Friday, January 12, 2007

Biggest Beatles sale yet may top cash chart

Jan 11 2007

ONE of the biggest batches of Beatles-related material is expected to fetch millions of pounds at a major auction of rock ‘n’roll memorabilia in the United States next week.

And Liverpool-based bidders will be able to make their own bids at the auction in Scotsdale, Arizona on Monday, January 15 as it will be live online via the internet.

Among the lots are:

* George Harrison’s original handwritten lyrics to his classic song While My Guitar Gently Weeps, on a single sheet of paper and featuring lines not featured on the final version recorded for the Beatles’ “White” album. On the reverse are the lyrics to Hey Jude, in the hand of the Beatles’ road manager Mal Evans.

* A 1917 Brambach baby grand piano owned and played by John Lennon. It was based at John and Yoko’s picturesque retreat in Long Island, New York and believed to have been used to compose some of Lennon’s last works such as Starting Over and Woman, released in 1980 – the year of his murder.

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