Beatle’s sitar to go under the hammer
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.