The Beatles’ handwritten Hey Jude lyrics sell for $910,000 at auction

Paul McCartney’s handwritten lyrics for “Hey Jude,” used in the studio when the Beatles recorded the 1968 classic, sold for $910,000 at auction Friday.

The lyric sheet, which McCartney used during the July 1968 recording session at London’s Trident Studios and then gifted to a studio engineer, had a pre-auction estimate of $160,000. The sale of the “Hey Jude” lyrics highlighted Julien’s Auctions’ Beatles-themed lot that coincided with the 50th anniversary of the band’s breakup.