Tag Archives: John Lennon

Autographed 45 of The Beatles’ Please Please Me may bring $40,000 at Heritage Auctions

Signed double-single record; postcard inscribed by substitute drummer expected to draw major interest in Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Auction DALLAS, Texas (Feb. 24, 2017) – A 45 rpm copy of the second single released in the United Kingdom by all four members of the Beatles is expected to earn top lot honors at Heritage Auctions’ […]

Six alternative photos for The Beatles’ “Abbey Road” album cover expected to bring $60,000 Oct. 27 in New York

A very rare and complete set of the six alternative photos for The Beatles iconic Abbey Road album cover taken and autographed by Iain Macmillan in 1969 is estimated to bring in $60,000-$80,000 at Heritage Auctions’ public auction in New York City. Now part of Beatles folklore, Paul McCartney had drawn out his idea for the Abbey Road album cover while […]

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 […]

Largest Lock of John Lennon’s Hair Ever Preserved Offered at Heritage Auctions

Lennon’s hair was shaved for his 1966 role in “How I Won the War,” offered Feb. 20 in Dallas DALLAS – A substantial lock of John Lennon’s Beatles Mop Top hair  – cut of in preparation for his role as Private Gripweed in the 1966 film “How I Won the War” is expected to sell […]

Gavels n Paddles: Beatles' first contract, $93,750, Heritage

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall The first recording contract for The Beatles (signed in 1961 by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and drummer Pete Best), sold for $93,750 at an Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Auction held Sept. 19-20 by Heritage Auctions (based in Dallas, Tex.) in New York […]

How Are These Famous People Related?

How Are These Famous People Related?

How Are These Famous People Related? by Mike McLeod What do Napoleon Bonaparte and Charlie Chaplin have in common? How about Marilyn Monroe, Winston Churchill, John Lennon, and the Rolling Stones? Think about it for a moment. What could all these famous people from history, the movies, and music have in common? They weren’t born […]

Beatles-played guitar, $408,000, Julien's Auctions

Beatles-played guitar, $408,000, Julien's Auctions

Beatles-played guitar, $408,000, Julien’s Auctions Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auctions from Near & Far By Ken Hall A rare VOX guitar played by two legendary Beatles – John Lennon (while recording a video session for Hello, Goodbye) and George Harrison (while practicing I Am the Walrus for The Magical Mystery Tour) – sold for $408,000 […]

Ken’s Korner: Signed Beatles album auctions for $290,500

Ken’s Korner: Signed Beatles album auctions for $290,500

Ken’s Korner: Signed Beatles album auctions for $290,500 News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall A copy of the iconic album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, signed by all four Beatles in 1967 (the same year it was released), sold for $290,500 at an auction held in Dallas […]

Ken's Korner: Abbey Road cover recreated from food

Ken's Korner: Abbey Road cover recreated from food

Ken’s Korner: Abbey Road cover recreated from food Ken’s Korner New and Views from the World of Antiquing and Collecting by Ken Hall British food sculptor Paul Baker has painstakingly recreated the iconic cover of the Beatles’ Abbey Road album, using nothing but breakfast foods. He was commissioned by the Beefeater UK Grill restaurant chain, […]