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Mark Chapman’s signed Lennon LP up for sale

By | Published on Thursday 25 November 2010

If you’ve got half a million pounds and an overly soft brain, you can now become the proud owner of the album Mark Chapman got signed by John Lennon shortly before he shot the former Beatle in 1980. You could have it framed and put it up on your wall to point at as visitors run screaming from your home.

The copy of Lennon’s ‘Double Fantasy’ album is up for sale now at auction site Moments In Time at an asking price of $850,000 (around £535,000). Bob Zafian, a spokesman for the current owner, told the New York Post: “The album is the most extraordinary artefact in rock n roll history. I have never come across a piece with such provenance. Police reports, fingerprint documentation, letters from the [district attorney], it goes on and on”.

Presently serving a sentence of 20 years to life, Chapman was denied parole in September for the sixth time.