The Beatles

  • 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."
  • Vintage guitars are now a viable investment. Our list of the most valuable guitars ever sold shows the key factor is the significance of the instrument in musical history, with guitars formerly played by Clapton, Hendrix, and the guitar–playing Beatles dominating the listings.​
  • 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.