'Dead Sea Scroll of Rock & Roll' -- Rare Beatles Art from Monterey Pop Offered For Sale

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The Beatles' "Peace to Monterey," a psychedelic sketch drawn by all four members, was created for the Monterey Pop Festival program book in 1967. The original artwork, kept in a vault for nearly 40 years, is now being offered for sale. Bids are being accepted at the website peacetomonterey.com.

"Peace to Monterey," a rare psychedelic sketch by all four Beatles, is being offered for public sale.

Bids on the original artwork are currently being accepted at peacetomonterey.com. "Peace to Monterey" is an original drawing with felt marker, colored pencil and ink -- the only known visual art to which all four members contributed.

The drawing was created in 1967 during the recording of "Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band," and included in the Monterey Pop Festival program book later that year.

Tom Wilkes, who was art director for the Monterey Pop Festival, is selling the original Beatles art to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the historic three-day music festival, and of the artwork.

Kept in a safe deposit box for nearly 40 years, he calls it "the Dead Sea Scroll of rock and roll." It is believed to be the most valuable Beatles artifact ever offered for public sale.

"This classic piece of rock art offers a unique view into the minds of a group considered to be biggest pop culture icon of the 20th century," Wilkes said. "It has significant cultural value as an artistic document, as it celebrates a time of great spiritual and political change in the world. And now, 40 years later, their message of peace is just as relevant."


Tom Wilkes
Wilkes Works
PO Box 62, Pioneertown CA 92268
Email: tomwilkes2@aol.com

Carey Hays, Marketing Manager
Phone: 765-760-3187
Email: marketing@peacetomonterey.com


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