A paper containing the lyrics to the song “Hey Jude” written by the Beatles frontman, Paul McCartney, was successfully auctioned for $ 910 thousand last Friday (10/4/2020). The sale was made online and at Hard Rock Cafe, Times Square, New York because of the global corona virus pandemic.
The auction house Julien’s Auctions said the lyric paper for the song “Hey Jude” was sold nine times the original estimate. According to music specialist Jason Watkins, Paul McCartney wrote the song notes in a hurry to record it in a studio in 1968 so that it became very rare and valuable.
“This is clearly a very iconic song that everyone knows. This handwritten lyrics are used in the studio as a guide when they record it,” Watkins said as reported by Reuters.
In addition to the lyrics, the wooden stage where the Beatles performed before they were famous sold for $ 25,600. Then, the vintage bass drumhead with the Beatles logo that was used during the band’s first North American tour in 1964 sold for $ 200 thousand.
Another item auctioned off was a picture of John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono, selling for $ 93,750. While the ashtray used by drummer Ringo Starr at the Abbey Road recording studio in London sold $ 32,500.
Total Beatles memorabilia that was auctioned by Julien’s Auction online reached 250 items while marking the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ farewell.