The Beatles


The Beatles Trivia


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    • On March 28, 1964, The Beatles became the first rock and roll artists to be immortalized in London's famed Madame Tussauds waxwork museum. Dougie Millings, the group's personal tailor (who appeared as such in A Hard Day's Night), supplied the original collarless "Beatle suits" for the first set of wax figures. Because of the rapid-fire image changes the band went through, however, the museum had to regularly update both the statues hair and wardrobe styles - although currently, the display has returned to showcasing "the boys" in their initial 1964 "fab four", "Beatle-suited" fashion.
      Forty-one years later (2005), after being rediscovered in a back room at Madame Tussauds, four waxwork heads of The Beatles were sold at auction for approximately $150,000. Three of the four heads, on loan from the waxwork museum, were used by artist Peter Blake in 1967 as part the backdrop for the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover. The busts of John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr can be seen on the left side of the iconic cover, wearing conservative dark suits and ties. A different, albeit similar, waxwork head of Paul McCartney was used for his figure in the photo shoot. In July of the following year, the guitar on which Paul strummed his first chords to impress John Lennon, was auctioned as well - for over $600,000.