Julian Lennon To Auction Paul McCartney Notes As NFT For Hey Jude: Report Say – Tremblzer

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Julian Lennon To Auction Paul McCartney Notes As NFT For Hey Jude: The Beatles memorabilia being auctioned off includes Paul McCartney’s original notes for Hey Jude, as well as three Gibson guitars and two John Lennon outfits.

The auction is being held by Julian Lennon in order to raise money for his philanthropic White Feather Foundation. The most valuable NFT sale of 2021 was The First 5000 Days, a digital collage by Beeple, the name used by the American digital artist Mike Winkelmann, which was auctioned for $69.4m.

1. Paul McCartney’s original notes for Hey Jude are being sold, digitally at least, by one of John Lennon’s sons.

2. Julian Lennon has announced details of a Beatles memorabilia sale in which outfits, guitars and the song notes will be sold as non-fungible tokens (NFTs).

3. Julian Lennon was five when, in 1968, his father left his mother, Cynthia, for Yoko Ono. McCartney went to see Julian at the Lennon family home in Surrey and came up with the tune and germ of the lyrics for Hey Jude in the car.

4. Originally titled Hey Jules, it was meant to comfort young Julian – take a sad song and make it better. “Hey, try and deal with this terrible thing,” McCartney once said. “I knew it was not going to be easy for him. I always feel sorry for kids in divorces … I had the idea [for the song] by the time I got there.

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”5. The song was an immediate hit, becoming that year’s top-selling single in the UK and the US. With its infectious four-minute “na, na-na, na-na-na-na, na-na-na-na, hey Jude” refrain it remains, arguably, the Beatles’ biggest crowd-pleaser.

6. According to the auction house, which is offering a “one of one edition of the physical item and does not include the physical item” NFT, McCartney structured the song into four distinct sections. It starts with “voice and piano”, moves on to drums at 1m 56sec, then a guitar outro at 2m 47sec.

7. Lennon said: “I had the idea [for the song] by the time I got there [to visit Julian]. It’s not easy for me to think of something to say when a kid says his mom is going to get remarried … Hey, Jude, don’t make it bad. Take a sad song and make it better.

”8. Lennon was referring to Cynthia (1939-2017), who had begun dating the Liverpool businessman John Dykins when Julian was two years old. McCartney knew Lennon well before that, or so he has said in interviews but did not meet Cynthia until he turned up for an evening at the Dykins’s in November 1963.

9. McCartney has said that, when Lennon suggested writing a song to comfort their friend, he told Cynthia: “I want to write a special little song for Julian because when Mummy was away Daddy got married, and I know how upset you were.

So, I have written a special little song and I’m going to record it and make a big hit and lots and lots of money and buy you a beautiful golden bracelet, which you’ll really like … The idea was that we got the money from writing this special song for Julian.

The part where we went into the bank and said: ‘We’ll put half the money in our bank account and we’ll give Julian the other half.’ But we didn’t do that, did we? We just rolled it all into one big Beatles bank account.

”10. The second most valuable NFT sale of 2021 was The First 5000 Days, a digital collage by Beeple (the name used by the American digital artist Mike Winkelmann), which was auctioned for $69.4m.

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11. The First 5000 Days consisted of 667 uniquely-generated images made up of thousands of layers each, it has been described as “an ever-evolving, never-repeating cyber universe”.

12. Paul McCartney’s original notes for Hey Jude are being sold as NFTs by Julian Lennon.


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