Rock memorabilia goes for four times the estimate
The bass drum used on the cover of The Beatles‘ landmark album ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ has been sold at auction for £541,250.
The piece of rock memorabilia, emblazoned with the album’s name, was auctioned at Christie‘s in London for four times its estimate.
Lennon‘s handwritten lyrics to his solo hit ‘Give Peace A Chance’ were sold for £421,250, while a recording of The Jimi Hendrix Experience‘s performance at 1968’s Woburn Music Festival went for £48,050.
A 1967 Gibson guitar used by The Who‘s Pete Townshend reached a price of £32,450, while a pair of stripy flares worn by Hendrix were sold for £20,000.