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Beatles’ Hey Jude lyrics fetch over $900k at auction

I’ve gone on record as saying The Beatles are hella overrated and that I just don’t really “get it”.  But I’m not blind to megastardom and how valuable the possessions of the famous are. Beatle included.

Sir Paul McCartney’s handwritten lyrics to The Beatles’ song “Hey Jude” sold for $910,000, according to US auction house Julien’s Auctions.

The vast sum is approximately six times the original estimate.

McCartney wrote the 1968 hit to console John Lennon’s son, Julian Lennon, after the divorce of the boy’s parents, originally titled “Hey Jules”.

“It’s obviously a very iconic song that everyone’s familiar with,” said Watkins. “These handwritten lyrics were used in the studio as a guide when they were recording it.”

“Hey Jude” topped record charts around the world and was the best-selling single of 1968 in the UK, the US, Australia and Canada.

A sheet of paper with partial “Hey Jude” lyrics, written by Paul McCartney for a recording session in 1968, is displayed in a Julien’s Auctions warehouse in Torrence, California, U.S. March 5, 2020. REUTERS/Jane Ross