The Beatles officially broke up in 1970; however there were several signs alluding to their impending end, including a harsh letter to Paul’s lawyer signed by John, George and Ringo. That letter can now be yours, for the high price of $325K.

The letter, dated April 18, 1969, informs Lee Eastman that he’s “not authorized to act or to hold yourself out as the attorney or legal representative of ‘The Beatles."” It goes on to acknowledge Eastman reps Paul McCartney personally.  The document is signed by John Lennon, Richard Starkey (aka Ringo) and George Harrison. There’s another letter for sale signed by the entire band from January 1969, confirming that attorney John Eastman is authorized to handle the band’s contract negotiations “in accordance with our instructions.” This letter is being sold for $225k.

Just a few months after the April letter, Lennon privately informed the other Beatles he was leaving the group. The split wasn’t made public until April 10, 1970, when McCartney announced he leaving.

Both letters are available at the website: Moments In Time.

Beatles Pre-Breakup Letters On Sale for $550,000


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