A sheet of paper bearing Paul McCartney’s handwritten lyrics to “Hey Jude” offered for $910,000 in an online auction held Friday to mark the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ historic break up.
The doc penned by McCartney and used in the course of the 1968 London recording of the traditional tune at Trident Studios was offered for greater than 5 instances its pre-sale estimate.
California-based Julien’s Auctions shifted its sale of some 250 Beatles memorabilia online because of the Corona Virus pandemic, with followers around the globe bidding for guitars, uncommon vinyl and autographed objects.
Friday marks precisely half a century since an interview given by McCartney sealed the acrimonious finish of the “Fab Four,” extensively thought of one of the influential bands in historical past.
Asked if he foresaw a time when his prolific songwriting partnership with fellow Beatle John Lennon would restart, his blunt reply – “no” – spoke for itself.
McCartney wrote “Hey Jude” after an earlier break up – Lennon’s divorce from first spouse Cynthia following his affair with Japanese artist Yoko Ono.
The tune was composed to consolation Lennon’s son Julian throughout his mother and father’ break-up, and was initially titled “Hey Jules.”
The handwritten doc offered Friday incorporates partial lyrics together with annotations together with the phrase “break” used to assist the tune’s recording.
Other objects included a drumhead with the Beatles’ brand used throughout their first U.S. tour gig in 1964, offered for $200,000, and a handwritten capturing script web page for the “Hello, Goodbye” music video in 1967, fetching $83,200.
A brass ashtray utilized by Ringo Starr on the Abbey Road recordings in the 1960s earned $32,500.