Saturday, June 19, 2010

Words are..... Expensive?

John Lennon's handwritten lyrics to 'A Day in the Life', have sold for $1.2 million at auction.

"Lennon's handwritten lyrics to the song, the final number on the Beatles album "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band", had been expected to fetch between $500,000 to $700,000 at the Sotheby's New York auction.

The most amount ever paid for Beatles lyrics at auction was $1.25 million in 2005 for 'All You Need Is Love'.

The single sheet of paper features a rough draft of the lyrics, including crossings out. On the reverse side is a neater version with fewer corrections. It appears that the line "I love to turn you on" – which prompted a BBC ban because the words were deemed to be a reference to taking drugs – was added later.

Rolling Stone magazine listed "A Day in the Life" at No. 26 in its compilation of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. "Sgt. Pepper" won four Grammy awards in 1968.

1. do you think they knew that one day it would be worth that?

2. someone had a little too much money to spend..


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