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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).


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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