John Lennon and Paul McCartney were part of The Beatles and made their mark in the history of the music industry. John Lennon’s nasty response to a Paul McCartney interview is also now on auction, by the looks of it.
According to TMZ, Lennon wrote the letter days after an interview critical of him and The Beatles appeared in a November 1971 issue of British music magazine Melody Maker. While the response is scathing, it is also thoughtful and pleading.
In the letter, Lennon told Paul he’s ungrateful for all the money he’s getting from The Beatles. He took issue with McCartney dismissing his song “Imagine” and berates Paul for being indecisive over the band’s breakup.
The Beatles had been broken up for more than a year at that point and fought over money. In the letter, John pleaded with Paul to meet him without any lawyers, and then accused McCartney of buying up shares of another record company behind his back.
The typed letter, which includes some of John’s handwritten additions and signature, is being auctioned off by Gotta Have Rock and Roll. It is expected to sell for at least $30,000. We’ll have to see how much it will sell for in the end.
What’s your take on this story? Sound off in the comments!