A digital version of handwritten notes for the Beatles’ hit single Hey Jude has sold at auction for nearly £ 60,000.
The musical score, written by Paul McCartney, has been sold as an irreplaceable token (NFT), a unique, marketable digital asset.
Along with the notes of the song, an assortment of other NFT souvenirs was sold, including images of the band’s guitars and costumes owned by John Lennon.
In total, Julien’s Auctions in California are worth £ 117,285 ($ 158,720).
It was organized by Julian Lennon, the son of the Beatles singer and his first wife, Cynthia.
The notes for Hey Jude won the most, selling for £ 56,750.
Among the NFT of Lennon’s outfits on sale was a digital photo of an Afghan coat she wore on the set of the 1967 film Magical Mystery Tour and an image of the black cloak she wore in the movie Help.
They cost a total of £ 16,500. An image of his 1959 Gibson Les Paul sold for £ 9,450, twice the mark.
A percentage of the profits will go to the White Feather Foundation of Julian Lennon, which deals with environmental and humanitarian issues around the world.
“The Lennon Connection is an innovative NFT collection that sets the pattern for how high-end collective souvenirs will use NFT,” said Josh Katz, CEO of YellowHeart NFT, one of the auction partners.
The success of the sale shows that “fans are very interested in the NFT of these sought-after physical collectibles,” he added.
The Beatles’ NFT of handwritten notes on Hey Jude sells for almost £ 60,000 Ents & Arts News
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