Fan's Rolling Stones memorabilia auctioned off

Her Rolling Stones autographs have now gone but the memories linger on for long-time Leeds fan Angela Mullaney.

In 1965 she queued for two days to see her favourite group and ended up backstage when they arrived in town.

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The former Harehills hairdresser cleaned out a cupboard and decided to sell some of her Stones memorabilia.

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Auctioneers Bonhams took the autographs, a letter from Keith Richards and two tickets from an Odeon Theatre gig, and sold them in Knightsbridge for 2,640.

This was more than 1,000 above the pre-sale estimate and delighted Angela, who lives in Calcaria Crescent, Tadcaster.

"My husband Jeff and I hope to move to something smaller in the town," she said, "and the money will buy something for the new house.

"We could also use it to buy tickets for the next Stones concert. We last saw them three or four years ago in Sheffield. That's why we need an arena in Leeds – to attract the big stars."

Angela, a grandmother and mother-of-two, once queued for two nights to get front row tickets at the Odeon on the Headrow, Leeds, in October 1965.

Such devotion led to an invitation to meet the Stones backstage where she sat on the knee of her idol, Keith Richards.

"When you are a teenager, you always have a crush on a pop star," she said, "My sister June fancied Brian Jones and I liked Keith Richards. I must go out and buy his autobiography."

Angela says the memorabilia meant little to her children and so it seemed appropriate to sell them.

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