«All You Need Is Love» lyrics sold for £600,000

John Lennon. 1973

The biggest sale of Lennon memorabilia for 20 years took place yesterday at the Cooper Owen auction in London. 12 items were presented at auction, among them a military-style tunic worn by Lennon that inspired the Beatles’ famous «Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band» record cover. The tunic worn by John Lennon in a Life magazine photo shoot in 1966 had been estimated at £30,000 but fetched £100,000 ($175,000).

Handwritten manuscript of the song «All You Need Is Love» used by Lennon during a television performance in 1967 was sold for £600,000 ($1.04 million). A piano from Lennon’s New York apartment brought £140,000 ($246,000), and a pair of his trademark glasses went for £55,000 ($96,000).

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