Lennon Lyrics Sell for $833K

His handwritten sheet for "Give Peace a Chance" fetches a hefty sum
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 10, 2008 6:45 PM CDT
Writer Gail Renard, right, poses in front of John Lennon's handwritten lyrics for the song 'Give Peace A Chance' song. Lennon gave the lyrics to the then-teenage Renard.    (LEFTERIS PITARAKIS)
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(Newser) – Christie's auction house has sold John Lennon's handwritten lyrics to "Give Peace a Chance" for $833,654. Lennon wrote and recorded the lyrics during his 1969 Bed-in protest for peace at the Queens Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal. A pajamas-clad Lennon gave the handwritten sheet to a Montreal teenager, who's now a rather flush fan.