Guitars owned by late BEATLE GEORGE HARRISON and ROLLING STONE KEITH
RICHARDS are forming the centre piece of an auction of entertainment
memorabilia next month (DEC04).
Late Harrison's GIBSON SG instrument, which was also used by John Lennon
during the recording of classic disc The White Album in 1969, is estimated to
attract bids of up to $500,000 (GBP278,000) when it goes on sale at Sotheby's
in New York.
Richards' guitar, which he played in the mid-1960s, is expected to raise
circa $400,000 (GBP222,000).
Elsewhere, BRITNEY SPEARS' school book report from the 1980s is hoped to
bring in $800 to $1,000 (GBP445 to GBP555), while Jimi Hendrix's 1961 junior
high school yearbook has an estimated value of between $1,500 to $2,000 (GBP835
Over 400 items go on sale at the 17 December (04) event, of which over 70
are Beatles memorabilia.