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The Beatles’ handwritten ‘Hey Jude’ lyrics sell for $910,000 at auction

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A sheet of paper with partial “Hey Jude” lyrics, published by Paul McCartney for a...

A sheet of paper with partial “Hey Jude” lyrics, published by Paul McCartney for a recording session in 1968, is displayed in a Julien’s Auctions warehouse in Torrence, California, U.S. March five, 2020. REUTERS/Jane Ross

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Artist Paul McCartney’s handwritten lyrics to The Beatles’ strike track “Hey Jude” offered for $910,000 on Friday, 9 situations its unique estimate, auction property Julien’s Auctions claimed.

A vintage bass drumhead with The Beatles’ emblem that was applied in the course of the English band’s to start with North American tour in 1964 was a different top product, selling for $two hundred,000.

The objects were being between additional than 250 objects of Beatles memorabilia provided in an on line auction by Julien’s Auctions to mark the 50th anniversary of the band’s break up.

A drawing by John Lennon and spouse Yoko Ono identified as Bagism, a phrase they coined to satirize stereotyping, offered for $ninety three,750, whilst an ashtray applied by the Fab Four’s drummer Ringo Starr at the Abbey Street recording studios in London fetched $32,five hundred.

The picket phase of the modest Liverpool location the place the band done before they rocketed to fame went for $twenty five,600.

Prior to the sale, Julien’s Auctions tunes expert Jason Watkins had explained McCartney’s swiftly scribbled notes for a 1968 studio recording of “Hey Jude” as very scarce and useful.

“It’s certainly a very iconic track that everyone’s familiar with,” claimed Watkins. “These handwritten lyrics were being applied in the studio as a guideline when they were being recording it.”

The sale had been due to consider location on line and at the Challenging Rock Cafe in Situations Sq., New York, but it was designed on line-only due to the coronavirus pandemic, the auction property claimed.

Reporting by Sheila Dang Modifying by Daniel Wallis

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