There are a lot of Beatles memorabilia out there. Most of the memorabilia are unique and have nostalgic value for Beatles fans. Now, Julian Lennon, the son of John Lennon, is turning some of this memorabilia into NFTs. These NFTs are also being auctioned off.
Julian does not intend to sell off the physical items. Julian hopes to pass on the physical items to the future generations of his family.
The memorabilia include items such as John Lennon’s coat. Also included are the three guitars that John Lennon gifted Julian.
The collection of memorabilia also includes notes in the hand of Paul McCartney for the song ‘Hey Jude’. The note was in the form of a letter to Julian and the song was initially titled ‘Hey Jules’. It is expected that this note could go for over $60,000 in the auction.
The NFTs also contains insights on the items narrated by Julian for fans to cherish. Julian said that the idea of converting the memorabilia into NFTs was that of his half-brother Sean. Sean is a known advocate of bitcoins. He believes that bitcoins empower people in new ways.
Julian, before putting up the NFTs for auction, sought and obtained the assent of Sean and McCartney. Getting McCartney’s assent was important since the notes for ‘Hey Jude’ were in his handwriting.
Julian said that this was the right time for the auction of the NFTs, given the revival in interest in Beatles. This revival follows the new docuseries on the life of the Beatles. The docuseries chronicles the life and the creative process of the band.
Julian said that he, too, had seen a special edition of the film. He said that the film transported him to the happier times when the band was at the peak of its popularity.
Money raised from the auction of the NFTs will be used for Julian’s foundation that promotes environmental and charitable causes.