United States.- Rrecently put up for auction a letter from John Lennon where you read quite annoying. The letter was written for his group mate Paul MCCARTNEY, so it is expected to reach about 40 thousand dollars. The three-page diatribe was composed by John in November 1971, 18 months after the breakup of The Beatles.
Bidding for the letter, which is open through music memorabilia site Gotta Have Rock and Roll, is currently at $22,000. At the time the letter was sent, Lennon, then 31, was upset with Paul over an interview he had done weeks earlier with music magazine Melody Maker.
The two musicians had a contentious relationship for a long time, but tensions increased after Paul sued the band after their separation in 1970. In the lawsuit, Paul sought the dissolution of the band’s contractual partnership after John, Ringo Starr and George Harrison appoint Allen Klein as manager to deal with financial matters.
It’s great to play the ‘simple and honest human Paul’ in Melody Maker… [pero] if you’re not the aggressor (as you claim), who the hell took us to court and shit on us in public?” Lennon aggressively asked in the letter.
Like I said before, have you ever thought that you might be wrong about something?” she added. “Your smugness about us and Klein is unbelievable.” Although much of the letter is about the financial fallout that followed the band’s breakup, he also criticizes Paul’s politics, accusing him of being a closet conservative. After mentioning other issues, Lennon signed his letter saying there were “no hard feelings.” “I know we basically want the same thing, and as I said on the phone and in this letter, any time you want to meet, all you have to do is call.”