The Beatles Legal Letters are Going Up for Sale

The Beatles in the 1960s. Photo by Granger/REX/Shutterstock (8754325a)

Before The Beatles officially disbanded, the future of the Fab Four seemed to be written. Literally.

A pair of letters has now been put up for auction that seemingly foretells the future of one of the greatest groups of our time.

Dated January and April 1969, the letters were addressed to John and Lee Eastman — the father and brother of Paul McCartney’s wife, Linda.

In the first letter, signed by all 4 members of the band, the Eastmans are told, “We retain you and authorise you to act on our behalf in negotiations in respect of all contracts proposed.”

However, things changed 3 months later as the second letter informs Eastman that he will be the council for only Paul while John Lennon, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison would align themselves with the manager of the Rolling Stones, Allan Klein.

Both letters are now being sold by Moments in Time for $225,000 and $325,000, respectively.