Kicker – Beatlemania

ED SULLIVAN: Ladies and Gentlemen: The Beatles!

NICK EICHER, HOST: And Beatlemania continues!

About 300 pieces of memorabilia from the Lads of Liverpool will hit the auction block in New York next month.

Up for bid will be autographed items, guitars and instruments, and some real oddities, like an ashtray Ringo Starr used at Abbey Road Studios. The smell cannot have improved in more than 50-years-time.

But you can also bid on a sheet of paper on which Paul McCartney scribbled the partial lyrics of “Hey Jude” during a recording session. That’s expected to go for close to $200,000. 

And perhaps the most unique item of all—a wooden stage the Beatles performed on before they made it to the Ed Sullivan Show. 

The auction scheduled for April 10th at New York’s Hard Rock Cafe.

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