Remember the two-piece white suit worn by John Lennon for the cover of The Beatles’ album Abbey Road. Maybe looking at the picture will help (not to be confused with the Saturday Night Fever one worn by John Travolta)! Yes, that very controversial suit has been picked up for a whopping $46,000 at the Braswell Galleries’ annual New Year’s Day Auction on Saturday. Released in September 1969, Abbey Road gave the music world cult tracks such as Come Together, Something, Maxwell’s Silver Hammer, and Here Comes the Sun. Rolling Stone magazine placed the album at number 14 on its list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. And in 2009, readers of the magazine named it the greatest Beatles album.
The suit was a part of other Beatles memorabilia that were sold at the Braswell Galleries’ annual New Year’s Day Auction on Saturday. Made for Lennon by French designer Ted Lapidus, it’s perhaps is one of the most unforgettable album covers of all time and is the famous shot for the final Beatles album.
And while the winning bidder chose to remain anonymous, it’s sure to be the one of the most prized of his possession, if he is a Beatles fan that is. Which we think he is.