Sgt Pepper Drum Under The Hammer


Amongst other rock and roll items, Beatles memorabilia went up for auction at Christie's yesterday.

The iconic drum skin used on the cover of The Beatles' Sgt Pepper album has sold for £541,250 at auction in London - almost four times the estimate.

Sgt Pepper

The lyrics for John Lennon's "Give Peace a Chance" sold for £421,250 at the rock memorabilia sale at Christie's.

The collection, including photos which have never been seen in public before, was expected to fetch up to £300,000. But actually went for more than £1.5m.