Authentic John Lennon Signed ‘Let It Be’ Album with Original Sketches. Let It Be inner album sleeve signed by Lennon to his Japanese language teacher.
Amazing Let It Be first pressing album by the Beatles (Apple Records, AR 34001, Scranton). Signed and inscribed neatly on the inner album sleeve in black felt tip, “To Astrid mit lieben, John Lennon,” who adds “76” and draws two sketches. One of himself and another of a sheep standing on a cloud with the sun peaking out in the background. Below Lennon’s signature and drawings. Besdies, the recipient has inscribed the sleeve to her nephew, “and to David, with love, from Tante Astrid, IV. 1980.”
Lennon attended the Berlitz New York City Language Centre. Furthermore, in an attempt to learn Japanese soon after the birth of his son, Sean. Astrid, the recipient, was his instructor. According to Ray Coleman in his 1984 book John Ono Lennon. The sessions at the Manhattan language school lasted for two hours, three times a week: ‘The technique was…the complete immersion method with no English spoken. John also bought a series of cassettes. Much to Yoko’s chagrin he would attempt to practice on her…after two months of battling…he could manage only about forty words. He gave up after a brave try, much to Yoko’s relief.’
This item sold for $9000 in November 2022.