In “barely legible penmanship,” a sheet of paper that has the lyrics of the song “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” is to be auctioned. Handwritten by George Harrison, this Beetles memorabilia is to be auctioned off on 15th January at the Barrett-Jackson & Cooper Auctions Rock ‘n’ Roll auction in Scottsdale. According to the auction houses, “it shows the work in progress” as it has some more lyrics that are not there in the recorded version, “really significant and rare piece of memorabilia” that any hard-core fan of Beatles would want to have. With an estimated price of $500,000 to $800,000, it is the ‘most highly valued items in the auction.’ What makes it even more special is that some of the lyrics to “Hey Jude” are on the back of the paper.
Other lots to go under the hammer are memorabilia from the Doors, Elvis, Ella Fitzgerald, Jimi Hendrix and Britney Spears, more Beatles items like an original John Lennon drawing (estimated price $40-50K).