Artist Paul McCartney’s handwritten lyrics to The Beatles’ hit song Hey Jude bought for $910,000 US on Friday, 9 occasions its authentic estimate, auction home Julien’s Auctions mentioned.
A classic bass drumhead with The Beatles’ emblem that was used through the English band’s first North American tour in 1964 was one other prime merchandise, promoting for $200,000 US.
The gadgets have been amongst greater than 250 items of Beatles memorabilia supplied in an internet auction by Julien’s Auctions to mark the 50th anniversary of the band’s breakup.
A drawing by John Lennon and spouse Yoko Ono referred to as Bagism, a time period they coined to satirize stereotyping, bought for $93,750 US, whereas an ashtray utilized by the Fab Four’s drummer Ringo Starr at the Abbey Road recording studios in London fetched $32,500.
The picket stage of the small Liverpool venue the place the band carried out earlier than they rocketed to fame went for $25,600 US.
Before the sale, Julien’s Auctions music specialist Jason Watkins had described McCartney’s swiftly scribbled notes for a 1968 studio recording of Hey Jude as very uncommon and invaluable.
“It’s obviously a very iconic song that everyone’s familiar with,” mentioned Watkins. “These handwritten lyrics were used in the studio as a guide when they were recording it.”
The sale had been as a result of happen on-line and at the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square, New York, however it was made online-only because of the coronavirus pandemic, the auction home mentioned.