Paul McCartney handwritten lyrics
According to Rolling Stone, another notable item to be auctioned is a chunk of wall from The Ed Sullivan Show that was signed by the entire band in 1964. Their talk show appearance came on the first night of their epic three-day American debut, and the piece of wall is expected to bring in between $800,000 and $1 million.
When talking with the music magazine last month, Ringo reminisced about their first trip to America, saying, "It was Ed Sullivan, and it was a big show, and we didn't know while we were playing that 70 million people were watching, but it was being in America that was so exciting. All the music we loved was in America; it came from America to England. Where we come from, Liverpool, it was great because it was a port, so all of the guys from New York would bring the tracks over. Vinyl in those days, the LPs, and it was just great. I could feel the buzz, even on the plane, it was so exciting. I went, Aaaaah!"
The auction will not only be live at the Adelphi Hotel in Liverpool, but it will also be broadcast over the internet so you can bid on items no matter where you are in the world. A catalog will become available on February 28.