The note displays emphatically the resentment felt by Lennon towards McCartney in the early Seventies, when their unrivaled musical partnership had descended into bitter personal attacks between the pair.
“I was reading your letter and wondering what middle aged cranky Beatle fan wrote it,” Lennon writes. “I hope you realise what you and the rest of my ‘kind and unselfish’ friends laid on Yoko and me,” he continues, referencing the unease Lennon’s fellow bandmates were said to feel towards Yoko Ono‘s increasing presence around the band during their final years.
“I’m not ashamed of the Beatles – (I did start it all),” he continues. “But of some of the shit we took to make them so big – I thought we all felt that way in varying degrees – obviously not.”
The letter was acquired by a collector from a member of the Lennon family and is expected to command a large sum when it is sold next month.
- Noel Gallagher, Mumford & Sons, Royal Blood among UK's biggest selling albums of 2015 so far
- Catfish & The Bottlemen release Ewan McGregor's 'Hourglass' cover in full
- Morrissey announces September UK dates
- Arctic Monkeys win Best Live Act at 2015 Nordoff Robbins Silver Clef Awards
- Pulled Apart By Horses to headline Leeds Festival's Dance To The Radio stage