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Most expensive music memorabilia ever sold - £1.4m Beatles piano to £4.5m Nirvana guitar
READ NEXT: Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love's Hollywood home on sale for less than $1millionItems once played by his former Beatles bandmates including Ringo Starr and John Lennon have sold at auction for eye-watering sums - with other music icons even purchasing the items themselves.As bidders head to the auction house to try purchase a part of music history, Daily Star takes a look at some of the most expensive music memorabilia ever sold.Nirvana's MTV Unplugged performance in 1993 went down in history as one of the music series' greatest performances of all time.The performance, which took place just five months before singer Kurt Cobain died, saw the star play a retro acoustic-electric 1959 Martin D-18E during the set.Now an important part of music history, the guitar later sold at Julien's Auctions in 2020 for a jaw-dropping £4.9m, and was won by Rode Microphones founder Peter Freedman.According to the BBC, Peter Freedman said he planned to take the guitar on a worldwide tour, with proceeds to go to supporting the performing arts.He also described buying the guitar as "a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity", according to the auction house.Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour announced in 2019 that he was selling his entire guitar collection, with the intention to use the funds to fight climate change.Speaking at the time, he told NME: "These guitars have been very good to me. They’re my friends.
Piers Morgan furiously backs Sir Paul McCartney after Glastonbury set sparks backlash
Piers Morgan has leapt to the defence of Sir Paul McCartney after complaints were made about the former Beatle's headline set at Glastonbury on Saturday evening.The legendary musician, who turned 80 over the weekend, played a two-and-a-half hour spectacular, including guest appearances by Foo Fighters and Nirvana star Dave Grohl and 'The Boss' himself Bruce Springsteen.Macca went through large portions of his extensive back catalogue, with hits by Wings mixed in between some of his newer solo music and some classics by The Beatles.READ MORE: Piers Morgan's life - childhood tragedy, 'horrendous' divorce and public rows with sonBut there were a few people, particularly on Twitter, upset that he didn't do more Beatles songs during his set.This drew the attention of Piers, who fired back at the critics in his usual style, writing: "Twitter’s moaning Macca ‘didn’t do enough Beatles hits.’ He played Can’t Buy Me Love, Love Me Do, I Saw Her Standing There, Lady Madonna, Blackbird, Get Back, Something, Let It Be, and Hey Jude."Those songs alone are 9 of the greatest pop songs ever."Twitter.. STFU."#Piers' nemesis Dan Walker also praised Sir Paul's set, gushing on Twitter: "The fact that Sir Paul McCartney is doing this at 80 is impressive & he’s earned the right to do whatever he likes but, if he doesn’t smash out HEY JUDE then it’s a massive opportunity missed #Glastonbury2022."Though Sir Paul didn't bring out Ringo Starr, we did get a Beatles reunion at one point - kind of.During Paul's performance of I've Got A Feeling, he reunited for a virtual performance with John Lennon, 42 years after he was brutally murdered in New York.
Woman jumps onto passengers lap to watch Paul McCartney's Glasto set from plane
Glastonbury on Saturday [June 26] – but it appears fans in the air also got in on the action.One woman has revealed that during her flight home from Tenerife to Bristol, she managed to catch the magical light show from thousands of feet above Worthy Farm.During the historic set that saw him crowned the oldest ever solo artist to headline, The Beatles rocker "reunited" with his late bandmate, John Lennon, 42 years after his death.READ NEXT: Glastonbury's most bizarre purchases revealedSpeaking exclusively to Daily Star, Lianne Payne said: "My husband was sat behind me and he spotted it first and I was wondering if we would fly over it [Glastonbury]."She added: "The seatbelt sign hadn't long gone on but I leaned into a woman's lap basically to get a video of Glastonbury because I didn't have a window seat."Everybody was nosing and reaching over to see itWe were due to land at 11pm and I was wondering if we were going to see fireworks."Lianne continued: "We couldn't hear anything sadly but we could see all the lights."The lights kept spinning around in the sky and it was like a multicoloured light show, it was crazy and mad to see."Speaking about his virtual reunion with Lennon, Paul told the crowd: "I've got a special little thing here, one day, Peter Jackson rings me up and says he can take John's vocals and isolate them so that you can play live with John on tour, he said do you fancy that?"Following the emotional performance, he added: "That's so special for me man, I know it's virtual but come on – it's John, we're back together."Elsewhere, Paul treated fans to surprise performances with Foo Fighters icon Dave Grohl and Bruce Springsteen as he topped the festival's bill.Fans however were left furious after discovering
Paul McCartney's wild life - near jail sentence, deportation and wife's tragic death
Glastonbury on Saturday.The singer-songwriter who turned age 80 last week, is about to make history books as he prepares to headline the most iconic festival in the UK.Paul, who was one of the main leading forces in The Beatles during their peak in the 1960s, is lingering up once more for a show-stopping performance like no other - as he takes to the legendary Pyramid stage this weekend.READ NEXT: Sharon Stone opens up on the loss of nine children miscarriage in heartbreaking postThe psychedelic band member who has stormed that charts for decades has proved to be unstoppable of recent - having celebrated a landmark birthday last week and hitting the record books at Glasto this week.With Paul very much still a legend in the eyes of many musicians and festival goers alike, we wanted to mark his momentous performance this week with a glance at his wild life.On June 18, 1942 a star was literally born in Walton, Liverpool.However, avid Beetles fans will know that his first name is not actually Paul.The talented musician had been named after his father James but as life at home became complicated with duplication, his parents opted to call him by his middle name, Paul - and I guess they say the rest is history!His mother Mary, who was a straight-laced catholic, tragically passed at just 47 after battling cancer - which led Paul to throw himself into music.It has been reported that Mary was the inspiration behind one of Paul's very first melody's I've Lost My Little Girl -with the lyrics bing very telling about their relationship.By sheer chance, in 1957 Paul happened to meet John Lennon during a visit to village Fete in Woolton - with Paul showcasing his cord skills on the guitar and later being invited to join the band, The