2012 11 05t220751z 1 cbre8a41phk00 rtroptp 2 people johnlennon auction Rare John Lennon Letter To Eric Clapton Up For Auction

Photo Courtesy of Profiles In History

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.

Yahoo! is reporting the handwritten letter will go up for action at the Profiles in History auction on December 18.

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.


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