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US News John Lennon: the album dedicated to his murderer offered at auction

16:50  24 november  2020
16:50  24 november  2020 Source:   lepoint.fr

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Album John Lennon Signed for Murderer Expected to Get Million at Auction . "Double Fantasy" was the fifth album released by John and Yoko, and was released the month before he was shot and killed on December 8, 1980, as he was walking into his home at The Dakota in NYC.

The “Double Fantasy” album that John Lennon signed for his killer, Mark David Chapman, hours before Chapman assassinated the star in 1980 in front of The Dakota will be put up Goldin Auctions . A shocking piece of rock ’n’ roll memorabilia is expected to sell for more than million at auction .

  John Lennon : l'album dédicacé à son assassin proposé aux enchères © Supplied by Le Point

This is a rare piece, marked by fate: the last album dedicated by John Lennon , on December 8th 1980, to the one who was going to assassinate him several times in the back. The story is known to all fans of the singer: that day, John Lennon first encountered his murderer, Mark Chapman , at the end of the afternoon at the bottom of his New York building, the famous Dakota Building. . Chapman, 25, hands him a copy of his latest album, Double Fantasy, released a few weeks earlier. Lennon signs off, politely asking, "Is that all you want?" Chapman is taken aback, he decides to wait for the return of the star, well after 10 pm, and discharges his revolver by firing five times, leaving no chance for the singer, one of the bullets having perforated the aorta. Does the murderer sit on the sidewalk while waiting to be arrested by the police?

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After Chapman shot Lennon outside his home, this LP was allegedly found by a maintenance man in a " The album is the most extraordinary artefact in rock'n'roll history," said Bob Zafian, a spokesman for the In a 1986 letter, Lennon 's murderer said it would be "the least [he] could do" to auction the

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The famous album then knows a curious fate: recovered by an employee in a flower box near the Dakota Building, it will be handed over to the police to serve as evidence . This explains why he still retains "marks of the investigation" visible on the cover, as detailed on the site Goldin Auctions, which puts the relic up for auction. We also clearly distinguish the signature of John Lennon, in blue pen, with the date "1980" written next to it. "This historic coin comes with a letter of authenticity from Beckett Authentication which certifies John Lennon's signature," states the auction study.

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dimension It must be said that this exceptional copy has been closely followed for forty years: after the investigation, it was handed over to the man who unearthed it, then resurfaced for the first time at the end of the 1990s, being auctioned for $ 150,000. The album will be sold in 2010 for 850,000 dollars, before being offered at 1.5 million three years ago, without finding a buyer. The Goldin Auctions site offers a minimum price of $ 400,000, but the album could well this time cross the symbolic million mark, carried by the celebration of the forty years of the assassination of the singer, next December? auctions are scheduled for 18 days.

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They went to a club and met John Lennon , who essentially ragged on the guitarist from The Turtles relentlessly. It doesn't overshadow the fact that if she really wanted the money for the things she could have offered them to him to buy first. John Lennon was a bit of an egotist (putting it lightly)

his father ( John Lennon ) at an auction , because Yoko Ono wouldn't give them to him. (youtu.be). When Mr Lennon was at home there were often rows during meals when John seemed to be too severe Just because John Lennon 's life before, during, and after the Beatles was mostly miserable

Memories linked to John Lennon are still popular: manuscripts, guitars, jackets, autographs, everything is torn off? Last year, a piano of the musician flew to nearly 700,000 euros, a pair of glasses went to 180,000 dollars and a Canadian dentist was even seen investing $ 32,000 in an attempt to clone the leader of the Beatles? As for Mark Chapman, who is still serving his sentence in prison, he wanted for a long time to recover his famous album in order, he says, to sell it at auction and to donate the proceeds to a charity. In the meantime, he has just requested for the eleventh time, in vain, his release.

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