Elvis Presley's Guitar And John Lennon Lyrics Auctioned
Guitar given to Elvis Presley by his father fetches £230,000, while the lyrics of late Beatle John Lennon sell for £244,000
The Gibson Dove, which fetched £230,000, was allegedly painted black and given to pop icon Presley by his father Vernon after he earned a black belt in karate. The singer played it onstage in the 70s and eventually gave it to a fan in the front row at his concert in North Carolina in 1975.
Lennon's handwritten lyrics for the song 'Being For The Benefit of Mr Kite!' which appears on Beatles album 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band', sold for £244,000.
Other items included Michael Jackson's red neoprene jacket which he wore for his 1996-97 'History' world tour, and Presley's first piano. Stevie Ray Vaughan's Fender Broadcaster electric guitar, which was estimated at over $400,000, failed to find a buyer.