Lennon's Scribbled 'Day in the Life' Lyrics on Sale

Handwritten sheet expected to fetch $700K
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 30, 2010 5:00 AM CDT
Lennon's Scribbled 'Day in the Life' Lyrics on Sale
In this undated photo released by Sotheby's Auction House in New York, one side of a handwritten, autographed manuscript by the late John Lennon is shown.   (AP Photo/Sotheby's Auction House)

(Newser) – Sotheby's is about to auction off a kind of Dead Sea Scroll for Beatles fans: John Lennon's handwritten—in felt marker and blue ink—lyrics sheet for “Day in the Life,” the revered final track from Sgt. Pepper that, in the words of the auction house's marketing department, “marked the Beatles' transformation from pop icons to artists.” The auctioneers are expecting the sheet, which sadly doesn't include Paul's lyrical contributions to the final track, to sell for $700,000, the BBC reports. Sale is June 18 in New York.
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