On Friday, Paul McCartney’s handwritten lyrics of The Beatles hit song “Hey Jude” was sold at a price of $910,000 in an online Auction.
The England based rock band “The Beatles” formed in 1960 is considered to be one of the most influential band of all time. The music band was consists of four members, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. After composing several songs and performing worldwide for 10 years, the band got separated on this day, 50 years ago. All the members went on to build apart their own individual musical carriers.
On April 10 in Julien’s online auction, the handwritten lyrics by Paul McCartney of “Hey Jude” song which was released in 1968 was sold for $910,000, an estimated 9 times more than it’s original price. Hey Jude was one of the most popular songs of the band.
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The song was originally titled as “Hey Jules”, and it was intended to comfort Julian from the stress of his parent’s separation. McCartney said in an interview that, “I knew it was not going to be easy for him”, and that’s why he changed the name to “Jude” later because he thought that sounded a bit better than Jules.
Before the sale, Julien’s Auctions music specialist Jason Watkins had described McCartney’s hastily scribbled notes for a 1968 studio recording of “Hey Jude” as very rare and valuable.
Watkins said “It’s obviously a very iconic song that everyone’s familiar with”. “These handwritten lyrics were used in the studio as a guide when they were recording it.”
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The sale had been scheduled to take place online and at the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square, New York, but it was made online-only due to the Coronavirus pandemic, said the Auction house.