John Lennon - John Lennon's Complaint Letter Fetches $84,000 At Auction

A letter written by John Lennon complaining about his rock star friends Keith Moon and Harry Nilsson fetched $84,000 (£53,000) at auction in London.

The former Beatles star wrote the letter titled 'A matter of pee' to producer Phil Spector, complaining that he was being held responsible for a series of bizarre incidents after the musicians were threatened with eviction from the recording studio. He admits that it was Moon and Nilsson who urinated on the mixing console.

The note, which dates from Lennon's 'Lost Weekend' between 1973 and 1975 when he separated form Yoko Ono, was later given to guitarist Jesse Ed Davis who worked with the Beatles star.

It was expected to fetch between $6,400 (£4,000) and $9,600 (£6,000) at the auction but sold for seven times that estimate when a private buyer snapped it up for $84,000 last week (ends22Mar14).

Louise Cooper, from Cooper Owen Music Media Auctions, says, "This price reflects the fact that it has never been on the market before and refers to so many famous people of the time."


Contactmusic

Tags: John Lennon - Keith Moon

Advertisement

More John Lennon

Guess Which Insects Have Killed the George Harrison Memorial Tree?

A tree planted in tribute to former Beatles guitarist George Harrison has died after being infested by...beetles. The pine tree was planted in Los Angeles'...

Happy Days! Why Ron Howard Will Make A Great Director Of The Beatles Documentary

Ron Howard is set to direct a new documentary focussing on The Beatles' journey from The Cavern Club in Liverpool to their final performance in...

The Beatles Revived One More Time In Concert Documentary About The Early Years

Big news, Beatles fans: a new authorised documentary on the rock icons is in the works, with Ron Howard slated to direct. The film will...

Ron Howard to Direct Beatles Documentary, From Cavern Club to San Francisco

Oscar-winning filmmaker Ron Howard is set to direct a documentary about The Beatles, following their journey from Liverpool's Cavern Club to their last concert at...

Advertisement

A Hard Days Night [Remastered] Trailer

In 1964, black and white music comedy 'A Hard Day's Night' was released, starring the world's most famous rock band The Beatles. John Lennon, Paul...

John Lennon's Doodles Sell For $27k and Other Crazy Music Auction Prices [Pictures]

If I tried selling watercolor paintings that I made when I was eleven years old, do you think anyone would buy them? No? What about...

Tupac Shakur's Final Words Were 'F**k You,' Other Famous Last Words

The dying words of rapper Tupac Shakur have been revealed, 18 years after his death. The words were spoken to sergeant Chris Carroll, the policeman...

Is Radler's New Dead Celebrities Beer Advert Hilarious, Bad-Taste...Or Both? [Video]

A new European beer commercial from the Radler brand has caused controversy across the world in countries where the advert's dark sense of humour doesn't...

Advertisement

Comments

John Lennon Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on John Lennon

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All