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1973 John Lennon & Yoko Ono Signed Letter

Starting Bid - $800.00, Sold For - $3,162.50

Typed letter of thanks written by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, dated March 9, 1973, on Capitol Records letterhead to the Brown University radio station, signed by both. For better or worse (and many angry Beatles' fans still claim for worse), John Lennon and Yoko Ono became Rock-n-Roll's First Couple when they married on March 20, 1969. A relatively unknown avant-garde performance artist, Yoko Ono immediately became a cause celebre not just due to her high profile as John Lennon's wife but also due to the internal squabbling that infected the Fab Four while recording their Let It Be album during the Spring/Summer of 1969. Whether Yoko's presence at John's side affected the group or not is still cause for debate; however, the fact remains that the Beatles started down the path of their ultimate dissolution shortly after these sessions. The one-page typed document thanks Andy Simons of WBRU Radio for helping to promote Ono's 1973 solo album Approximately Infinite Universe. Yoko signs "Yoko Ono" ("10") in brown ink beneath the salutation. John adds a short typed postscript, which reads simply "P.S. I agree. - John" and then signs beneath, "John Lennon" ("10") also in brown ink. John Lennon letters and Yoko Ono letters are each individually rare and very desirable to collectors. A letter such as this, signed by both, is a very unusual rarity, with a significance together far greater than the sum of the signatures individually. A tremendous signed letter from the music world's most legendary and controversial couple. The letter exhibits four small tack holes (three in the corners and one bottom center, very likely the result of having been displayed upon receipt at Brown University's radio station), and normal mailing folds, otherwise in Excellent condition. LOA from James Spence, Steve Grad and John Reznikoff/PSA DNA. Reserve $800. Estimate $1,500/$2,500. SOLD FOR $3,162.50

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