John Lennon's funny form up for grabs
The immigration form that was filled in by John Lennon during 1980, is going under the hammer and is expected to reach £15,000. Covered with unique answers, it gives an insight into the musician's sense of humour.Updated: Aug 26, 2011 18:15 IST
The item shows the former Beatle's crude and childish answers to a number of questions. Among them he gives his occupation as 'Hazardus' and described his nationality as 'weird'. He uses a crude term as his name, while giving his date of birth as 'Yes Yes Yes'. And for place of issue, Lennon answers 'Crutch' and for issuing authority he wrote 'God of Air.'Lennon, whose first book was titled In His Own Write, completed the form not long before he was shot dead by a crazed fan outside his New York apartment block when he was 40. Whether the form was filled out during a trip to Japan or was just a piece of paper his Japanese wife Yoko Ono had with her remains unclear.
"We know this was completed in 1980 - the year he died. Whether it was filled out on a trip to Japan or whether it was a document he and Yoko had knocking around following a previous visit is unclear. "The 17 answers are filled out in blue pen in block capitals. On the reverse he has annotated the other words on the card. It is all mounted behind glass and is a wonderful collector's item and piece of memorabilia about John Lennon," said James Wilkinson, from the saleroom Fame Bureau.
First Published: Aug 26, 2011 17:02 IST