Friday, December 17, 2010

The Beatles: John Lennon’s 'Abbey Road' suit up for auction

Countless Beatle fans have recreated the "Abbey Road" cover by walking across the famed London street, but how many could do it while wearing the iconic white suit worn by John Lennon?

If the suits fits - only one.

The white, two-piece suit Lennon wore on the cover of the Beatles' "Abbey Road" album will be among items auctioned in Connecticut less than a month after the 30th anniversary of the singer-songwriter's death.

The AP reports the white suit, the blazer Lennon wore in the "Imagine" music video and a 1972 Chrysler station wagon that once belonged to Lennon and Yoko Ono are among the memorabilia being auctioned by Braswell Galleries of Norwalk, Conn., on New Year's Day.

Auction house co-owner Gary Braswell said he did know how much the wool-blend suit would fetch, but noted that the suit and blazer together sold for $120,000 in 2005.

Full details about the items and auction are at Braswell Galleries here.

The Beatles – Come Together