Elton John's mother to sell memorabilia

Sheila Farebrother is selling more than 100 gold and platinum discs, tour jackets and backstage passes she used at son Elton John's concerts, BBC News reported.

There's no word yet on who will get the proceeds from the 63-year-old singer's collection. More than 200 items will be up for auction Oct. 19 in Sussex, south England.

Spokesperson Andrew Elliston-Elhinn from Gorringes auction house, where the sale will take place, says, "Some [items] are autographed but, as his mum said, ‘Why would he sign it for me? I'm his mum.'"

John, a part-time Atlanta resident, is currently on tour. But the closest he'll come to Atlanta is a Nov. 19 stop at McKenzie Arena in Chattanooga.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-11421037

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