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John Lennon

John Lennon
A very rare album Double Fantasy, 1980, Geffen Records, signed, annotated and dated on the inner lyric sleeve in blue marker pen To KCPX love, Yoko Ono John Lennon 1980 with caricature portraits by John Lennon of himself and Yoko Ono; accompanied by a two letters (one on Warner Brother Records headed paper, dated 12/16/80) and a newspaper clipping concerning the provenance -- 12x12in. (31.7x31.7cm.) (4)
WALDMAN, Michael, The Day John Lennon Died documentary, Finestripe Productions, 2010
http://kool.radio.com/2010/12/08/timeline-of-john-lennons-last-day-part -2
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Lot Essay

According to the accompanying letter from Bert Keane, former National Promotion Director at Warner Brothers Records, it had been arranged by Geffen Records, Warner Brother Records and RKO Radio Network for John Lennon to be interviewed, by the station's DJ Dave Sholin, on December 8th, 1980 as part of the promotion for his recently released album Double Fantasy. The interview was to take place at the Lennon's apartment in the Dakota Building, and would be attended by three persons alongside Sholin, to include Keane.
Keane recalls arriving before noon, with the interview lasting approx. 2½ hours. After the interview finished Lennon agreed, at Keane's request, to sign this album for Gary Waldron of KCPX Radio Station, before he would leave for the recording studio. Sadly this album would prove to be one of the last Lennon would ever sign. Lennon, would actually take a lift in Keane's car, because his own limousine was out of service, but only after stopping to sign a copy of 'Double Fantasy', for a waiting fanatic.
Keane would honour the agreement and forward this signed copy to Gary Waldron at KCPX on the 16th December, just over a week after Lennon's death, with a handwritten letter, [included] on Warner Brother Records headed paper, reading Gary, A special signature for a special friend.....

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