Bea­tle’s sitar to go un­der the ham­mer

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A SITAR owned and played by Ge­orge Harrison is to be auc­tioned in the US.

The in­stru­ment, bought from a shop on Lon­don’s Ox­ford Street in 1965, was used by Harrison dur­ing the record­ing of the Bea­tles song Nor­we­gian Wood.

The In­dian string in­stru­ment was later given to a friend of Harrison’s first wife, Patti Boyd.

Bid­ding for the sitar will be­gin on Septem­ber 28 at £37,327 ($50,000).

Harrison found the sitar in 1965 on the set of the Bea­tles’ sec­ond film, Help.

His love of ori­en­tal mys­ti­cism first be­came known in Nor­we­gian Wood.

Bring home Ba­con

Fran­cis Ba­con’s Study of Red Pope 1962, 2nd ver­sion 1971, which is val­ued at £60mil­lion, will be seen in public for the first time in 45 years when it’s auc­tioned next month.

IN­STRU­MENT Harrison

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