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John Lennon 'nonsense list' up for sale

Sunday, February 23, 2014

A unique “nonsense” list by former Beatle John Lennon is being sold by its Anglesey owner. Michael Poynter Adams has the original, 1969 printer’s proof of the list, which has 26 letters and nonsensical words alongside each one in Lennon’s handwriting. It’s expected to fetch at least £6,000 at the Colwyn Bay auction on Wednesday.

In what’s known as an abecedarium, the dyslexic and quirky star wrote: “A is for Parrot, B is for glasses, C is for plastic, D is for Doris...” The list later became the introduction to a controversial set of 14 erotic lithographs of him and Yoko Ono called Bag One.  Mr Adams, 69, who met Lennon while browsing for records in Liverpool in his pre-Beatles days, later coincidentally worked at a printers and that’s how he acquired the print.  He said: “I am selling it with great reluctance but it is not on display at home and we are moving to a smaller house, so it has to go. It’s a significant piece of music history and I hope it goes to a good home.”

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Source: The Daily Post, UK

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