JOHN Lennons guitar has been purchased to play the hits of Paul McCartney.
The New York buyer intends to tour bars around the United States using the £269,000 instrument to play rhythm guitar parts to songs like No More Lonely Nights and The Frog Chorus.
Auction winner Tom Logan said: When Im strumming along to Silly Love Songs, I like to imagine Lennon is looking down at me from heaven screaming abuse. Then I have a bit of a laugh, flip him off and break into Spies Like Us.
Its a beautiful instrument and it shouldnt be just stuck in a glass box somewhere, it should be getting used every night to infuriate a dead Beatle.”
Logans band, Mulling Over Kintyre, also purchased Lennons iconic white Rolls Royce to transport their equipment to gigs in pub skittle alleys.
Auction houses have noted an increase in pop memorabilia being used to annoy dead stars, with a £350,000 Kurt Cobain guitar recently sold by somebody intending to play Extremes More Than Words on it.
Auctioneer Nikki Hollis said: Wealthy people’s poor taste in music is well-documented. Last year at Christies Charlie Parkers saxophone was bought by an oil baron to teach his kid the works of Kenny G.