Letters that have been written by The Doors singer Jim Morrison and John Lennon have gone up for auction by RR’s Marvel of Modern Music Auction. The items were put up for sale alongside autographed and rare memorabilia from The Beatles and The Ramones. Morrison’s letter was written in L’Hotel in Paris where the singer moved after the band finished recording LA Woman in March 1971, which was less than three months before his death.
The Letter says: “Sorry not to have written sooner. It doesn’t seem like I’ve been here this long. We’ve been travelling – in Spain, (Granada was best) Morocco, Southern France & Corsica – where I lost my jacket, money etc. & had to fly back to Paris to wait for more. If Sicily is anything like Corsica you’ll probably love it. We’ll be back in Paris around June 7 thru Sept. There’s an extra room so please stay w/ us. How is everything? Say hello to everyone & try to get over here“. So far it has pulled in a bid of over $23,000 (£14,863) at RR’s auction.
John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s hand written letter to Derek Taylor (The Beatles Press officer) in 1969, references instructions for an unspecified concert: “Audience must not be ‘loaded’ with ‘officials’ – (Mayors and Kennedys) – it must be mainly kids and critics, any charity bits (the gate) only to be known after the event“. Ono pens the next three lines, stating: “Don’t explain us – John & Yoko. None of Yoko is a good artist but they ought to know by now“, and Lennon ends the letter with, “tickets shouldn’t be too expensive and none of that all Bernsteins and such likes kids getting the ‘best’ seats at the zoo“. Bids on the note have reached $1,000 (£646) so far.