Whoever’s Auctioning Off The “Sgt. Pepper” Drum Head Is Definitely In It For The Money

noah | June 13, 2008 1:30 am

The latest bit of ’60s nostalgia to be sold off to the highest bidder: The title-emblazoned bass drum skin that appeared on the cover of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, which Christie’s of London will auction off next month as part of a popular-culture-themed extravaganza. According to the Times of London, Christie’s is hoping to fetch some £150,000 for the skin, which is a pretty penny considering that it doesn’t even come with the drum. Those of you hoping to get some Beatles memorabilia for your home without laying out cash in the six-figure range shouldn’t fret, though: An upcoming auction at Christie’s NYC outpost is offering up the script for Paul McCartney’s 1984 film Give My Regards To Broad Street, for which the auction house is only expecting to fetch about $1,500. Maybe we should all put our money together for the cause… or at least have a group listen to “No More Lonely Nights”!

Sgt. Pepper’s icon set to drum up £150,000 [Times]