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Sgt Pepper drum fetches £541,000

Sgt Pepper drum
The whole collection fetched £1.5m

The drum skin used on the cover of The Beatles' Sgt Pepper album has sold for £541,250 ($1.07m) at auction in London - almost four times the estimate.

John Lennon's lyrics for Give Peace a Chance sold for £421,250 ($833,000) at Christie's rock memorabilia sale.

The lyrics were handed to comedy writer Gail Renard at Lennon and Yoko Ono's Montreal "bed-in" in 1969.

The entire collection, which included photos never seen in public before, fetched more than £1.5m ($2.97m)

A pair of tinted prescription sunglasses belonging to Lennon, which the singer wore for the cover of the single Mind Games, raised £39,650 ($78,400).

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Some of the items which were to due to be sold at the auction

Recordings of the Jimi Hendrix Experience performing at the Woburn Music Festival in July 1968 went for £48,050 ($95,000), a Marshall amplifier used by Hendrix in concert fetched £25,000 ($49,400) and a pair of his stripy flared trousers made £20,000 ($39,550).

A 1967 Gibson guitar, formerly owned by Pete Townshend of the Who, sold for £32,450 ($64,200).

Memorabilia from acts including Ella Fitzgerald to Madonna were also auctioned in the sale.


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