Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Sgt. Pepper's Tunic Going Once...

More clothes-related news from the BBC:

The tunic which inspired the cover for the Beatles' Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album is set to go under the hammer later this month. The military band tunic worn by John Lennon in a Life magazine photoshoot in 1966 is predicted to sell for £30,000. The garment is part of a sale of Lennon memorabilia being auctioned in London on 28 July. Other items include the song writer's hand-written manuscript of All You Need Is Love.

...Ted Owen, director of Cooper Owen, said: "Together, the items in this sale combine all the best elements of the man himself. "It is iconic [what's up with all this iconic clothing business? -jh], idealistic and irreverent. We are honoured to be passing them on - and the sale itself will celebrate Lennon and his legacy the way it was meant to be celebrated."
I can't think of a better way to celebrate his legacy than having an auction of his personal belongings.

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