John Lennon’s Scathing Letter to Paul McCartney Sells For $70K At Auction
John Lennon’s nasty letter to Paul McCartney in the 1970s has finally sold for $70K after several days of bidding.
The Lennon letter sold on Saturday for a total of $70K, according to Dylan Kosinski, a representative for Gottahaverockandroll Auction House. The winning bid was $56K, plus a buyer’s premium of $14K, which served as the entry fee for the auction.
The letter was written and sent to Paul by John a few days after an interview where Paul had criticized him and The Beatles was published in a November 1971 issue of the British music magazine Melody Maker.
John pointed out to Paul that he was ungrateful for what he said after all the money he was receiving from The Beatles at the time. John also criticized Paul for threatening to “get us whatever the cost” as the three-page letter rambles on and complains about Paul’s dismissal of his song “Imagine”.
The piece raked in more than it was expected to as it was estimated to fetch anything between $30K-$40K.