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Signed Paul Simon, Ramones items being auctioned to benefit the Grammy Museum


Paul Simon and late Ramones guitarist Johnny Ramone‘s widow, Linda, are among the many artists that have donated items and experiences to a new online charity auction benefiting the Grammy Museum and the facility’s music-education initiatives.

Simon has offered an autographed poster featuring the cover art for his Grammy-winning 1986 album, Graceland. Linda Ramone has donated a Ramones merchandise package that includes a copy of Commando: The Autobiography of Johnny Ramone that she signed, the Too Tough to Die: A Tribute to Johnny Ramone DVD, a Ramones vinyl collection, a Ramones T-shirt collection and more.

In addition, famed session guitarist Waddy Wachtel, bassist Leland Sklar and drummer Russ Kunkel, who currently play together in the band The Immediate Family, are separately auctioning virtual music lessons along with signed instruments and other items.

Other well-known artists contributing to the auction include James Taylor, X, Ziggy Marley, Gary Clark Jr., Billie Eilish, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, BTS, Ariana Grande, Jonas Brothers, Alicia Keys, k.d. lang, Bruno Mars, and Ed Sheeran.

Coinciding with Grammy Week, the auction runs until March 23. To check out all of the items and place a bid, visit

By Matt Friedlander
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