An American company has auctioned a handwritten copy of the lyrics of While My Guitar Gently Weeps by The Beatles. The initial cost of the lot was estimated at 195 thousand dollars.
As the British newspaper Daily Mail knew it, the text was written by hand by George Harrison and Ringo Starr, when the four recorded the record at the EMI Abbey Road Studio in London in 1968. This song was included on the double The White Album, which was the band’s ninth.
The recording is a Studio sheet that alternates lines from Harrison and Starr. Handwriting expert Frank Caiazzo confirmed the authenticity of the text. According to him, the text has spelling errors typical of Ringo Starr.
The publication notes that such handwritten texts of The Beatles are rarely put up for auction, so for someone, it will be a chance to enter the history of rock and roll.
On Thursday, fans around the world celebrate World Beatles Day. UNESCO created the holiday in 2001. The date is set in honor of January 16, 1957, when the Cavern Club opened in Liverpool, where the band began performing. On this day, musicians at the Cavern Club perform the Beatles ‘ hits.