If you’ve got enough disposable income to pay $550,000 for it, the official documents of The Beatles’ breakup can actually be yours.
The letters addressed to John Eastman and Lee Eastman, the father and brother of Lina who got married to Paul McCartney in March 1969, which foretold The Beatles’ split back then are up for sale by Moments in Time.
The earliest letter was addressed to John, signed by all four members of The Beatles and the head of Apple Corps in January, 1969. It was sent with the purpose of informing John that he’s authorized to act on their behalf in negotiations in respect of all contracts proposed
However, in the second letter which is also known as The split letter, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr end their w Meanwhile, Paul McCartney chose to continue working with his family members.
“This is to inform you of the fact that you are not authorized to act of to hold yourself as the attorney or legal representative of ‘The Beatles’ or of any of the companies which the Beatles own or control,” The three Beatles, April 1969.
The price set for this letter is $325,000. The January letter is for sale for $225,000.
The Beatles’ official split occurred in 1970 after the release of their final album, Let It Be.
It’s also worth mentioning that recently, Lord of the Rings filmmaker Peter Jackson has announced that he’s currently making a new Beatles documentary movie using 55 hours of footage shot back in 1969 and were never publicly viewed.
Peter is collaborating with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison, the widows of John Lennon and George Harrison to bring the story of the last days of The Beatles to life. The footage is shot during the recording of Let It Be from January 2 to January 31, 1969.
“I was relieved to discover the reality is very different to the myth,” Jackson said. “After reviewing all the footage and audio that Michael Lindsay-Hogg shot 18 months before they broke up, it’s simply an amazing historical treasure trove. Sure, there’s moments of drama, but none of the discord this project has long been associated with. Watching John, Paul, George and Ringo work together, creating now-classic songs from scratch, is not only fascinating. it’s funny, uplifting and surprisingly intimate. … I’m thrilled and honored to have been entrusted with this remarkable footage. Making the movie will be a sheer joy.”
So, if you’ve got the $550,000, will you spend them on owning this piece of history or do you have other priorities?