Beatles drum sold for £1.5m

LONDON: Beatles mania continues to rake in moolah as the latest trove went under the hammer at the Christie’s for £1.5 million.

The drum skin used on the cover of the Beatles’ Sgt Pepper Album fetched more than half a million pounds at the London auction, nearly four times the estimated price.

John Lennon’s lyrics for Give Peace a Chance sold for £421,250 at the rock memorabilia sale at Christie’s, BBC News said. 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.

A pair of tinted prescription sunglasses belonging to Lennon, which the singer wore for the cover of the single Mind Games, raised £39,650.