A sheet with the lyrics of the song “A Day In The Life”, handwritten by John Lennon, was sold for $ 1.2 million dollars, Friday, in the auction organized by Sotheby’s in New York, informs the online edition of Rolling Stone.
The amount for which the paper with the lyrics “A Day In The Life” was awarded far exceeded initial estimates, which amounted to 700,000 dollars. The song was the last track on the album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”, released in 1967 and was the soundtrack of a musical with the same title, in 1968.
The person who purchased the sheet, with erasures and cuts, written by Lennon, was an American who participated by telephone from Friday’s auction, organized by Sotheby’s in New York.
Although they have exceeded one million dollars, these lines have not yet managed to become the most expensive ever sold by Beatles in an auction, given that in 2005, handwritten lyrics to “All You Need is Love” were awarded for 1.25 million dollars.
The song “A Day In The Life” was ranked by Rolling Stone among the best 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
Beatles, composed of Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr was one of the most famous and successful groups in rock history, having an experience of over 1.1 billion albums sold worldwide.
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