“Music is everybody’s possession. It’s only
publishers who think that people own it.”
Back in 1964 when The Beatles first were introduced to American’s by their appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, I can remember my father’s comment:
“These guys won’t last a week. No one will remember them or their music.”
My father couldn’t have misspoken more about any one event. In fact, The Beatles appearance that night was so historic and unforgettable, most people still remember exactly where they were that night.
So when I heard that this weekend a guitar once owned by John Lennon sold for $2.41 million, it didn’t surprise me.
Lennon’s 1962 Gibson guitar was used on many of the Beatles’ early hits like Love Me Do, I Want to Hold Your Hand and She Loves You. It went missing in the UK in the early 60s and somehow found its way to San Diego.
In true Lennon style, half of the proceeds from the sale of the guitar will go toward the Spirit Foundation, a charitable organization that he and his widow, Yoko Ono, created.
It’s comforting to know that even after Lennon’s tragic death the passion and love continues for Beatle memorabilia.