Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

John Lennon commemorative coin issued

John Lennon is to feature on a new commemorative coin following a public vote.
Great deals on musical instruments

Beatles legend John Lennon has been immortalised on a limited edition £5 coin.

The electric guitar player was chosen for the honour following a public vote conducted by the Royal Mint in which Lennon came out on top.

He received more than 92 per cent of the votes, placing him well ahead of other candidates Jane Austen and John Logie Baird.

Only 5,000 of the coins have been minted and are on sale at £44.99, reports BBC News.

Dave Knight, director of commemorative coins at the Royal Mint, said it was fitting Lennon was chosen for the tribute by the public in the year that would have marked his 70th birthday.

"He ranks alongside and even ahead of some of the greatest names in history and the Royal Mint is proud to commemorate a genuine British legend," Mr Knight stated.

During his time in The Beatles, Lennon played an Epiphone Casino guitar, an instrument also used by Paul McCartney and George Harrison.

Save Money Now And Buy Online Today

 ADNFCR-2133-ID-800211029-ADNFCR

Posted on 2 Nov 2010 12:39 to category : Band / Celebrity News

Related Music News

thumbnail

Former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach Spills the Beans On His Less Than Complimentary Thoughts Towards Today's Rock Musicians and Their Work Ethic In the Studio

11 Jan 2017 11:33
thumbnail

The prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction will be honouring several artists this year, including prog legends Yes. Rick Wakeman has stated that he will not be attending.

3 Jan 2017 16:45
thumbnail

Laying the foundations for generations of artists to follow, the legendary musician Leonard Cohen has passed away from unspecified causes.

11 Nov 2016 10:48
thumbnail

Stating it as more of a necessity for the band, M. Shadows highlights the importance of not stagnating and keeping things exciting

31 Oct 2016 16:10
thumbnail

Cancelling his remaining shows in December due to ill health, fears arise over the guitar legends health

21 Oct 2016 17:40
thumbnail

Verified by the guitarist himself, Slash's B.C Rich played a pivotal role in Guns N' Roses rise to fame

10 Oct 2016 16:17

Recent Music News

thumbnail

A compact and lightweight Electric Acoustic Bass Guitar ideal for those who value playability and ultimate accessibility to their instrument

19 Jan 2017 19:39
thumbnail

Elektron's Digitakt Drum Machine is the answer to all your of your percussive desires

19 Jan 2017 19:16
thumbnail

British microphone brand Aston have just announced the worlds first laser targeting pencil mic.

19 Jan 2017 19:07
thumbnail

With a number of exciting features, the RD-2000 combines the best features of acoustic and digital pianos into an innovative hybrid

19 Jan 2017 18:40
thumbnail

A versatile and dynamic Digital Mixer with a plethora of exciting capabilities

19 Jan 2017 18:06
thumbnail

Orange's new amps are the perfect solution for those who want to kill two birds with one stone. Just as able on the stage as it is in your bedroom, the Rocker series offer complete versatility.

19 Jan 2017 18:02