Rare interviews with the Beatles which “have not been heard in decades” are being auctioned as NFTs
The auction marks the first time that rockstar interviews are sold as NFTs.
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Historic interviews with the Beatles are going under the hammer as part of Voices Of Classic Rock’s (VOCR) auction of non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
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The collection consists of four NFTs minted on the Ethereum blockchain, each featuring historic audios of each member in .wav format alongside a corresponding illustrative portrait.
These interviews, which VOCR claims “have not been heard in decades,” are titled: Paul McCartney on “Chaos and Creation in the Backyard,” John Lennon on “A Day in the Life,” George Harrison on “Abbey Road,” and Ringo Star on “His Lost Medallion.”
The items are now up for auction at VOCR’s website — the first time ever that music interviews are being sold as NFTs. Beatle fans and NFT collectors can bid at a minimum of 1.25 ETH (or around $4,300) as of press time.
Jonathan Firstenberg, managing director of the VOCR, described the auction: “The extensive variety of Beatles interviews that we have in our collection are, perhaps, our most comprehensive and valuable assets — that is why we wanted to launch with John, Paul, George, and Ringo — the ultimate Classic Rock Stars!”
VOCR acquired the interviews from Kathleen Wittbold, who was also one of the first producers and interviewers at MTV.
Firstenberg added: “all of the interviews contained with VOCR are unique, and, like any other important and unique object or artwork, they will continue to grow in rarity and value over time.”
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