$430,000: That’s how much George Harrison’s rosewood Telecaster, custom made by Fender as a gift for using Fender equipment (and boosting Fender’s sales in the process of course), fetched in auction on Saturday.
This was the guitar that Harrison played in the Beatles’ last concert, on the rooftop of Apple’s offices on Savile Row in London, in what would be the climax of their last movie, Let It Be, so it’s no surprise it fetched a considerable chunk of change.
UPDATE: In other Beatles-related news, Yoko Ono has gone on record for being a fan of Rachel Corrie, the American flag burning, Palestinian sympathizer killed by an Israeli bulldozer. Charles Johnson writes:
I don’t think the man who wrote “if you go carryin’ pictures of Chairman Mao, you ain’t gonna make it with anyone anyhow” would have approved of his wife slobbering over the hate-filled terrorist supporter who did this:
[Johnson follows with the infamous photo of Corrie feverishly burning an American flag.]
For better or worse, obviously, we’ll never know. But the sad thing is, I’ll bet Lennon would have approved of just that.
UPDATE TO THE UPDATE: This quote by Yoko in Johnson’s post speaks volumes of her priorities:
The events that have occured since 9-11 have made me terribly vulnerable, as if the slightest breeze could make me cry. (Emphasis mine.)
Since? Since? What about 9/11 itself? How did that make you feel?