19 Jun 2010

$US1.2 million paid for Lennon song sheet

10:05 am on 19 June 2010

John Lennon's handwritten lyrics to the Beatle's song A Day in the Life have sold for $US1.2 million at auction in New York.

The double-sided sheet of paper features edits and corrections by Lennon in his own hand.

The BBC reports the sheet also contains some corrections and other notes penned in red ink.

The song - co-written with Paul McCartney - is the final track on the band's 1967 Sgt Pepper album.

The buyer was an anonymous American telephone bidder. The sheet had previously belonged to Mal Evans, the Beatles road manager.