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Bee Gees guitar signed by all members goes to auction

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A guitar once owned by the Bee Gees' Maurice Gibb is up for auction.

The Gibson J45 acoustic guitar is signed by all three members and is expected to sell for around £10,000.

Maurice used the guitar to compose the track 'Jive Talkin' ', considered to be the band's 'comeback' single since 'How Can You Mend A Broken Heart.'

Originally the guitar was given away as a prize in 1987 on Bruno Brookes' Radio 1 show.

The Slow Readers' Club: an exclusive performance from the Manchester band overcoming the odds

A Manchester band could be following in the footsteps of musical giants like New Order, the Happy Mondays and the Courtneeners.

The Slow Readers' Club album has now upset the odds - they entered the album charts at number 18 after ten years performing together.

All the band members still have days jobs - from an NHS manager to a teacher - and say they're out to champion the underdogs in the highly competitive music industry.

Click to hear an exclusive acoustic version of 'Lunatic': the first track on their newest album

It's properly mind blowing. We want to say a massive thank you to all our fans for getting behind us!

– The Slow Readers Club
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