Lennon's Last Drawing For Sale

Assassinated BEATLES icon JOHN LENNON's last known autographed drawing is going on sale at an auction in London.

The piece of paper, signed "For Ribeah love John Lennon" with doodle portraits, was signed on 8 December 1980 at 10.25pm, just moments before he was shot dead by MARK DAVID CHAPMAN outside his apartment in the Dakota building in New York.

The artifact was obtained by RIBEAH VINCENT who was working as a switchboard operator at RECORD PLANT RECORDS - Lennon's last port of call before his death.

According to paperwork that accompanies the drawing, Lennon gave Vincent the autograph in response to her request for one as he was leaving the studio. He was killed on his return home.

The sale - also featuring items from artists including ELVIS PRESLEY, JIMI HENDRIX, SIR ELTON JOHN, THE BEATLES, AC/DC, BUDDY HOLLY and OASIS - are up for grabs at COOPER OWEN's auction house on 16 June (04).

10/06/2004 21:46

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Tags: Beatles - John Lennon - Mark David Chapman - Elvis Presley - Hendrix - Elton John - AC DC - Buddy Holly


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