Several days ago existence of a letter of John Lennon’s authorship has become known. The document was put to an auction by Boston’s PR Auctions, who established the starting bid to 20.000 USD.
The letter has never been sent to its addressee. Lennon addressed it to Linda McCartney, Paul McCartney wife, as an answer to her previous message sent in 1971 when The Beatles had been already broken up.
In the letter John Lennon rudely expressed his irritation by the fact of Paul McCartney communicating with him through Linda. In addition, Lennon didn’t accept accusations concerning his plans of leaving The Beatles and claimed that there had been an agreement between the members of the group and its manager Allen Klein, established in order to prevent The Beatles from breaking up. Lennon also advocated his wife Yoko Ono who had been blamed in provoking a conflict in the group.
The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. With members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr they became widely regarded as the foremost and most influential act of the rock era.
Their first hit, “Love Me Do”, was one of the first steps of the great expansion in United Kingdom in late 1962. In 1964 they became international stars, leading the British Invasion of the United States pop market.
From 1965 onwards, the Beatles produced increasingly innovative recordings, including the albums Rubber Soul (1965), Revolver (1966), Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967), The Beatles (commonly known as the White Album, 1968) and Abbey Road (1969).
After their break-up in 1970 they each enjoyed successful musical careers of varying lengths. McCartney and Starr, the surviving members, remain musically active. Lennon was shot and killed in December 1980, and Harrison died of lung cancer in November 2001.