The Beatles need no introduction and nor does George Harrison. And the musical instruments used by the Beatles are also worth millions of dollars. The most recent example of this is an electric guitar played by George Harrison in 1963 before the launch of "Beatlemania" in the United States.
George Harrison used this black-and-white 1962 Rickenbacker 425 electric guitar during his 1963 appearances on British TV shows along with the Beatles. Harrison played "Ready Stead Go!" and "Thank Your Lucky Stars" with this guitar.
And Harrison also used this guitar in October 1963 for recording "I Want to Hold Your Hand" and "This Boy". These numbers were included in the British Invasion of the rock bands.
Julien's Auctions presented this guitar for sale on Saturday. The guitar was estimated to sell for an amount that hovered between $400,000 and $600,000. However, it topped the estimated value and sold for $657,000.
George Harrison died in 2001 at age of 58. "Harrison bought the guitar in 1963 in Mount Vernon, Illinois, while visiting his sister in the United States," the auction house said.
Apple has created a memorial page for the late Robin Williams on its website, according to a tweet from Apple's Phil Schiller. In the past, Apple has dedicated space on its website to honor the passing of other important world figures, such as Nelson Mandela, Steve Jobs, and George Harrison. You can see the memorial page here.SEE ALSO: Apple Dedicates A Section Of Its iTunes Store ... Source: The Business Insider
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Aug 13 2014, 11:34am CDT
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