A paper sheet with the lyrics of a song written by John Lennon, sold for 1.2 million dollars

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.

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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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A sculpture by Modigliani, sold for a record 43.2 million euros ($52.6 million)

Limestone sculpture representing a woman’s head with oval face, almond-shaped eyes, thin and long nose, small mouth and neck stretched – a typical portrait of Modigliani – was sold for 43.18 million euros, all taxes included, after an estimate of between four and six million euros, excluding taxes.

“It is a record for an opera made by Amedeo Modigliani, having regard to all categories (paintings and sculptures)”, said the Christie’s officials.

65-inch sculpture was carried out from 1910 to 1912 and was first displayed at the Salon d’Automne of 1912.

The sculpture comes from the collection of the businessman Gaston Levy (1893 – 1977), the founder of the Monoprix retail chain.

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