Monday, July 14, 2008

Ringo's Sgt. Pepper Drum Sells for Over 1 Million

The drum skin used on the cover of The Beatles' Sgt Pepper album has sold for £541,250 ($1.07m) at auction in London - almost four times the estimate.

John Lennon's lyrics for Give Peace a Chance sold for £421,250 ($833,000) at Christie's rock memorabilia sale. The lyrics were handed to comedy writer Gail Renard at Lennon and Yoko Ono's Montreal "bed-in" in 1969. The entire collection, which included photos never seen in public before, fetched more than £1.5m ($2.97m)

A pair of tinted prescription sunglasses belonging to Lennon, which the singer wore for the cover of the single Mind Games, raised £39,650 ($78,400).

Some of the other items which were to due to be sold at the auction:

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 ($49,400) and a pair of his stripy flared trousers made £20,000 ($39,550). A 1967 Gibson guitar, formerly owned by Pete Townshend of the Who, sold for £32,450 ($64,200).

Memorabilia from acts including Ella Fitzgerald to Madonna were also auctioned in the sale.

Stay Tuned Y'all!


Thanks to the BBC

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