Give Peace a Bid: Lennon Lyrics Go to Auction

Hand-written memento expected to fetch at least $400K at Christie's sale
By Paul Stinson,  Newser User
Posted Apr 30, 2008 8:20 PM CDT

John Lennon’s handwritten lyrics to 1960s mantra "Give Peace a Chance" are going up for auction, reports Reuters. A Canadian woman, then 16, acquired them after sneaking into the famous Montreal "Bed-In" staged by Lennon and Yoko Ono in 1969—with Lennon predicting, “One day they will be worth something.”

Indeed. They're expected to go for between $400,000 and $600,000, topping the $450,000 "Nowhere Man" lyrics drew in 2003. The Rock and Pop Memorabilia auction, scheduled for July 10 at Christie's in London, also includes photos from the Bed-In. (More John Lennon stories.)

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