Music memorabilia goes under the hammer in New York...
Lowri Williams

14:59 18th December 2004

The Gibson SG guitar that was used by The Beatles in the recording of 'Revolver' and 'The White Album' has been sold at auction for £294,000 in New York.

The rock and entertainment auction held at Christie's raised over £1.1 million in total reports the BBC.

One of the 70 items of Beatles memorabilia up for grabs were never-before-heard original tapes of an interview of Lennon by a reporter for the Washington Star newspaper from 1975.

Other lots in the auction included a school book reports by Britney Spears that went for £1000 and a letter from Kurt Cobain to Courtney Love that sold for a massive £10,000.

A Christie's spokesman said: "There was interest across all sectors from early Hollywood all the way through to Britney Spears' book report."

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