Sgt. Peppers bass drum skin may fetch PS150,000 at auction

June 12th, 2008 - 7:24 pm ICT by ANI  

London, June 12 (ANI): A unique hand-painted bass drum featured on the cover of rock band Beatles third studio album is expected to be sold for 150,000 pounds at an auction.

The ultimate piece, painted by the fairground artist Joe Ephgrave, from The Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band album will be auctioned at Christies in London, reports Times Online.

Other items up for sale also include a previously unheard recording of Jimi Hendrix in concert in 1968 and a birthday card sent by John Lennon to Elton John.

The sale is expected to raise more than 1 million pounds.

Sgt. Pepper’s is often described as The Beatles’ magnum opus, and one of the most influential albums of all time by prominent critics and publications.

It was ranked the greatest album of all time by Rolling Stone in 2003. (ANI)

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