John Lennon’s Signed Letter On The Day Of His Death Set For Auction
A legal document signed by The Beatles’ star John Lennon that was dated December 8, 1980 is up for auction.
This letter is most likely one of the last few things he signed before his death. Lennon was shot by an obsessed fan named Mark David Chapman outside his home in Manhattan later that night. He was taken to the nearby Roosevelt Hospital, but was then pronounced dead.
The letter will be auctioned at the Gotta Have Rock and Roll, an online auction site devoted to rock and roll and arts, on October 5 to 21. The legal document was sent by the late Lennon to Barry Nichols, his former accountant.
In the letter, it indicated the three people that serve as Lennon’s proxy voters. These three people are permitted to vote at the Apple Corps Limited Annual General Meeting, that is about to take place nine days after the letter was made. This coming Wednesday, the letter is expected to be bought between $50,000 and $70,000.
Earlier this year, another letter from Lennon went to auction. The letter was addressed to Paul McCartney in which Lennon voiced his frustrations over his former bandmate’s accusations about him. McCartney defended himself by saying:
“We’d just sign the paper and hand it to the business people and let them sort it out.
“That’s all I want now, but John won’t do it. Everybody thinks I am the aggressor but I’m not, you know. I just want out.”
Four days later, a reply letter from Lennon came and it reads:
“No hard feelings to you either.
“I know we basically want the same thing, and as I said on the phone and in this letter, whenever you want to meet, all you have to do is call.”
Meanwhile, other Beatles-memorable items are currently at auction as well. There are various signed albums, tambourine owned by George Harrison, and one of Lennon’s guitars included for picks to name a few.