Len­non’s Bea­tles breakup let­ter sold at auc­tion for $30,000

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

An an­gry let­ter from John Len­non to Paul and Linda McCart­ney writ­ten shortly af­ter the Bea­tles’ breakup has been sold at auc­tion for nearly $30,000. The two-page typed draft , with hand­writ­ten an­no­ta­tions by Len­non, was sold Thurs­day by Bos­ton­based RR Auc­tion. RR says the let­ter is be­lieved to have been writ­ten in 1971 in re­sponse to crit­i­cism Len­non re­ceived from Linda McCart­ney about his de­ci­sion to not pub­licly an­nounce his de­par­ture from the band. The pro­fan­ity-filled and some­times ram­bling let­ter reads: “Do you re­ally think most of to­day’s art came about be­cause of the Bea­tles? I don’t be­lieve you’re that in­sane - Paul - do you be­lieve that? When you stop be­liev­ing it you might wake up!” The let­ter was sold to a col­lec­tor in Dal­las who re­quested anonymity.

In this 1971 file photo, for­mer Bea­tles singer and gui­tarist Paul McCart­ney ar­rives with his wife, Linda, at func­tion in Lon­don.

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