About two years after John Lennon departed from The Beatles, he wrote a letter to Eric Clapton asking him if he was interested in a musical collaboration. The letter, dated September 29th, 1971, reads:
Clapton played with Lennon and Yoko’s Plastic Ono Band in 1969 for their 'Live Peace in Toronto' concert and album. Lennon's solo single 'Cold Turkey' also featured Clapton, as did The Beatles’ 1968 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps,' which ranked #7 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time.
The handwritten letter by Lennon will be auctioned off at the Profiles in History auction in Los Angeles on December 18th and is expected to sell for $20,000 to $30,000.