The autograph Beatles legend John Lennon gave to gunman Mark David Chapman
hours before he murdered the singer is for sale.
Chapman approached Lennon in New York with a copy of the star's DOUBLE
FANTASY LP - which he recorded with wife YOKO ONO - and asked for his
The signed album was later discovered hidden inside a planter near the
bloody entrance of Lennon's home, the DAKOTA building, following the former
BEATLE's tragic death on 8 December 1980.
The memento available at MOMENTSINTIME.com - which sold for $460,000
(GBP287,500) four years ago - is expected to attract bids up $525,000
(GBP328,125) this time around, according to website PAGESIX.
Recently, Lennon's handwritten copy of Beatles track NOWHERE MAN sold for
$455,000 (GBP284,375), encouraging the autograph owner to put his prized
possession under the hammer.