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Beatles lyrics sell for 97,000
McCartney lyrics
The lyrics were penned on a piece of Apple headed notepaper
Beatles lyrics penned by Sir Paul McCartney have been sold for $192,000 (97,000) at an auction in New York.

The handwritten early version of Maxwell's Silver Hammer from 1968 were given to the musician's biographer Barry Miles soon afterwards.

A guitar owned by the late Jimi Hendrix which had been kept at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame fetched $168,000 (85,000) at the Christie's sale.

A page from Britney Spears's schoolbook made only $240 (120).

Beatles reunion

It contained the pop star's handwritten review of a Sophocles translation from when she attended junior high school at the age of 13, with notes from her teacher including "write more neatly".

Hendrix's guitar
Hendrix's guitar is a Fender Stratocaster

The auctioneer was forced to start the bidding at only $50 (25) due to a lack of interest.

Other sales included a notebook containing lyrics written by Bob Marley, which commanded $72,000 (36,445).

A poem penned by Doors frontman Jim Morrison made (25,500) - well beyond its $12,000 (6,075) estimate.

Another item with a Beatles connection was sold for $38,400 (19,435) - a taped interview with John Lennon from 1974 which formed the basis of an article for Crawdaddy magazine.

He discussed his songwriting technique and the possibility of a Beatles reunion.


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