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 finally got sold for a lot of money recently.
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.
As previously reported, the letter was expected to sell for at least $30,000. According to TMZ, the letter was sold at auction after 17 days of bidding. Dylan Kosinski, a representative for Gottahaverockandroll Auction House, revealed that the Lennon letter sold on Saturday for a total of $70K.
It was a winning bid of $56K in addition to the buyer’s premium of $14K, which is the fee for participating in the auction. It was said there were 11 bidders gunning for the letter, with a total of 14 bids in 2 1/2 weeks’ time. Whoever won the letter is certainly a happy person right now.
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