Paul McCartney’s handwritten ‘Hey Jude’ notes to be auctioned off as NFT

NFTs have certainly made a splash lately with everything from original artwork to social media posts to event tickets sold digitally to the respective owners.

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Despite their new and sometimes controversial presence in the metaverse, it cannot be denied that NFTs provide a way for buyers and sellers to keep pieces of history that would otherwise be stored, bought or priced. be difficult.

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Next on the NFT pipeline? The Beatles’ history will be auctioned off in a new collection called Lennon Connection: NFT Collection,

Julian Lennon, son of famed Beatle and composer John Lennon, announced that he will be auctioning pieces of Beatles history as the NFT, featuring three guitars, Lennon’s outfit, and the most interesting (and probably expensive) Sir Paul McCartney hit. Original handwritten notes are included. Song hello join,

The song’s history and meaning are near and dear to Julian, whose parents divorced when he was five and Lennon left his wife for Yoko Ono.

originally dubbed hey julesMcCartney wrote the song to help Julian find comfort in the turbulent times.

“I thought, as a friend of the family, I’d motor over to Weybridge and tell them everything was fine: to try and please them, basically, and see how they were,” McCartney. said in one 1995 compilation special, “I had about an hour’s drive. I would always turn off the radio and try to make songs, just in case… I started singing: ‘Hey Jules – don’t make it bad, take a sad song,’ and Make it better…’ It was hopeful, the message to an optimistic Julian: ‘Come on, man, your parents got divorced. I know you’re not happy, but you’ll be fine.'”

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The initial NFT bid on the original notes was $30,000, with a portion of the proceeds from all items donated to Lennon’s White Feather Foundation.

“I’ve been collecting these personal items for almost 30 years, and I was getting a little fed up with them being locked in a safe where I had to keep them because I didn’t want them to get damaged,” says Julian Lennon” said Diversity, “I really felt really bad about keeping all those things closed, and I thought it was a unique way of continuing Dad’s legacy and showing people the collection I have and giving people a little more with video and narration. They usually get and hear some stories they haven’t heard before in a new art form and a different medium than they used to.”

The NFT is being auctioned off in a 1 in 1 digital representation of the physical item that Lennon will continue to hold.

The final auction will take place on February 7.