Gavels 'n' Paddles: Lennon handwritten lyrics, $354,000, Julien's Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far
by Ken Hall
John Lennon’s handwritten lyrics to the 1967 song Being For the Benefit of Mr. Kite!, which appeared on the Beatles’ iconic Sgt. Pepper album of that year, sold for $354,000 at a Music Icons Auction held May 21 by Julien’s Auctions (based in Beverly Hills, Calif.) at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City. Also, Elvis Presley’s Gibson Dove guitar realized $334,000; Michael Jackson’s History Tour Beat It jacket brought $256,000; and the Keith Moon “The Who” drumhead changed hands for $187,500. Prices include a 20 percent buyer’s premium.

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Lennon handwritten lyrics, $354,000, Julien’s Auctions