Lennon’s lyrics, Cobain’s letter up for auction

NEW YORK: English singer John Lennon’s handwritten lyrics, and an angry note from American musician Kurt Cobain discussing the possibility of disbanding Nirvana after an unflattering magazine article are among the top items being offered at an upcoming auction.

Hundreds of items belonging to rock musicians will be offered by Julien’s Auctions for sale on May 21 in New York. Lennon’s handwritten lyrics and notes for the song Being for the Benefit of Mr Kite!, from the Beatles’ 1967 album Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, is expected to fetch between $300,000 and $500,000.

Another item garnering attention is Nirvana frontman Cobain’s letter to record label boss David Geffen, in which Cobain expresses displeasure at a 1992 Vanity Fair article that said the rocker and his wife Courtney Love used drugs while she was pregnant.