Friday, July 11, 2008

Massive Haul of Beatles Memorabilia Auctioned In London

Wow, a massive auction of Beatles related memorabilia went brought in a record amount of cash recently

The drum skin used on the cover of The Beatles' Sgt Pepper album has sold for £541,250 ($1m)

John Lennon's lyrics for Give Peace a Chance sold for £421,250 at the rock memorabilia sale at Christie's.

The lyrics were handed to comedy writer Gail Renard at Lennon and Yoko Ono's Montreal "bed-in" in 1969

A pair of tinted prescription sunglasses belonging to Lennon, which the singer wore for the cover of the single Mind Games, raised £39,650 ($79,000).

Other rock stuff included:

Recordings of the Jimi Hendrix Experience performing at the Woburn Music Festival in July 1968 went for £48,050 ($95,000), a Marshall amplifier used by Hendrix in concert fetched £25,000 ($50,000) and a pair of his stripy flared trousers made £20,000 (49,000).

A 1967 Gibson guitar, formerly owned by Pete Townshend of the Who, sold for £32,450 ($64,000).

Source BBC

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