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    Mon, 28 Jun 2010 09:52:25

    John Lennon Cartoon Nabs $56,000 at Auction - Lennon scribbled the pic during a peaceful protest

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    Whenever I report on these stories, I wish I had this kind of disposable scratch. Wouldn't it be nice to blow $56,000 on a piece of rock memorabilia, if you are into that sort of thing? Nevertheless, a cartoon drawn by the late, great John Lennon in 1969 was auctioned off at Christie's, the British auction house, to the tune of $56,125 this past weekend, reports the BBC News.

    The cartoon was drawn by Lennon during a "bed-in" peaceful protest he staged with his wife, Yoko Ono. The protest was held in a bedroom in the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Canada. It is a caricature of the couple and boasts a written message that reads: "Joy, merry and gay love and peace from John Lennon [and] Yoko Ono."

    A bed-in? Isn't that a way to lay in bed doing nothing and call it a peaceful protest? That's what I call spin.

    What piece of rock memorabilia would you shell out cash for? Do you think it's ridiculous when people bid on such items, when there is rampant poverty and animal cruelty in the world?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    06.28.10




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