John Lennon wrote an angry letter to Paul McCartney after the Beatles broke up.
The original document is now for sale on music memorabilia website Gotta Have Rock and Roll, where it is expected to retail for $40,000.
The handwritten three-page letter was written by the Introduce Singer in November 1971.
Written 18 months after the band broke up, it comments on Lennon McCartney’s lawsuit against the Beatles and a recent interview melody maker Magazine.
Addressing “my obsessive old pal,” Lennon writes that “playing ‘plain honest old ‘human Paul’ is all very good melody makerbut you know damn well we can’t just sign some paper.”
“If you’re not the aggressor (as you claim), who the hell brought us to court and fucked us up in public?” Lennon writes. “Like I said before – did you ever think that you might be wrong about something?”
He also contradicts McCartney’s claim Introduce “is not political,” writing, “You obviously didn’t get the words … Your politics are very similar to Mary Whitehouse’s – ‘To say nothing is as loud as to say!'”
Lennon ends the letter: “No hard feelings for you. I know we basically want the same thing and as I told you on the phone and in this letter, whenever you want to meet up, all you have to do is call.”
In an interview last year, McCartney said he still blames Lennon for the Beatles’ split.
“I didn’t initiate the breakup. That was our Johnny,” McCartney said. “That was my band, that was my job, that was my life, so I wanted it to continue.”
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