NEW YORK -- John Lennon's handwritten lyrics to the final song
on the classic Beatles album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"
were purchased by an American collector on Friday for $1.2 million.
The winning bid for "A Day in the Life" was placed by phone at Sotheby's auction house, which declined to identify the collector further.
The lyrics, which begin with "I read the news today, oh boy,"
stirred controversy when the Beatles released the album in 1967.
The song was banned by the BBC because it twice features the line,
"I'd love to turn you on," which was interpreted as supporting illegal
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