John Lennon letter to Paul and Linda McCartney expected to go for $60,000 at auction

By Daniela Duron,

A letter written by John Lennon in 1971 addressed to Paul and Linda McCartney is set to go up for auction. It’s expected to sell for roughly $60,000.

NME reports that the letter, which will be auctioned May 30, is one that Lennon wrote to the McCartneys after The Beatles broke up.

According to the The Telegraph, the letter from Lennon reads things such as, "I hope you realise what you and the rest of my 'kind and unselfish' friends laid on Yoko and me." He also signs off by saying, "GOD HELP YOU."

Profiles In History will run the auction, who also sold a letter by Lennon last year. That letter was addressed to Eric Clapton and consisted of Lennon trying to arrange a collaboration with him.

“I know I can bring out something great – in fact greater in you that had been so far evident in your music,” Lennon wrote. “I hope to bring out the same kind of greatness in all of us – which I know will happen if/when we get together."

Rolling Stone notes that auctioning off Beatles items isn’t rare, as some of the recent items that have been auctioned recently include a signed photo of the band playing at Shea Stadium and a custom built VOX guitar played by both Lennon and George Harrison.

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