George Harrison Guitar Sells Big at Auction

A guitar that belonged to Beatles legend George Harrison has sold for $485,000 at an auction. The Maton Mastersound guitar was loaned to Harrison back in 1963 by Barratts Music Store, while his other guitar was being repaired. The rock legend used the Maton for about a dozen shows in the summer of 1963. The loaned Harrison guitar was one of several items being auctioned off at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York.

Some of the other items on the auction block included Elvis Presley’s marriage certificate to Priscilla Beaulieu, one of Presley’s tour buses, a bra worn by Britney Spears for her “Overprotected” music video, and a glove that belonged Michael Jackson. Even with all of those iconic items, Harrison’s guitar sold for the highest bid at the auction. In 2014, one of Harrison’s guitars sold for over $611,000 at an auction, which is currently his top-selling guitar.

As a solo artist, Harrison released twelve studio albums. Some of his projects include¬†Wonderwall Music, Electronic Sound, All Things Must Pass, Living in the Material World, Dark Horse, Thirty Three & 1/3, and Somewhere in England. His third album entitled All Things Must Pass¬†(1970) reached the top of the Billboard 200 and the UK Albums Chart. The project also peaked at Number 1 in Sweden, Spain, Norway, Denmark, Canada, and Australia. All Things Must Pass was certified platinum in the US, after selling over six million albums. “My Sweet Lord” and “What Is Life” were released as singles from the project.

Harrison’s follow-up album entitled Living in the Material World was dropped in 1973. It featured a guest appearance by his former Beatles bandmate Ringo Starr. This album also reached Number 1 on the Billboard 200, and it peaked at Number 1 in Spain, Canada, Belgium, and Australia. Living in the Material World was certified Gold in the US, after it reached an excess of over 500,000 copies sold.

In 2001, the legend loss his battle with cancer, and he died in his friend’s home in Los Angeles (CA). Three years after his death, Harrison was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo musician. One project was released after Harrison passed away; the album entitledBrainwashed was dropped in 2002.

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