John Lennon Letter Sells For €22,000 At Auction

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A letter written by John Lennon has sold for €22,000 at an auction in the United States, the note was written to American television host Joe Franklin.

The handwritten letter was scribbled on Apple Records stationary in 1971.

The Beatle encourages the television host to check out Yoko’s new album Fly, stating that she is very talented and implies that maybe Franklin could have her on his show.

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Part of the note reads: “Of course Yoko can explain her music better in person, this is a kind of introduction. For something rather more ‘straight’ a track called ‘Mrs. Lennon’ on Fly is an example of her more conservative side. She was trained as a classical musician, and took music composition in Sarah Lawrence College as her major. It’s far out, but don’t let it frighten you.”

Several Beatles-related memorabilia were up for sale, including ticket stubs and a bunch of stock transfer sheets from 1969 signed by each of the fab four, which sold for just under €13,000.

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Recently, it was announced that the guitar John Lennon used on the Beatles’ 1966 song ‘Paperback Writer’ is going up for auction in November.

Other collectors items were Joey Ramone’s handwritten lyrics of his solo track ‘Maria Bartiromo’, and The Guitar of Hope (signed by artists such as Britney Spears and Taylor Swift). The most expensive item up for auction was a Fender Precision guitar that belonged to Dee Dee Ramone that went for  €30,000.