A very rare letter from John Lennon to Eric Clapton is up for auction in LA this week. The letter is expected to bring in nearly $30,000.
The letter was written on September 29, 1971, and Lennon is asking Clapton if he would like to start a band with him, “Eric, I know I can bring out something great, in fact greater in you that had been so far evident in your music. I hope to bring out the same kind of greatness in all of us, which I know will happen if/when we get together.”
Auctioneer Joe Maddalena had this to say about the letter, “There was a point in time when George Harrison thought about leaving the band and his replacement was Clapton, so this letter is a link of what could have been.”
“What we know of history is from the written word, without these letters, it would all be verbal. It’s a really unique area of collecting as you’re getting a glimpse into people’s minds,” Maddalena added.