The drum head which appeared on the cover of The Beatles’ album Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band has sold for £541,250 ($1.07m), nearly four times the estimated price, at an auction in London.
The rock memorabilia sale at Christie’s also saw John Lennon’s lyrics for ‘Give Peace A Chance’ sell for £421,250 ($833,000).
A pair of tinted prescription sunglasses which John Lennon wore on the cover of the ‘Mind Games’ single sold for £39,650 ($78,400).
The entire collection, which fetched over £1.5m ($2.97m), included a pair of trousers and an amplifier belonging to Jimi Hendrix, a 1967 Gibson guitar formerly owned by The Who’s Pete Townshend, and stage clothes worn by Elton John.
Also on this day...
- 2018: Ringo Starr live at Parco della Musica, Rome, Italy
- 2014: Ringo Starr live at Humphrey’s Concerts By The Bay, San Diego, California
- 2009: Paul McCartney live at Halifax Common, Nova Scotia, Canada
- 1969: Recording, mixing: Maxwell’s Silver Hammer, Something, You Never Give Me Your Money
- 1968: Recording, mixing: Revolution, Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
- 1968: John Lennon is best man at Alexis Mardas’ wedding
- 1964: Television: Summer Spin
- 1963: Live: Winter Gardens, Margate
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)
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