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  • John Lennon's Lyrics Auctioned Off for $1.2 Million

    Mon, 21 Jun 2010 10:19:49

    John Lennon's Lyrics Auctioned Off for $1.2 Million - "Day in the Life" lyric sheet purchased by American collector

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    An original, handwritten copy of John Lennon's lyrics to 'A Day in the Life,' the final track 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band,' has sold at an auction house in New York City for $1.2 million. Holy shit, Batman. That's a lot of scratch for a piece of rock memorabilia. The sheet, written in pen and marker and featuring writing on both sides, sold at double the anticipated price; Sotheby's auction house was expecting the lyric sheet to fetch $800,000. The winning bidder is reportedly an American collector.

    The song was banned by the BBC due to its discussion of drug use. It was even removed from copies of the record that were sold in Asia, in what can only be described as censorship.

    What piece of rock memorabilia would you like to own? What would you mortgage your house on?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    06.21.10




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