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Beatles Up For Auction

Beatles Up For Auction

George Harrison's original handwritten lyrics for The Beatles' While My Guitar Gently Weeps go on sale on Monday January 15.

The lyrics will be part of a Cooper Auctions sale in Scottsdale, Arizona and are expected to fetch as much as £400,000.

Written for the White Album and recorded by The Beatles in July 1968 with Eric Clapton on guitar, While My Guitar Gently Weeps is one of Harrison's greatest Beatles songs.

The lyrics are on sale alongside what is being described the last ever piece of Beatles memorabilia - Sir George Martin's orignal score for the version of the song created for The Beatles' Love album.

Sir George has donated all proceeds from the sale of the score - which is signed by Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Olivia Harrison, Yoko Ono and Martin himself - to the George Martin Music Foundation charity.


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