Image for Mark David Chapman’s Signed John Lennon Album To Be Auctioned Off

Mark David Chapman’s Signed John Lennon Album To Be Auctioned Off

Written by Kiel Egging on December 9, 2012

Got a few thousand dollars up your sleeve? If you’re a Beatles’ fan, you’ll soon have the chance to purchase one of the most tragic pieces of rock memorabilia going around.

According to NME, the copy of John Lennon‘s 1980 album Double Fantasy – which Lennon signed for Mark David Chapman hours before Chapman shot and killed him – is up for auction.

California auction house Moments In Time is selling the album on behalf of its current owner, who purchased it in 2003, when it had a reserve price of $525,000. The man who found the album outside Lennon’s apartment sold it in 1999, however the price tag remains unknown.

According to the listing, the copy of Double Fantasy features Lennon’s autograph on the cover and Chapman’s forensically enhanced fingerprints. A marking – WJT-2 – appears in black ink just above Lennon’s signature, which is presumably some code from its use as evidence.

Moments In Time spokesperson Bob Zafian said the piece of memorabilia also came with further documentation such as police reports and letters from the District Attorney.

“We are very excited to bring such a historically significant piece to the market,” he said.

Coincidentally, the news of the album’s auction comes on the anniversary of the fatal incident taking place in Los Angeles in 1980.

Join Music Feeds on Facebook

More On Music Feeds

News

Sydney Nightclub Under Fire For Using Porn And Drugs To Promote Event

Sydney’s Home Nightclub has been put in the naughty corner after using images of people snorting drugs and having sex to promote one of its events.

News

City Calm Down Announce National Tour, Share New Song ‘Wandering’

They spent the best part of three years working on their debut record, and now Melbourne rockers City Calm Down are heading out on their first-ever national tour this October before their album, In A Restless House, drops in November.

News

Paradise Music Festival 2015 Lineup Announced

Victoria’s boutique and suitably alpine Paradise Music Festival has dropped its first 2015 lineup announcement, featuring acts like experimental rockers My Disco, indie outfit Lurch & Chief, Melbourne duo Black Cab, Sydney trio Black Vanilla and Tired Lion.

News

Dead Letter Circus National Tour Announced

We’re just over a week out from getting our hands on Dead Letter Circus‘s upcoming third studio album Aesthesis and now to make life even sweeter the Brisbane rockers have announced they’ll be taking the record out on the road for a national tour this October.

Features

EXCLUSIVE: Caitlin Park Q&A & Live Video Of ‘Hold Your Gaze’

Her sophomore album The Sleeper was met with a wealth of official recognition and approval from both peers and idols alike.

News

EDM Is No Longer Welcome On Instagram

The latest Instagram news comes stained with the tears of a thousand shirtless punters, who can no longer attract followers by using the popular #EDM hashtag, because it’s just been officially banned.

Around the web

This May Also Interest You