John Lennon – Beatles – 1971 Handwritten Imagine Postcard
An extraordinary handwritten and signed postcard sent by John Lennon to Rolling Stone magazine, correcting an item they had run in their "Random Notes" section about his upcoming album, "Imagine." In August, 1971 Rolling Stone ran the mistaken piece mentioning Lennon was recording at Record Plant in New York. Lennon sent this postcard from his home in Ascot, England (a French "War Is Over If You Want It" card,) writing "Dear Random Notes, My album was cut 85% at home in Ascot. 7 days here, 2 days in N.Y. putting on strings. George (Harrison) played guitar, Phil (Spector), me and Yoko produced and (Apple employee) Al Steckler fixed up the musicians and sessions at Record Plant. OK ? John & Yoko P.S.-Paul isn't dead either." This extraordinary card has so much unique about it: it was written about his most beloved album, IMAGINE, was sent to Rolling Stone Magazine (in "Amerikan",) has the only known written "Paul Is Dead" mention by one of the Beatles (Lennon is clearly poking fun at Rolling Stone's propensity to print incorrect rumors,) it mentions Phil Spector, George Harrison, and Paul McCartney; was sent by Lennon himself from his legendary home at Ascot (he pasted 15 stamps on it !) and is the only French "War Is Over" postcard we know of. The card has been authenticated by Frank Caiazzo, the formost authority on Beatles handwriting in the world, and his letter of authenticity is included. As extraordinary a Lennon item as we've ever offered. (Also included are the two relevant issues of Rolling Stone, from the collection of–and with address labels to– Ralph J. Gleason, the magazine's co-founder.) Guaranteed authentic with no time limit.
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