Artist Paul McCartney’s handwritten lyrics to The Beatles’ hit song Hey Jude offered for $910,000 US on Friday, 9 instances its authentic estimate, auction home Julien’s Auctions stated.
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 high merchandise, promoting for $200,000 US.
The objects have been amongst greater than 250 items of Beatles memorabilia provided 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, offered 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 helpful.
“It’s clearly a really iconic song that everybody’s acquainted with,” stated Watkins. “These handwritten lyrics have been used within the studio as a information after they have been recording it.”
The sale had been on account of happen on-line and at the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square, New York, but it surely was made online-only because of the Corona Virus pandemic, the auction home stated.