1976 JOHN LENNON LETTER TO EX-WIFE GOES UNDER THE HAMMER

1976 JOHN LENNON LETTER TO EX-WIFE GOES UNDER THE HAMMER

1976 JOHN LENNON LETTER TO EX-WIFE GOES UNDER THE HAMMER

A 1976 letter written by John Lennon to first wife Cynthia Lennon eight years after their divorce is going under the hammer today (August 9th) via RR Auctions, according to BeatlesMagazine.uk. The letter, which is titled “an open letter to Cynthia Twist” — Cynthia’s married name — is dated November 15th, 1976 and was published in Britain’s Daily Mail in response to Cynthia’s previous tell-all in Woman magazine. Lennon requested his letter be “printed without any edits. I think it only fair to me and your readers to present my side of the story.'” The letter, which is believed to be his final written correspondence with his first wife, is expected to sell for up to $25,000. Cynthia Lennon, who was the mother of Julian Lennon, died of cancer in 2015 at age 75.

Lennon’s letter to Cynthia reads:

“As you and I well know, our marriage was over long before the advent of L.S.D. or Yoko Ono. . . and that’s reality! Your memory is impaired to say the least. Your version of our first L.S.D. trip is rather vague, and you seem to have forgotten subsequent trips altogether! You also seem to have forgotten that only two years ago, while I was separated from Yoko, you suddenly brought Julian to see me in Los Angeles after three years of silence. During this visit, you hardly allowed me to be alone with him for one moment. You even asked me to remarry you and/or give you another child, ‘for Julian’s sake’! I politely told you no, and that, anyway, I was still in love with Yoko, (which I thought was very ‘down to earth’). There were no detectives sent to Italy. Our mutual friend Alex Mardas went to Bassanini’s Hotel to see how you were, as you said you were too ill to come home. Finally, I don’t blame you for wanting to get away from your ‘Beatle’ past. But if you are serious about it, you should try to avoid talking to and posing for magazines and newspapers! We did have some good years, so dwell on them for a change, and, as Dylan says, it was ‘A Simple Twist of Fate!’ Love & good luck to the three of you, from the three of us.”

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