John Lennon Lyrics Up For Auction
The John Lennon-penned lyrics to "A Day in the Life" are being auctioned by Sotheby's New York on June 18. "A Day in the Life" was the last song on The Beatles' album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band – in countries where it wasn't stripped from the album – and the first credited with making The Beatles true artists. Being a Beatles production, the lyrics and song also came with enough controversy to match its accolades.
These same lyrics have been auctioned before, and although bidding a few years ago in a Bonham's offering was said to reach $2 million, this time Sotheby's places estimates at anywhere from $500,000 to $700,000.