With love from me to you...
Perhaps the greatest song writer in history, John Lennon is set to have another set of his words published: his personal letters.
The Beatle legend's personal letters, prolific in words and numbers, are owned by his widow, Yoko Ono. With convincing from Beatles' official biographer, Hunter Davies, Ono agreed to sell the rights to publish them, the Guardian reports. The book will be released in October, 2012, to mark the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' first hit song, 'Love Me Do.'
Lennon was a talented writer beyond music. In his lifetime, he published two books of fiction and comedy short stories, 'Lennon In His Own Write' and 'A Spaniard in the Works.' He also contributed to Merseybeat newspaper, the local alternative magazine in his hometown of Liverpool that helped initially promote the band, with stories under pseudonyms.
In his 'About The Awful' note in 'In His Own Write,' Lennon wrote:I
was bored on the 9th of Octover 1940 when, I believe, the Nasties were still booming us led by Madolf Heatlump (who only had one). Anyway they didn't get me. I attended to varicous schools in Liddypol. And still didn't pass -- much to my Aunties supplies. As a member of the most publified Beatles my (P, G, and R's) records might seem funnier to some of you than this book, but as far as I'm conceived this correction of short writty is the most wonderfoul larf I've every ready.
God help and breed you all.
According to the Guardian, the collection includes notes he wrote to newspapers, record companies and fans, and include many of his famous drawings and scribbles.
In 2005, a letter Lennon wrote in 1970, to an aspiring musician seeking guidance on his fear of fame and fortune, was finally seen by the intended recipient. Unfortunate for him -- it had Lennon's home phone number on it.