Some serious Lennon loot has been recovered in Berlin from a 58-year-old suspect.
The trove, apparently stolen from Yoko Ono in 2006, includes three diaries, a hand-written music score, a cigarette case and two pairs of Lennon’s iconic circular glasses.
Several items from the personal John Lennon vaults have been discovered in Berlin, after more than a decade missing in action.
Despite showing up in Germany of all places, the items were reportedly stolen from Ono in New York. According to German authorities a second suspect from Turkey “is unattainable for us at the present time”.
The thief was discovered after a tipoff from a Berlin auction house. Don’t try to sell off stolen items, people.
Since his murder in 1980, personal items belonging to The Beatles frontman have commanded some of the music world’s most substantial memorabilia sales. It’s no stretch of the imagination then, to believe thieves have become attracted to Lennon’s name.
Recently his personal copy of the ultra-rare ‘butcher sleeve’ Yesterday And Today LP went to auction at a staggering starting bid of $100,00, and bizarrely a lock of his hair sold for $35,000 in 2016 to a very, very strange Beatlemaniac indeed.
Check out a single pair of the glasses below. Stylish as always, John.
Via Rolling Stone.