The eldest son of John Lennon – Julian Lennon – is selling a range of music history of the Beatles and his dad’s memorabilia from his personal collection as non-fungible tokens (NFTs). To do so, he partnered with YellowHeart – a blockchain company that ensures the purchase of authentic digital tickets.
Furthermore, Lennon vowed to donate a portion of the proceed to The White Feather Foundation (TWFF) – an organization aiming to offset the carbon footprint.
The Beatles Step on The Digital Stage
Non-fungible tokens have emerged as one of the top trends in the cryptocurrency industry lately, as many celebrities, athletes, and musicians have launched their collections. Being unique assets that can be bought and sold like any other piece of property, NFTs have also attracted many people to offer the digital form of valuable physical items.
Such is the example with John Lennon’s son – Julian – who enlisted several pieces of music history related to the Beatles and his father. The NFT collection comes by the name Lennon Connection and will include items like Paul McCartney’s handwritten notes for the group’s song “Hey Jude” and clothing worn by the legendary John Lennon.
The first collectible has an open price of $30,000, while a black cape belonging to the musician during the movie “Help!” starts from $6,000. Several guitars owned by John Lennon are also part of the collection as each of them is initially auctioned at $4,000.
Every non-fungible token will come as an audio-visual collectible, while Julian Lennon said he will keep the physical items for himself. Subsequently, the rock star’s son revealed that part of the profits will sponsor The White Feather Foundation (TWFF).
Registration and Bidding is now open for Lennon Connection: The NFT Collection. In collaboration with @JuliensAuctions x @YellowHeartNFT , a portion of the proceeds will be donated to @TWFFofficial to offset carbon via @nori. Learn more at https://t.co/6l5nzO1CHJ pic.twitter.com/bvG7EHAX88
— Julian Lennon (@JulianLennon) January 24, 2022
NFTs in Honor of Freddie Mercury
Last September, the NFT platform SuperRare hosted an exclusive non-fungible token collection of Queen’s legendary frontman – Freddie Mercury. The initiative celebrated the 75th birthday of the musician who passed away in 1991. The digital artworks depicted the singer’s career and unique personality.
The creators were three other Queens members – Brian May, Roger Taylor, and Jim Beach. They vowed to distribute the proceeds from the NFT sales to the Mercury Phoenix Trust (MPT) – a charity organization that fights HIV/AIDS worldwide.
The former colleagues of Freddie Mercury reminded about his last words: “You can do whatever you want with my work, just never make me boring.”
Non-fungible tokens depicting his fascinating career and persona seemed like one way to fulfill that final will.
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