The Beatles Sgt Pepper drum skin used on the cover of the famous album cover has sold for almost four times the estimated price reaching £541,250 ($1.07m). It was also a great day for sales for other famous memorabilia too as the collection, which included photos never seen in public before, fetched more than £1.5m ($2.97m) and included John Lennon’s famous lyrics for Give Peace a Chance sold for £421,250 ($833,000). A pair of tinted prescription sunglasses belonging to Lennon, which the singer wore for the cover of the single Mind Games, raised £39,650 ($78,400) alone! Recordings of the Jimi Hendrix Experience performing at the Woburn Music Festival in July 1968 went for £48,050 ($95,000), a Marshall amplifier used by Hendrix in concert fetched £25,000 ($49,400) and a pair of his stripy flared trousers made £20,000 ($39,550). A 1967 Gibson guitar, formerly owned by Pete Townshend of the Who, sold for £32,450 ($64,200). Source.
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