Lot 379: JOHN LENNON DEMO CASSETTES
24th March 2020
JOHN LENNON DEMO CASSETTES. Three plain black cassette tapes, with contents as follows: A black cassette tape without branding, bearing a sticker with handwritten '#1', containing approximately four minutes worth of audio recordings of John Lennon performing with an acoustic guitar circa 1969. Contents include Lennon performing a possibly unreleased track with prominent lyrics 'The Thrill Has Gone Away', before launching into 'That'll Be The Day' with stops and restarts, A black cassette without branding, bearing a sticker to read 'Demo', containing approximately four minutes worth of audio recordings of John Lennon performing with an acoustic guitar circa 1969. Lennon starts and stops in first minute, playing some chords from 'I Don't Want To Be A Soldier', before going on to work his way through a very raw version of the verses from 'I Found Out', finishing with more guitar work with some similarities to 'I Want You', A black cassette without branding containing approximately three minutes worth of audio recordings of John Lennon performing with an acoustic guitar circa 1969. The vocal recording is faint, though Lennon seems to be singing 'I'm a man' with scat style singing filling the gaps where he clearly hadn't yet written lyrics, later the pace slows before the recording is cut off abruptly. Note this lot is sold as an artefact and no copyright (s) are included in this sale.
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