Beatles More Popular Than Elvis At Auction

THE BEATLES have triumphed over rival rock 'n' roll legend ELVIS PRESLEY at an American auction - suits worn by the Fab Four sold but the King's lot failed to attract big enough bids.

The four suits SIR PAUL McCARTNEY, JOHN LENNON, GEORGE HARRISON and RINGO STARR donned for the cover of their PLEASE PLEASE ME album sold for $110,000 (GBP61,000) at Bonhams in Los Angeles.

However, a collection of Presley's earliest recordings - including takes of ALL SHOOK UP - failed to sell at the two-day sale over the weekend (20/21NOV04).

A private collection of six tape recordings of Presley valued at between $30,000 (GBP16,600) and $50,000 (GBP27,700) did not meet their reserve price, but a signed Presley photograph did manage to fetch $2,115 (GBP1,175).

Auction spokesman ERIK SIMON says the Presley tapes were withdrawn because "they did not meet the minimum price set by the owners".

23/11/2004 21:14


Tags: Beatles - Elvis Presley - Sir Paul McCartney - John Lennon - George Harrison


More Beatles

Job Advert: Lollipop Lady, or Man, For 'Beatles' Abbey Road Crossing

A Westminster councillor is making plans to create a job opening for a lollipop lady or man to work at the famous 'Beatles' zebra crossing...

Guess Which Insects Have Killed the George Harrison Memorial Tree?

A tree planted in tribute to former Beatles guitarist George Harrison has died after being infested by...beetles. The pine tree was planted in Los Angeles'...

Beyoncé "Honoured & Humbled" By Hall Of Fame Exhibition

Beyoncé's fabulous collection of stage outfits in addition to some of her red carpet looks will be the focus of a new exhibition hosted at...

Happy Days! Why Ron Howard Will Make A Great Director Of The Beatles Documentary

Ron Howard is set to direct a new documentary focussing on The Beatles' journey from The Cavern Club in Liverpool to their final performance in...


Beatles Documentary In Safe Hands as Ron Howard Signs on to Direct

Ron Howard will direct and produce a fully authorized documentary on The Beatles touring years between 1960 and 1966, it has been confirmed. This is...

The Beatles Revived One More Time In Concert Documentary About The Early Years

Big news, Beatles fans: a new authorised documentary on the rock icons is in the works, with Ron Howard slated to direct. The film will...

Ron Howard to Direct Beatles Documentary, From Cavern Club to San Francisco

Oscar-winning filmmaker Ron Howard is set to direct a documentary about The Beatles, following their journey from Liverpool's Cavern Club to their last concert at...

Manic Street Preachers Named Most Lyrically Diverse As 'Futurology' Released

A tasty chunk of news for the music nerds: Manic Street Preachers have been found to be the most lyrically diverse act in a study...



Beatles Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Beatles

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All