Sgt Pepper drum head sells for £541,250

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.

Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band drum headThe 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.

Last updated: 18 March 2012
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