samedi, juillet 30, 2005

John Lennon

John Lennon Scrap Paper Sells for $1million

by Paul Cashmere @ Undercover

30 July 2005

John Lennon's handwritten lyrics used on the day of the global television broadcast of The Beatles 'All You Need Is Love' has fetched for than $1million at an auction in the UK.

The piece of paper sold for £600,000 ($US1.05 million, $AUD1.39 million).

The paper was authenticated at the end of the television performance when Lennon is seen dropping it on the floor at the end of the song. It was later picked up and kept by a staff member of the BBC studios where the filming took place. The girl who picked up the paper provided a signed letter of proof of the document.

'All You Need Is Love' now holds the record for the most expensive Beatle lyric ever sold beating a hand written 'Nowhere Man' which went for $£250,000 in 2003.

The bidder was present in the room at London's Hippodrome theatre and competed with a telephone bidder for the prize possession.

Other items sold included a military jacket similar to the jacket Lennon wore on the Sgt Pepper cover which went for £10,000, an organ which Lennon played at the final Beatles concert at Shea Stadium in 1966 which sold for £180,000 and a painted done by Lennon in 1958 at Art school sold for £25,000.