John Lennon wrote a scathing letter to Paul McCartney on November 24th, 1971 and that letter is expected to fetch big bucks at an upcoming auction. Lennon wrote the letter after an interview Paul did with Melody Maker discussing The Beatles' breakup, along with their business and financial affairs, and his thoughts on John and Yoko.
The letter was three pages and typed with some handwritten notes. It was later published (with some edits) in the December 4th, 1971 issue of Melody Maker.
Some of the points that upset Lennon in the McCartney letter included:
- McCartney’s dismissive response to his song "Imagine."
- Paul’s indecisiveness and apparent false naivete in dealing with the financial issues of the breakup, saying it's not as easy as signing a "bit of paper."
- McCartney’s request that they meet without their wives and lawyers, saying, "I know you're camp but let's not go too far! I thought you'd have understood BY NOW, that I'm JOHNANDYOKO."
- McCartney’s "buying up shares of Northern Songs behind my back,” Lennon said.
The letter will be auctioned by Gotta Have Rock & Roll and it's expected to go for somewhere between $30,000 and $40,000. Get more on Lennon and McCartney on the Big Show Fan Page at KBGO.com and on iHeartRadio, keyword Beatles.
[Source: Classic Hits Today]