John Lennon autographed a copy of ‘Double Fantasy’ for David Chapman hours before his assassination.
Mark David Chapman asked John Lennon to sign the record a few hours before he shot him outside his apartment in New York, has been placed on sale for $850 000.
The copy of ‘Double Fantasy’, which contains songs from Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono, was signed by the artist as he left his home on December 8, 1980. Five hours later, when he returned from the recording studio he received five shots fired by the 25-year-old hospital worker from Honolulu, Hawaii, Mark David Chapman.
A maintenance worker found the disc at the entrance to Dakota, where John lived, and handed it to the police as evidence. The album was released by an anonymous seller says autograph salesman Gary Zimet.
“The album is the most extraordinary object in the history of rock and roll, it’s signed by Lennon on the cover and includes Chapman’s index fingerprint” said the businessman, who also said the album had been sold originally for $165,000 dollars in 1999 by workers of the building to an anonymous buyer who has put on sale again, “the current owner does not want to be named for fear of receiving death threats,” said Zimet.