John Lennon's Post-Disband Letter Fetched $30,000 In Auction
The Beatles is an English rock band, formed in Liverpool, England in 1960. It consisted of four members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. Initially playing in clubs until 1963, the band's music sophistication became highly significant resulting to "Beatlemania." Their unique take on music ranging from ballads, rock & roll, Indian music, skiffle, psychedelia among others had resulted to a cult following. Widely considered as the greatest and most influential act of the rock ages.
The Beatles molded and influenced music up to the present. Despite their fame, the band decided to separate in 1970, surprising the whole world over. Presently, John Lennon's post-disbandment letter addressed to Paul McCartney's wife, Linda was auctioned and sold for $30,000 according to Billboard.
Said to be written in 1971, the two-page typewritten letter with few handwritten notes is teeming with profanities. The letter was a response to Linda's criticism about his decision to not publicly announce his departure from the band. Scalding with hate, the said letter conveyed Lennon's show of bitterness after the break-up of The Beatles, RR Auction House wrote in an official release.
John Lennon was seething with anger when he wrote the hateful letter majorly directed towards Linda McCartney. Furious, he asked Linda who gave her the right to question his decision when he left Beatles. With repulsion, Lennon also attacked former band mate Paul McCartney, saying that his former band mate is insane and needs to wake up if he thinks the Beatles highly influenced the art of music.
The letter gave the public a glance of how the Beatles members had unsolved personal issues between them. The band trying to overcome arising conflicts in 1969 "The Fab Four" showed strength as a unit by working on their last masterpiece, "Let It Be." Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison, Ringo Starr and Beatles could not conquer their growing differences and officially called it a day in 1970.
An anonymous collector in Texas has been granted the letter after winning the auction. Boston-based, RR Auction House also confirmed of selling two other Beatles-related letters. Other sold notes are The Beatles signed program from 1963, for $16,541 and John Lennon and Yoko Ono signed, typed letter, sold for $9,187.