John Lennon had planned on visiting Great Britain in 1981, according to a recently revealed letter. The rock ‘n roll legend spent most of the last decade of his life living in the United States.
The newly discovered letter was written by Lennon’s Aunt Mimi. It indicated that Lennon was indeed planning a trip back to London, most likely to promote the just released Double Fantasy album.
Mimi Smith noted that Lennon had called her the night before he was shot and killed when she replied to a condolence message from journalist Judith Simons Smith remembered their conversation as “witty, runny, bubbling over with excitement, coming over very soon. Couldn’t wait to see me.”
The reunion never took place as John was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman near his New York City apartment building on December 8, 1980.
The letter from the Simons estate was recently found by Tracks Limited, a company which appraises music memorabilia. (NME)
[Source: Classic Hits Today]