When you think of classic rock, the first group that likely pops into your hand is The Beatles. The four musician supergroup is arguably one of the most popular bands to ever bless speakers with something to vibrate to.
While only two of the four original members of the group are still with us today after John Lennon was shot and killed in 1980 and George Harrison died in 2001 from lung cancer. Nonetheless, while only half of the iconic group is still here today, every member has been immortalized with their voices in interviews being the center of the next big NFT collection.
Archive of the Beatles Interviews Is Being Sold as NFTS
As mentioned above, several NFTs are hitting the Web3 community, featuring each member of The Beatles in rare interviews. The auction for the collection, known as “The Beatles Collection,” started on December 6, 2021.
So, what do you get if you buy one of these NFTs?
The collection was made possible through the Voices Of Classic Rock Archive, an archive that includes 650 historic interviews and radio shows featuring major rock and roll artists that were recorded between 1964 and 2008.
This particular collection features four separate snippets from conversations with:
- Paul McCartney. The McCartney snippet features the famed rock star on “Chaos And Creation In The Backyard.
- John Lennon. John Lennon’s feature is featured as “A Day In The Life.”
- George Harrison. Harrison’s NFT is a feature on “Abbey Road.”
- Ringo Starr. Finally, Ringo Star is featured in a piece known as “His Lost Medallion.”
In this first-edition collection from Voices Of Classic Rock, each clip will come as a .WAV file and include a unique portrait of the member of the band, famously called the Fab Four.
In a statement, Jonathan Firstenberg, managing director of the Voices Of Classic Rock, had the following to offer:
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“The extensive variety of Beatles interviews that we have in our collection are, perhaps, our most comprehensive and valuable asset – that is why we wanted to launch with John, Paul, George, and Ringo – the ultimate Classic Rock Stars!
The owners of VOCR acquired this remarkable archive from its creator, Kathleen Wittbold, because they understood that there would always be future growth in the value of audio content for all things related to classic rock music.
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.”
How to Get Your Hands on One
If you’d like to get your hands on one of these pieces of music history, it’s time to act now. Currently, all four of the NFTs are up for auction at the Voices Of Classic Rock website here.
The good news is that so far, there haven’t been many bids placed. In fact, at the time of writing this article, there has only been one bid placed, which was placed for 1.25 ETH in an effort to purchase “Paul McCartney on ‘Chaos and Creation In the Backyard.’”
The floor price of all NFTs in the collection, or minimum bid that will be accepted, is 1.25 ETH, which at the time of writing this article was valued at about $5,500.
While there have been few bids for the pieces so far, demand for the collection is expected to grow exponentially ahead. In fact, the auction is going how many already have. Oftentimes, collectors wait to bid until the auction is nearly over, and for good reason. By maintaining patience, rather than bidding right away, those that want to buy can avoid days-long bidding wars that drive prices higher.
Nonetheless, there are only three days left until the auction. So, if you want to get your hands on a piece in the collection, it’s time to start watching the auction right now.
The Bottom Line
The bottom line here is simple. NFTs aren’t just simple digital assets, they provide a way to preserve history like never before seen. The fact that rare interviews from The Beatles are being immortalized as NFTs only serves to validate that statement.