Lennon’s ‘Day In The Life’ Lyrics Up For Auction

John Lennon’s handwritten lyrics to “A Day in the Life,” considered one of the Beatles’ greatest songs and the final track on “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” will go on sale in New York in June.

Sotheby’s auctioneer, which described it as “the revolutionary song that marked the Beatles’ transformation from pop icons to artists,” expects the manuscript to fetch $500-700,000 when it goes under the hammer on June 18.

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Published in: on April 29, 2010 at 10:51 PM  Leave a Comment  

Jimi Hendrix’s Personal Items Arrive at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian

Personal items belonging to Jimi Hendrix arrived today accompanied by his sister, Janie Hendrix. The items include a colorful patchwork full-length leather coat, a leather necklace and a leather pouch. These are among the very few of the rock legend’s possessions sent home to his family from his apartment in New York after he died on Sept. 18, 1970.

Though Hendrix’s father asked that all of his son’s belongings be sent home to Seattle, including a hundred guitars, scant few arrived. The coat was an obvious favorite of Hendrix’s, as seen from the deep creases around the elbows, dark demarcation sweat lines and well-worn hem; until today, the coat has never been displayed nor have photos of it been published.

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Published in: on April 29, 2010 at 10:23 PM  Leave a Comment  

Byram Woman Wins 2010 Beale Street Music Festival “Getaway” Contest


All Expense Paid Trip To Bluff City For One of Nation’s Largest and Most Popular Outdoor Music Festivals

MEMPHIS, Tenn.—-A Byram, Mississippi woman will be traveling to the Bluff City this weekend to attend the 2010 Beale Street Music Festival after winning the grand prize in Cellular South’s recently completed online register to win sweepstakes contest designed to draw attention to the wireless carrier’s major sponsorship of the three-day outdoor music festival.

Cindy Wilks, a legal secretary for Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance, won the grand prize package as part of a nearly month-long online register-to-win contest sponsored by Cellular South leading up to this weekend’s 2010 Beale Street Music Festival,which kicks off a month-long community celebration in Memphis.

The package, worth more than $3,500, includes a 2-night stay with valet parking at the Madison Hotel, a four-star rated luxury boutique hotel in downtown Memphis, dinner for two at Charlie Vergos’ The Rendezvous and Texas de Brazil, festival passes, official event t-shirts and posters and a Gibson guitar autographed by guitar legend Jeff Beck.

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