Manuscript for 'A Day in the Life' to be auctioned

John Lennon's original draft of the lyrics to the &to=' target=_blank>Beatles' classic "A Day in The Life" went on sale Tuesday, the 39th annniversary of the date Lennon was inspired to compose the song after reading his morning newspaper.

The manuscript will be sold in a sealed-bid auction ending March 7, the Bonhams auction house said.

The song, which begins "I read the news today, oh boy," was inspired by the Daily Mail of Jan. 17, 1967, which included a story about the death of Tara Browne, the heir to the Guinness fortune and a friend of the the Beatles.

It was recorded for the band's album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" later that year, and is considered one of Lennon's and Paul McCartney's groundbreaking works of pop music.

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