading this; Move on to the car yarn.
Cashing in on a car
In 1994, Morrissey had a hit album, Vauxhall and I.
I would love to say it was a humble British Vauxhall which fetched more than $5 million at auction but I would be lying.
At the Goodwood Motor Circuit in Chichester, UK, on Saturday 15th September
An extraordinary an unrestored 1928 ‘S’ Type Sports Tourer Mercedes fetched more than £2.8 million. Type Sports Tourer battleship grey ‘S’ Type was owned by the same family from new and had never been restored, retaining its original blue leather upholstery in its entirety.
Never has the tag “one owner” had so much value. Oh Lawd, won’t you sell me a Mercedes Benz.
A 1929 Maserati Tipo 26M four-seater sports racing car raised £1,681,500.
A1929 Alfa Romeo 1750 SS Competition Tourer went for a lousy £1,099,100.
What the highest priced Vauchall went for is not recorded. Used to be such a sweet car, too.
Still a sweet girl
Abigail Gibbs, 18, has signed a six-figure publishing deal with HarperCollins for her vampirific novel.
Gibbs is a sweet girl, and like Morrissey, a vegetarian. There the comparison ens as the teenager can’t stand blood while Morrissey bleeds from the mouth,mthe ears and the amp.
HarperCollins’s publishing director, Shona Martyn, said: ‘I think this book has traction – Abigail’s storytelling is pacey and vivid; her characters and plot are sexier than Edward and Bella.’’
E&B, I presume, are characters in the Twilight series.
In the meantime, this book has not sold for a seven-figure sum.
But you can buy it as it rushes past 7 reviews.