“You s—t all over us”: John Lennon’s Heartbreaking Breakup Letter To Beatles Co-Member Paul McCartney Expected To Fetch $40000 in Auction

The 60’s popular Beatles rock band comprised of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr is considered the most influential band of all time that had achieved enormous success and has been listened even now. Their music has explored various styles ranging from ballads and Indian music to psychedelia and hard rock. This band became an inspiration for many budding and successful singers who achieved various accolades for their contribution to the music industry.

After the group’s break-up in 1970, all the members moved on by becoming solo artists with some partial reunions held. Though Lennon was murdered in 1980 and Harrison died of lung cancer in 2001, the others members of the band McCartney and Starr remained musically active.

The Beatles
English Pop Band–The Beatles

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According to recent reports, The Beatles guitarist John Lennon, who once wrote a heartbreaking letter to his fellow member Paul McCartney is going to be auctioned. Let’s get to know the full story!

The $40000 Auctioned Letter Story Involving The Beatles Members Paul McCartney And Late John Lennon

The Beatles Member Paul McCartney And John Lennon
The Beatles members Paul McCartney And Late John Lennon

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The late singer-songwriter wrote a heartbreaking letter to his fellow member McCartney a while after the theme song ‘Live and Let Live’ became known since the latter gave an interview to Music Magazine Melody Maker criticizing him and the band back in 1971. The duo long had an unstable bond however things got more serious after the latter sued the pop band after their separation back in 1970.

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The three-page typewritten letter is expected to fetch up to $40,000 at an auction by Gotta Have Rock and Roll, which also includes some of Lennon’s handwritten additions and signature. Apart from his colleague, the late guitarist also sent that letter to Melody Maker magazine editor Richard Williams, requesting to publish it and it was shown in the magazine sometime after McCartney’s interview was released.

What Was In The Letter Written By Late John Lennon?

The Beatles
The Beatles consisted of members: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr

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A part of the letter written by the late Beatles legend states, “It’s all very well playing ‘simple, honest ole’ human Paul’ in Melody Maker … [but] if you’re not the aggressor (as you claim), who the hell took us to court and s–t all over us in public?” While the late singer mainly focused on the financial problems that came after the group’s split, he also focused on the bassist’s politics, accusing him of being a ‘conservative’. He wrote, “Your politics are very similar to [conservative activist] Mary Whitehouse’s,” adding, “Saying nothing is as loud as saying something.”

The letter also depicted that the bassist was trying to manipulate the late singer emotionally and took the band to the court. In addition to that, he also claimed that McCartney threatened Ringo and Maureen to finish their career.

Source: Gotta Have Rock and Roll

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