Bill Wyman, founding member of the Rolling Stones and legendary bassist, has gone through his collection of historic rock and roll memorabilia and put it all up for auction to help raise money for the Prince Trust. The collection of guitars (with a secret drug compartment possibly owned by the Allman Brothers), exceedingly rare posters and t-shirts will be available for bidding at Julien’s Auctions starting September 11.
Before the bidding began, Wyman gave Variety an exclusive look at the items that hold a special place in his heart — plus plenty of great stories such as the first time the Rolling Stones met James Brown (It didn’t go well — at first) and the cowboy boots that saved his life.
All the proceeds from this special collection will go to the Prince’s Trust, Macmillan Cancer Support and CCMI (Central Caribbean Marine Institute).
Here are the top ten items Wyman wanted to highlight from his charity auction: