A letter John Lennon wrote to Eric Clapton on September 29th, 1971 is expected to fetch up to $30,000 at auction next month. The letter, which Lennon -- who had recently moved to New York City -- wrote the guitarist, who was in the pits of heroin addiction at the time, suggests the pair form a new band. The letter reads in part: "Eric, I know I can bring out something great, in fact greater in you that had been so far evident in your music. I hope to bring out the same kind of greatness in all of us, which I know will happen if/when we get together."
In the letter, Lennon urges Clapton to fly out to Manhattan, saying, "All expenses paid, of course, at least think about it. Please don't be frightened, I understand paranoia only to(o) well, I think it could only do good for you, to work with people who love and respect you."
CHECK IT OUT: Lennon's 1971 letter to Clapton: http://tinyurl.com/cocednb
CHECK IT OUT: Lennon with Clapton performing "Dizzy Miss Lizzy" live in Toronto on September 13th, 1969: