Fab four times price for Beatles drumskin
The iconic bass drum skin used on the front cover of The Beatles' 1967 album Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band has sold at auction for €670,000.
Auction house Christie's had estimated that the hand-painted skin would sell for around €185,000 but it sold for almost four times that.
John Lennon's hand-written lyrics for Give Peace A Chance also surpassed their top estimate of €375,000 - the hammer went down at €527,000.
The words were intended as a lyric sheet for Lennon and Yoko Ono's 1969 Bed-In for Peace at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Canada, but Lennon gave them to fan Gail Renard and asked her to rewrite them in a larger format so everyone could join in.
A pair of the Beatles star's tinted prescription sunglasses, which he wore for the cover of the Apple Records single Mind Games, sold for €50,000.
The Rock and Pop Memorabilia sale at the London auction house raised more than €1.8m.
A rare recording of the Jimi Hendrix Experience performing at the Woburn Music Festival, at Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire, in July 1968 sold for €60,000.
A 1966 Marshall amplifier used by Hendrix in concert between 1967 and 1969 sold for €31,000 and a pair his stripy flared trousers made €25,000.
A 1967 Gibson guitar which had been owned by The Who's Pete Townshend sold for €40,000.
The sale included memorabilia from acts from Ella Fitzgerald to Madonna. Sale prices include buyer's premium.