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Andy Smith

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Sgt Pepper Drum-Skin makes 540,000 GBP!
« on: July 10, 2008, 10:28:44 PM »

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Sgt Pepper drum skin makes GBP 540,000


The iconic bass drum skin used on the front cover of The Beatles' 1967 album Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band sold for GBP 541,250 at auction.

Auction house Christie's had estimated that the hand-painted skin would sell for around £150,000, 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 GBP 300,000.

The hammer went down at GBP 421,250.

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 GBP 39,650.

The Rock and Pop Memorabilia sale at the London auction house raised more than GBP 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 GBP 48,050.

A 1966 Marshall amplifier used by Hendrix in concert between 1967 and 1969 sold for GBP 25,000 and a pair his stripy flared trousers made  GBP20,000. A 1967 Gibson guitar which had been owned by The Who's Pete Townshend sold for GBP 32,450.

The sale included memorabilia from acts from Ella Fitzgerald to Madonna. Sale prices include buyer's premium.
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Re: Sgt Pepper Drum-Skin makes 540,000 GBP!
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2008, 09:25:02 AM »

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

Surely that would be a bootleg? Naughty Christie's.
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