domingo, 8 de noviembre de 2015

BEATLES (Guitar and Drum) FOR SALE




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John Lennon's hair, Kurt Cobain's cardigan, Michael Jackson's 'teeth' and Beatles' forged signatures among lots up for grabs at rock auction
By ROSS MCDONAGH FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
PUBLISHED: 3 November 2015

Ten thousand dollars might seem like a lot of money to pay for knowingly-forged signatures.
But when the forgers in question are the Beatles themselves, it suddenly doesn't seem so high.
A set of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr's faked signatures for each other is just one of the unusual items up for grabs at a huge upcoming rock auction by Julien's Live of Beverly Hills.

The 1964 set reveals how each of the fab four used to sign fan mail for the other three whenever they were absent.
Other Beatles-related memorabilia includes a document signed by John Lennon the day he died, a lock of his hair with a hand-written note signed  'love, from Bald'; as well as his legendary long-lost acoustic Gibson J-160E, used to compose and record early Beatles hits, with an opening bid of $300,000.
But the most sought after item in the entire collection is undoubtedly the band's Ludwig bass drumhead used on Ringo Starr's drum kit for their famous debut on The Ed Sullivan Show on February 9th, 1964, which is expected to fetch up to $1million.

Most of the Beatle's memorabilia cannot be claimed by successful bidders until the end of 2016 however, as it is currently on display at an exhibition at Grammy Museum.
Lennon's isn't the only hair up for grabs either; a lock of Kurt Cobain's is too with an altogether creepier backstory.
His widow Courtney Love had given it to comic book artist and doll maker Dame Darcy; in a comic-book style letter of authenticity, Dame explains that love commissioned her to make daughter Frances a doll out using her dad's hair, and the auctioned lock is what remained of it.

Iconic: The most sought after item in the entire collection is undoubtedly the band's Ludwig bass drumhead used on Ringo Starr's drum kit for their famous debut on The Ed Sullivan Show on February 9th, 1964
Iconic: The most sought after item in the entire collection is undoubtedly the band's Ludwig bass drumhead used on Ringo Starr's drum kit for their famous debut on The Ed Sullivan Show on February 9th, 1964

Can't buy me love: The drumhead is is expected to fetch up to $1million

Can't buy me love: The drumhead is is expected to fetch up to $1million

Resurfaced: John Lennon's legendary long-lost acoustic Gibson J-160E, used to compose and record early Beatles hits, has a starting bid of $300,000 but will likely go for more than twice that
Resurfaced: John Lennon's legendary long-lost acoustic Gibson J-160E, used to compose and record early Beatles hits, has a starting bid of $300,000 but will likely go for more than twice that




Nirvana fans can also bid the unmistakable green cardigan he wore on the famous 1993 MTV Unplugged session
'The Manhattan brand sweater is a blend of acrylic, mohair and Lycra with five-button closure (one button absent), with two exterior pockets, a burn hole and discoloration near left pocket and discoloration on right pocket, size medium,' the description reads.
There is also a tonne of Michael Jackson memorabilia available, including his fang mold for Thriller, the silver Bumble Ball prop from Scream, the pyjamas he wore for his Leave Me Alone video, and a load of creepy life size cowboy and Indian dummies from his Neverland Ranch.

Some of the other bizarre items include Jerry Lee Lewis's drivers licence, Steve Tyler's medical insurance card, Elvis Presley's Valium pill bottle, and a credit card application by Whitney Houston.
Perhaps the hardest to impress people with are the 'group of three framed Johnny Cash abstract drawings on paper, all unsigned,' which are estimated to go for between $1,000 - $2,000, despite being two pieces of paper with scribbles on them, and one with a circle.
The Icons and Idols 2015: Rock n' Roll collection goes under the hammer on November 7.






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John Lennon's guitar which he used to record and write some of The Beatles most famous songs sells at auction in California for $2.4 million
· John Lennon is thought to have recorded and written a number of hit songs, including Love Me Do and I Want to Hold Your Hand with the guitar
· The Gibson J-160E guitar was sold on Saturday to an undisclosed buyer at an auction in Beverly Hills
· The instrument was one of only two of its type flown from America to England in 1962 for Lennon and George Harrison
· John McCaw of San Diego bought the guitar in the late 1960s for $275, and only realized it belonged to Lennon recently
By BELINDA ROBINSON
FOR DAILYMAIL.COM and AP
PUBLISHED: 8 November 2015

An acoustic guitar that John Lennon used to record and write some of The Beatles most famous hit songs has sold at auction in California for $2.4 million (£1.5 million).
Lennon is thought to have recorded and written a number of songs, including Love Me Do and I Want to Hold Your Hand, with the instrument.
The Gibson J-160E guitar was sold on Saturday in Beverly Hills to an undisclosed buyer Julien's Auctions said.

The acoustic guitar that John Lennon used to record and write some of The Beatles most famous songs has sold at auction in California for $2.4 million (£1.5 million)
The acoustic guitar that John Lennon used to record and write some of The Beatles most famous songs has sold at auction in California for $2.4 million (£1.5 million)

Lennon (pictured) is thought to have recorded and written a number of hit songs, including Love Me Do and I Want to Hold Your Hand, with the Gibson J-160E
Lennon (pictured) is thought to have recorded and written a number of hit songs, including Love Me Do and I Want to Hold Your Hand, with the Gibson J-160E

The Gibson J-160E acoustic guitar once owned by John Lennon. The beautiful and iconic acoustic Gibson J-160E guitar was one of only two of its type flown from America to England in 1962 for Lennon and George Harrison
The beautiful and iconic acoustic Gibson J-160E guitar was one of only two of its type flown from America to England in 1962 for Lennon and George Harrison

Lennon bought the guitar in Liverpool in September 1962 for £161 ($242).
The auction house said the guitar was one of only two of its type flown from America to England in 1962 for Lennon and George Harrison.
'John so loved this particular guitar that he would take it home and wrote songs on it with Paul McCartney,' the auction house added.



Lennon used the guitar for about a year before swapping it with Harrison; it later went missing during the Beatles' Finsbury Park Christmas Show in London in 1963.
For more than 50 years the guitar's whereabouts remained unknown until a man in California discovered that a guitar in his possession may have historical value.
John McCaw of San Diego, bought the guitar in the late 1960s for $275, he stumbled on an old magazine story about Harrison, which featured a photo of the instrument which bore similar markings as his guitar.

Lennon, pictured here in 1963 with the guitar, kept it for about a year before swapping it with Harrison; it later went missing during a Christmas concert in 1963
Lennon, pictured here in 1963 with the guitar, kept it for about a year before swapping it with Harrison; it later went missing during a Christmas concert in 1963

The 1962 J-160E Gibson Acoustic Guitar was sold by Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills, California, John McCaw of San Diego, bought the guitar in the late 1960s for just $275 and was unaware of its owner
John McCaw of San Diego, bought the guitar in the late 1960s for just $275 but was unaware of its owner

THIS IMAGE IS SUPPLIED FOR GUIDANCE ONLY, UNKNOWN COPYRIGHT.
 COPY BY TOM BEDFORD MEDIA
 Pictured: An archive photo circa 1963 showing John Lennon (R) playing his Gibson J-160E acoustic guitar on stage with George Harrison, Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney.
 Re: An acoustic guitar, once owned by The Beatle's John Lennon, was sold at auction for a record $2.4 (£1.6), more than double its estimate.
 The 1962 J-160E Gibson Acoustic Guitar was sold by Ju;lien's Auctions in Beverly Hills, California, USA. THIS IMAGE IS SUPPLIED FOR GUIDANCE ONLY, UNKNOWN COPYRIGHT.
 COPY BY TOM BEDFORD MEDIA
 Pictured: An archive photo circa 1963 showing John Lennon (R) playing his Gibson J-160E acoustic guitar on stage with Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.
 Re: An acoustic guitar, once owned by The Beatle's John Lennon, was sold at auction for a record $2.4 (£1.6), more than double its estimate.
 The 1962 J-160E Gibson Acoustic Guitar was sold by Ju;lien's Auctions in Beverly Hills, California, USA.
McCaw stumbled on an old magazine story about Harrison, which featured a photo of the instrument which bore similar markings as his guitar (The Beatles are pictured here in 1963)

An expert was able to match the guitar's serial number, wood grain and markings to the one Lennon used in the early 1960s, (Lennon is pictured here in 1963 using the guitar)
An expert was able to match the guitar's serial number, wood grain and markings to the one Lennon used in the early 1960s, (Lennon is pictured here in 1963 using the guitar)

Lennon, left, holds the famous instrument in 1963, as he plays alongside band mate Paul McCartney, right,
Lennon, left, holds the famous instrument in 1963, as he plays alongside band mate Paul McCartney, right,

An expert was able to match the guitar's serial number, wood grain and markings to the one Lennon used in the early 1960s, Julien's Auction said.
The acoustic guitar was sold at auction for more than double its estimate, and shattered all records for rock memorabilia.
Meanwhile, the drum head that the Beatles used in their landmark performance on 'The Ed Sullivan Show' was also auctioned on Saturday for $2.1 million.
It was billed as the most famous of the seven known Beatles drop-T logo drum heads and the only one to be featured on a Beatles album jacket.

Lennon, right, is pictured on stage with his acoustic guitar as he plays with band mates Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr in 1963
Lennon, right, is pictured on stage with his acoustic guitar as he plays with band mates Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr in 1963

The J-160E Gibson Acoustic Guitar was in pristine condition and was sold by Julien's Auctions 
The J-160E Gibson Acoustic Guitar was in pristine condition and was sold by Julien's Auctions

The acoustic guitar fetched a record $2.4 million (£1.6 million), more than double its estimate
The acoustic guitar fetched a record $2.4 million (£1.6 million), more than double its estimate

The Beatles, (front) Ringo Starr and John Lennon, and (back) Paul McCartney and George Harrison are seen here at a press conference at the Hotel Warwick following their arrival to the U.S. from the UK in 1965
The Beatles, (front) Ringo Starr and John Lennon, and (back) Paul McCartney and George Harrison are seen here at a press conference at the Hotel Warwick following their arrival to the U.S. from the UK in 1965

The drum head that the Beatles used in their landmark performance on 'The Ed Sullivan Show' was also auctioned on Saturday for $2.1 million - The Beatles are pictured here at the Plaza Hotel in February 1964. (Clockwise from far left) George Harrison, Ringo Starr (at drums), Sir Paul McCartney and John Lennon.They were in New York to perform for the first time on the Ed Sullivan Show.
The drum head that the Beatles used in their landmark performance on 'The Ed Sullivan Show' was also auctioned on Saturday for $2.1 million - The Beatles are pictured here at the Plaza Hotel in February 1964. (Clockwise from far left) George Harrison, Ringo Starr (at drums), Sir Paul McCartney and John Lennon.They were in New York to perform for the first time on the Ed Sullivan Show.



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