A letter said to have been written by John Lennon, presumably during the height of his "Lost Weekend" in Los Angeles, has sold at auction for a whopping $88,186, according to Vintage Vinyl News. The letter, which many fans -- and even Lennon's girlfriend at the time May Pang -- seriously doubt was actually written by Lennon due to the time frame and people mentioned within -- was only expected to top out at about $10,000 at the Cooper Owen Music Media Auctions.
In April 1975, a full year after the darkest days of his "Lost Weekend" in Los Angeles, which made up a substantial part of his 14-month separation from Yoko Ono, a far happier and saner John Lennon appeared on England's The Old Grey Whistle Test and recalled the period and its legendary cast of characters: "Harry Nilsson and poor old Keith Moon and various other — Ringo (Starr), who is not unknown to tipple a few himself. And (laughs) it was a pretty hectic period; pretty wild, and it sounds funny in retrospect, but it was pretty miserable, y’know, a pretty bad period. And I’m thankful that I’m out of it -- and I don’t drink now, because it scares me. Y’know, even a glass of wine knock me out now, so I’m happy about that. Forget about the booze."
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