The Beatles song lyrics by Paul McCartney, Prince's custom-made guitar, other memorabilia head for auction

Julien's Auctions has announced that the auction taking place 19-20 June in LA and online will include a 1984 blue cloud guitar custom-made for Prince that he played in his prime period just after Purple Rain.

The Associated Press May 05, 2020 10:37:15 IST
The Beatles song lyrics by Paul McCartney, Prince's custom-made guitar, other memorabilia head for auction

A guitar from Prince's prime and some legendary Beatles lyrics sketched out by Paul McCartney are among the items going up for auction at a major music artifacts sale.

The Beatles song lyrics by Paul McCartney Princes custommade guitar other memorabilia head for auction

Julien's Auctions announced Monday that the auction taking place 19 and 20 June in Beverly Hills and online will include a 1984 blue cloud guitar custom-made for Prince that he played in his prime period just after Purple Rain.

The auctioneer calls the instrument, with the artist's love symbol on the neck and gold hardware, one of the most important guitars from the early years of Prince's career ever to come to auction. It's projected to fetch between $ 100,000 and $ 200,000, the auction house said.

A purple suit, a pendant and a pair of boots from Prince will be for sale too. A page of McCartney's handwritten lyrics, featuring cross-outs, revisions and earlier drafts of lines for the song 'Maxwell's Silver Hammer', from the Beatles' 1969 album Abbey Road will also be up for auction.

The lyric sheet is expected to draw between $ 200,000 and $ 300,000.

The auction will also have memorabilia from Madonna, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Johnny Cash, Jim Morrison, the Rolling Stones, Queen, and David Bowie.

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