Two legal letters from 1969 that foretold the breakup of The Beatles are now for sale. The historic document preservation group Moments In Time are selling both letters, with one from January 1969 available for $225,000 and one from April 1969 going for $325,000.
Both letters were originally sent to John Eastman and Lee Eastman, the father and brother of Linda Eastman, Paul McCartney’s wife and Wings bandmember.
Two 1969 letters that foretold the dissolution of the Beatles have gone up for sale. You can own one, but it might set you back a fair bit.
The January letter, which was signed by all four Beatles members, said to Eastman: “we retain you and authorize you to act on our behalf in negotiations in respect of all contracts proposed.”
Three months later, another letter was sent, signed by John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, severing the business relationship with Eastman. Paul McCartney continued his relationship with Eastman as a solo artist, while the others began working with The Rolling Stones’ manager Allan Klein.
“This is to inform you of the fact that you are not authorized to act of to hold yourself out as the attorney or legal representative of ‘The Beatles’ or of any of the companies which the Beatles own or control,” the April letter states.
Check out two images of the letters below:
Via Rolling Stone.