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    Sale 5397

    Popular Culture: Rock & Pop Memorabilia

    10 July 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 244

    John Lennon And Yoko Ono

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    John Lennon And Yoko Ono
    An album Unfinished Music No.1:Two Virgins, Apple Records, 1968 sealed in original cellophane wrapper, signed and inscribed in black felt pen on the wrapper at the front of the album below John and Yoko's portrait Greg - love John + Yoko; accompanied by a copy of the Wedding Album box set, Apple Records, 1969 complete with the album, a white vinyl Bagism slip sleeve containing a monochrome photograph of a piece of wedding cake, two printed booklets of black and white photographs one entitled The Wedding, the other The Press, a printed double-sided fold-out of John and Yoko's cartoon drawings of the story of their wedding, two postcards, a reproduction of a strip of photos from a photo booth and a colour reproduction of the marriage certificate attached to the inside of the lid; a printed War Is Over!... Christmas card; and related material (a lot)


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    Greg Sams to whom this album is inscribed, with his brother opened and ran London's first macrobiotic restaurant SEED in Bishop's Bridge Road, Paddington, London in 1967. Sams, met Lennon through Yoko whom he'd known for some time. The couple ate at SEED regularly and were devotees of Greg's food. When Yoko and John stayed in Queen Charlotte's hospital following her miscarriage in November, 1968, Sams used to deliver food from his restaurant to them daily. Also at Yoko's request, Sams drove around London finding vegetarian blood donors with compatible blood for the transfusion she needed at the time.

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