Beatles memorabilia has gone to back to basics with the auction of a roll
of toilet paper the Fab Four refused to use, with a starting price of $76,000
The Beatles - John Lennon, George Harrison, Sir Paul McCartney and RINGO
STARR - neglected the toilet roll during 60s sessions at London studio Abbey
Road because it was "too hard and shiny" and were disgusted that each sheet had
stamped on it.
The toilet paper has been kept in a glass box and is being sold on website
EBAY.COM after initially being auctioned at an Abbey Road sale in October
The item comes with a note written by former manager KEN TOWNSEND, which
reads: "Most things went very smoothly with The Beatles at Abbey Road - but not
this roll of toilet paper which they complained was too hard and shiny.
"They also thought it disgraceful that the management should stamp each
sheet of paper EMI Ltd. The paper was immediately withdrawn and things became
much smoother for staff after that."
So far, no bids have been placed.