Angry John Lennon Letter Sold for £53,000
An angry letter that John Lennon wrote to producer Phil Spector in the early seventies has sold for an astonishing £53,000 - or roughly $88,000. The winning bid was about ten times higher than what was estimated. The letter is a rant from Lennon where he is angry at Keith Moon and Harry Nilsson for behaving badly in Hollywood’s Capitol Studios during a recording session.
The letter reads: “Phil – See ya around 12.30! Should you not yet know, it was Harry and Keith who pissed on the console! We left at 11.30… Jerry now wants us to evict us or that’s what Capitol tells us, anyway. Tell him to bill Capitol for the damage if any?”
“I can’t be expected to mind adult rock stars nor can May. Besides, she works for me, not A&M! I’m about to piss off to Record Plant because of this crap. John.”
“PS Why does Leon’s people not get shit?”
Louise Cooper, from the auction firm Cooper Owen Music Media Auctions commented on the sale: “This price reflects the fact that it has never been on the market before and refers to so many famous people of the time.”