Friday, November 26, 2010
You can own this moment for $850,000...
Album signed by John Lennon for his killer Mark David Chapman for sale
The album that John Lennon signed for Mark David Chapman hours before he killed the former Beatle is back up for sale for an astonishing $850,000. The "Double Fantasy" LP was signed by Lennon as he left his home at the Dakota on Dec. 8, 1980. He was murdered by Chapman when he returned five hours later. The record was found at the Dakota entrance by a maintenance man, who handed it over as evidence. It was finally returned by authorities and is being sold through autograph dealer Gary Zimet's momentsintime.com. He told us, "The album is the most extraordinary artifact in rock and roll history. It has Lennon's signature on the cover and Chapman's forensically enhanced finger prints on the sleeve. There are evidence markings from the NYPD. I originally sold it in 1999, but it has come back up for resale. The current owner doesn't want to be named because he received death threats."
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