The Beatles

  • John Lennon's 1964 Framus 5/024 Hootenanny famously played on the title track of The Beatles' 1965 album Help! – and believed lost for more than 50 years – is heading to auction next month, where it's expected to break records.
  • John Lennon's Gibson J-160E guitar sold for $2.41 million at Julien's Auctions in California last Saturday, becoming the second most valuable guitar ever sold. It's the guitar Lennon used with Paul McCartney in writing and recording "She Loves You," "I Want to Hold Your Hand," and "All My Loving."
  • The Mini, perhaps the most iconic automobile in history, is about to turn 50 years of age. Runner-up in the Car of the Century competition, the Mini was catalysed by the fuel rationing resultant from the 1956 Suez Crisis.