The Microphone In The Beatles’ “Get Back” Set For Auction
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The microphone The Beatles used during the Get Back recordings at London’s Twickenham Studios and Apple Corps Headquarters is now up for grabs. The AKG D25 microphone is worth almost $75,000, according to estimates.
A new Peter Jackson-helmed documentary series focuses on the making of the album The Get Back Sessions. In most of the clips, the microphone can be seen hanging from a boom arm above the band. The elastic suspension is still in place and in good shape, albeit it shows some indications of age. Owning this artifact, which played a crucial role in one of the most famous sessions of the 1960s, is a once-in-a-lifetime chance.
“The Get Back Sessions, or the Let It Be album recording sessions, as they have come to be known, saw the attempted restoration of The Beatles as a functioning band,” the microphone’s description says. “However, plans were stifled by shaky personal differences and band-related politics, resulting in George Harrison quitting over lunch. Five days later, Harrison agreed to ‘re-join’ the band, and the recording sessions were relocated to the Apple Building at 3 Savile Row.”
You can have a chance to win this important piece of Beatles’ history by placing your bids here.