A signed letter from John Lennon to US talk show host Joe Franklin, attempting to convince him of the merits of Yoko Ono's music, is selling at RR Auction with an opening bid of $1,000.
The sale is due to close on October 23.
Lennon was trying to build publicity for Ono's music career, although Franklin appears to have disagreed on her merits. She was never invited on the show.
It reads (in part): "I know you're a musician at heart! and especially I know you dig jazz.—Well, Yoko's music ain't quite jazz But…to help you get off on it, or understand it, please listen to a track on the 'Yoko/Ono/Plastic Ono Band,' called 'AOS,' which was recorded in 1968 (pre Lennon/Beatles!) with Ornette Coleman at Albert Hall London, you could call it free form, anyway Yoko sits in the middle of avante-garde, classic, jazz—and now through me and my music—rock 'n' roll!"
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