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Tuesday, 15 September, 1998, 23:02 GMT 00:02 UK
Beatles lyrics get back to where they once belonged
mccartney notebook
Paperback writer: The notebook contains doodles by band members
A notebook in which Paul McCartney drafted the lyrics for Hey Jude is on its way back to Liverpool after being sold at an auction for 111,500.

The spiral-bound notebook - described by Sotheby's as the "ultimate memento" of the Beatles - also contains lyrics for Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and All You Need is Love.

It was bought by Alan Murphy for his daughter Davinia, who plays Jude in Channel 4's Hollyoaks.

Mr Murphy, who phoned in his bid from the Beatles' home town of Liverpool, said: "My daughter celebrates her 21st birthday in November and I wanted to buy the notebook because she plays the part of Jude.

"It was supposed to be a surprise but I am so pleased that I will have to break the news to her straight away."

lennon jacket
Lennon's jacket: Sold for 8,000
The pad also contains lyrics, notes, drawings and poems by other Beatles and the group's road manager, the late Mal Evans.

The notebook - which failed to break the 160,000 world record for a sale of Beatles' lyrics - was the highlight of first day of the third Sotheby's Rock and Roll sale at the Hard Rock Cafe in London.

Also under the hammer was a corduroy jacket worn by John Lennon on the last Beatles' tour, which fetched 8,000.

ringo's car
Ringo's runaround: A snip at 12,500
An Austin Mini Cooper car, formerly owned by Ringo Starr and specially converted to fit a drum-kit, reached just 12,500. Sotheby's estimate was 25,000 to 35,000.

A drum skin signed by all the Beatles in 1963 was snapped up for 4,485.

The cornet played by Derek Watkins on several Beatles' recordings, including Strawberry Fields Forever, Penny Lane and Hey Jude brought in 4,140.

Jagger, Johnny Rotten and Elvis

The Beatles were not the only performers whose past wardrobes were raided for the sale.

A black leather motorcycle jacket that once belonged to Elvis Presley fetched 5,600.

Another lot contained a pair of Mick Jagger's velvet trousers from the late 1960s.

The grey and pink tie-dyed flares with star bead fasteners and multicoloured stripes were acquired from a former housekeeper of ex-Rolling Stones bass player Bill Wyman. They fetched 1,725.

A poster from the Sex Pistols' 1976 Anarchy In the UK tour sold for 943.

The sale continues on Wednesday, with Geri Halliwell's Spice Girls outfits providing the highlight.

See also:

07 Aug 98 | Entertainment
Beatles songsheet up for sale
13 Sep 98 | Entertainment
Sgt Pepper steals Geri's limelight
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