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Inebriated Lennon tape grab 30k at auction with AUDIO.

John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono, seen here in 1969 at a Paris Flea Market.

No this may not have been John Lennon’s finest hour, but it certainly is a fun listen.  If you haven’t heard any of the bootleg or outtakes from John’s fabled “lost weekend” then you me dear friends are in for a fun inebriated ride.  I personally find the drunken ramblings of an ex-Beatle playing the moldy oldies quite hillarious.  You have to give John credit for trying to get through these.  Ahh to have been a fly on the wall.  The “lost weekend” outtakes are some of my favorites out there.

Plus, it’s really funny to hear John sing about nipples.  Enjoy!  The tape has been leaked onto youtube in both stereo and mono.  To those of you who are fans of the Lost Lennon radio tapes show this tape should sound a little familiar.

John Lennon – Just Because (mono)

Here’s what we’ve read.

Maybe it wasn’t John Lennon’s best musical effort, but a tape of an apparently inebriated Lennon warbling a cover of Lloyd Price’s “Just Because” brought a sobering $30,000 at auction Sunday in Los Angeles.

John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono, seen here in 1969 at a Paris Flea Market.

Bonhams and Butterfields auction house spokeswoman Margaret Barrett said Lennon had apparently had one too many when he got behind the mic in the 1973 recording session.

“It was six minutes, 16 seconds, and John singing very drunk and with John ad-libbing his own lyrics into the song — so it’s actually a fun song to listen to,” Barrett said.

Described in the auction catalogue as “One standard orange-colored cassette tape with audio of Lennon in fall of 1973 singing the Lloyd Price song ‘Just Because,’ ” the never-before-heard-in-public cassette was given to the former owner personally by Lennon, the auction house said.

That former owner was not identified, nor was Sunday’s buyer — for whom another Fab Four classic — “Money” — now might have new meaning

Source: CNN


7 Responses

  1. Wow John sounds pretty good for being drunk

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  3. Merry Christmas to everyone!

  4. This needs to stay private. It’s one drunk junkie wallowing in his misery. It’s awful to listen to and has absolutely no musical merrit.
    As a historical document it’s out of context and useless to an honest observer.
    I’ve followed the Beatles’ story for almost 30 years now and I don’t want to hear crap like this unless its’ completely surrounded by the 24 hours that went with it.
    Like I said, it sounds like a doped-up junkie at a Karaoke night and without its’ full story this will serve only to fuel un-informed tabloid-style journalism.

  5. This isn’t new. It’s been previously released on bootleg many times over.

    Beatle Bob
    (Bootleg reviewer on Bootlegzone, 910, Beatleglist, etc)

  6. It’s not right for this to John.

  7. What a sexy screaming voice.

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