The letter John Lennon wrote to his first wife Cynthia, urging her to stop talking to the press about their romance and split, has sold at auction for over $30,000 (GBP23,100).
The note, in which the late Beatles star dismisses rumours Yoko Ono ended his marriage in 1968, sold as part of an RR Auction online event on Wednesday (09Aug17).
Lennon wrote: "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!"
He then recalled his LSD trips with his first wife and her request to remarry him and have another child during a split from Yoko. He ended the letter by urging his ex to dwell on their "good years".
A second letter, written to the editor of an unidentified magazine on the same day, urging him or her to print Lennon's side of the story following the publication of excerpts of Cynthia's book in the News of the World was also part of the auction prize, which was expected to go under the hammer for $10,000 (GBP7,700).
Other sale highlights included letters written by Oscar Wilde and Albert Einstein, a signed Bob Marley photograph, and a book Lennon signed and gifted to his pal Harry Nilsson.
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