John Lennon Letter Sales for Nearly $30000

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Beatle John Lennon Wrote Nasty Letter to Paul and Linda

An anonymous buyer, paying nearly $30000 bought a letter, written by deceased former Beatle, John Lennon, written in 1971. The letter was written shortly after The Beatles split. Handwritten additions were noted on the two-page typed draft. It was another example of the gigantic egos of the Lennon-McCartney partnership.


The letter was sold by the RR Auction company located in Boston. It is believed the letter was written a year after the The Beatles split. This is the same year that Paul McCartney formed his next band, Wings. Although it is not known for certain, it is believed the letter was written in response to a complaint by Linda about Lennon’s decision to not publicly announce his departure from The Beatles.

In the letter Lennon goes on a tirade saying, “What s__t you and the rest of my kind and unselfish friends laid on Yoko and me, since we’ve been together, saying that they often had to rise above it.” As the letter concludes, although it is addressed at both Paul and Linda, it is obvious that he shows his true anger at Linda. In the letter he does lay into Paul for building up The Beatles mythology too much.

Lennon also called Paul ‘insane’ in the letter for thinking that most of today’s art came about because of The Beatles. He also attacked Paul for suggesting the group was ‘the movement,’ not part of it. He also said that Paul “…is pitiful because of Linda’s insane family.”


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