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Old Jul 10, 2008, 01:59 PM   #1
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Post Sgt. Pepper drum skin & Give Peace a Chance lyrics SOLD

Sgt Pepper drum skin makes 540,000

(Thursday July 10, 2008 07:48 PM)

The iconic bass drum skin used on the front cover of The Beatles' 1967 album Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band sold for 541,250 [ED: roughly $854,524] at auction.

Auction house Christie's had estimated that the hand-painted skin would sell for around 150,000 [ED: $236,819], but it sold for almost four times that.

John Lennon's hand-written lyrics for Give Peace A Chance also surpassed their top estimate of 300,000 [ED: $473,639].

The hammer went down at 421,250 [$665,068].

The words were intended as a lyric sheet for Lennon and Yoko Ono's 1969 Bed-In for Peace at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Canada, but Lennon gave them to fan Gail Renard and asked her to rewrite them in a larger format so everyone could join in.

A pair of Lennon's tinted prescription sunglasses, which he wore for the cover of the Apple Records single Mind Games, sold for 39,650 [$62,599].

The Rock and Pop Memorabilia sale at the London auction house raised more than 1.5 million.

A rare recording of the Jimi Hendrix Experience performing at the Woburn Music Festival, at Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire, in July 1968 sold for 48,050.

A 1966 Marshall amplifier used by Hendrix in concert between 1967 and 1969 sold for 25,000 and a pair his stripy flared trousers made 20,000. A 1967 Gibson guitar which had been owned by The Who's Pete Townshend sold for 32,450.

The sale included memorabilia from acts from Ella Fitzgerald to Madonna. Sale prices include buyer's premium.

Lennon lyrics fetch BIG bucks
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Thu, 2008-07-10 13:20.
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A former Montrealer Gail Renard and old friend of CJAD's Tommy Schnurmacher has sold the handwritten lyrics to John Lennon's ``Give Peace a Chance'' at an auction house in London today.

Christie's auction house sold the item for just over $800,000 (USD), which she obtained with Tommy during the Beatle singer's ``bed-in for peace'' at Montreal's Queen Elizabeth Hotel in May 1969.

Lennon scribbled the lyrics on a piece on cardboard with a black marker before recording ``Give Peace a Chance'' with his wife Yoko Ono and an eclectic blend of personalities in the suite during the eight-day bed-in.

Renard, a TV writer now living in London, says she was able to get into the suite with her schoolmate, Tommy Schnurmacher, by sneaking in through back staircases, a fire escape and by outsmarting a security guard.

Renard, who was just 16 at the time, says Lennon gave her the lyrics himself, telling her they would be worth something one day.

Dozens of previously unpublished photographs Renard took during the event, meant to draw attention to the war in Vietnam, are also going under the hammer at the rock and pop memorabilia sale.


Note: I just noticed that there appears to be a discrepancy between the figure cited as the selling price for the lyrics in the first article (421,250/$665,068) and that which was cited in the second (just over $800,000). Another article that I found reports that it "fetched more than 400,000 pounds (500,000 euros, 790,000 dollars)". The exact number is not important to me, but if you care to investigate the matter yourself, click here to search for articles.

See also: George Harrison tries to sell Paul McCartney's underpants! (video)
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Ok, it would be beyond amazing to have that bass drum. Check out how amazing it still looks! *sigh* I love Pepper!
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