Tittenhurst Park

This Tittenhurst Park blog is dedicated to John Lennon's home in Sunningdale, near Ascot, Berkshire between 1969 and 1971. The aim is to gather as much material relating to the estate as possible - obviously with the emphasis on the Lennon-era, but also concerning Tittenhurst Park as it was before and after John Lennon's ownership. In addition, there will be posts about and associated with the Beatles, plus any other rubbish I feel like. The blog is purely meant for the entertainment of anyone (assuming there is actually anyone) who, like me, has an unhealthy interest in one particular Georgian mansion. Those with anything interesting to contribute in the way of links, photos, scans, stories etc. please do contact me: tittenhurstlennon@gmail.com
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John Lennon Letter to Eric Clapton Going Up for Auction

The draft of a letter John Lennon wrote to Eric Clapton 41 years ago will hit the auction block in Los Angeles on December 18, Reuters reports. "Eric, I know I can bring out something great, in fact greater in you that had been so far evident in your music," Lennon wrote in the draft, which is dated September 29, 1971. "I hope to bring out the same kind of greatness in all of us, which I know will happen if/when we get together." Since 1968, Eric Clapton has performed or recorded with every solo member of The Beatles — and The Beatles themselves (He played lead guitar on George Harrison's "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" on the White Album). He performed with Lennon in 1968 at the Rock and Roll Circus and in 1969 in Toronto. Most recently, he performed on Paul McCartney's Kisses on the Bottom album, which was released earlier this year. "There was a point in time when George Harrison thought about leaving the band and his replacement was Clapton, so this letter is a link of what could have been," said auctioneer Joe Maddalena. Organizers of the auction, dubbed Profiles in History, expect the letter to fetch $30,000. Lennon's tooth sold for $31,200 at an auction in England last year.