Outrage because Michael Gudinski’s memorial program is listed on eBay

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A memorial program of Michael Gudinski’s memorial is up on eBay and sparks outrage among the music legend’s former workers.

The pamphlet, from the music industry icon’s state funeral on March 24, was posted to the auction site last week, attracting a total of 15 offers from seven bidders.

By Sunday night, it had hit $ 200 as potential buyers raised their bids for the commemorative booklet.

But the sale sparked disgust among former employees of Gudinski’s Mushroom Group empire who flocked to social media to beat the seller.

‘That just ended. Disgusting, ”one former employee wrote.

Widely regarded as the 'father of the Australian music industry', Gudinski died suddenly in his sleep on March 2 at the age of 68.

Widely regarded as the ‘father of the Australian music industry’, Gudinski died suddenly in his sleep on March 2 at the age of 68.

‘People are seriously f *** ed. Just so disgraceful and disrespectful. So mad at all this, ”said another, the Herald Sun reported.

Others called the listener’s actions “disgusting” and “rude,” while another woman said people were collecting programs at the close of the memorial.

‘I don’t think some people really care about the person or their family and friends. If there is no personal relationship, they see a transaction opportunity, ”she said.

The funeral brochure has since been pulled from eBay after complaints started appearing online.

The program was in the form of a double vinyl album and featured photos of Gudinski with family, including wife Sue and children Matt and Kate, as well as some of his earnings such as Melburnian of the Year.

Other images showed the music icon with friends, including Ed Sheeran, Kylie Minogue, Elton John, Billy Joel, Molly Meldrum, Madonna, Leonard Cohen, Linda and Vika Bull, Peter Garrett, Jimmy Barnes.

Widely regarded as the ‘father of the Australian music industry’, Gudinski died suddenly in his sleep on March 2 at the age of 68.

He was buried in a private funeral on March 10.

Gudinski has been instrumental in bringing international artists to Australia and New Zealand since the late 1970s.

His state funeral was held on March 24 at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena, with guests including Ed Sheeran and Kylie.

During the memorial, Ed broke down in tears as he recalled his close friendship with Michael, who organized his record-breaking Australian tour in 2018.

Kylie took to the stage to pay tribute to the man who launched her music career with a rendition of her hit The Loco-Motion.

A memorial program of his state memorial (pictured) was featured on eBay last week, with a top bid of $ 200, before being removed after complaints about the sale surfaced on social media

A memorial program of his state memorial (pictured) was featured on eBay last week, with a top bid of $ 200, before being removed after complaints about the sale surfaced on social media

A memorial program of his state memorial (pictured) was featured on eBay last week, with a top bid of $ 200, before being removed after complaints about the sale surfaced on social media

“So Michael – The Big G – took this little skinny girl from Melbourne to the world and home again,” she said.

The little pop star added that her former mentor “ made me feel like I was 100 feet tall. ”

She added that Michael “believed in you when you couldn’t believe in yourself,” but said she couldn’t perform alone.

She then called Ed, who had previously performed, back to the stage to duets with her and they performed her 2010 single All the Lovers.

“So Michael had talked for a long time about his love for Ed and how we would meet, and now we finally met properly,” she explained.

Meanwhile, prerecorded tributes poured in from artists around the world, including Elton John, Taylor Swift and Bruce Springsteen.