A raging letter sent from ex-Beatle John Lennon to former bandmate Paul McCartney is expected to sell for around $20,000 on Thursday.
The undated letter, believed to have been penned in 1971 and currently owned by an anonymous vendor, is available to purchase via an online sale which ends Thursday and is being hosted by a Boston auction house.
The letter is remarkable for the level of vitriol directed at McCartney and his wife, Linda, for their alleged maltreatment of Lennon's wife Yoko Ono, for whom he left his first wife Cynthia in 1968.
According to Lennon, Ono suffered repeated nasty behavior from those whom he mockingly describes in the letter as his "kind and unselfish" friends.
He also made clear he was tired of being what he perceived as the bigger person in the situation.
The typed letter reads, "It might have sometimes been a bit more subtle or should I say 'middle class' — but not often. We both 'rose above it' quite a few times — & forgave you two — so it's the least you can do for us — you noble people. — Linda — if you don't care what I say — shut up!— let Paul write — or whatever."