John Lennon autographed Double Fantasy sells for £23,000

A copy of Double Fantasy signed by John Lennon just hours before he was shot in New York City sold at auction in London for £23,750 ($38,500).

The vinyl album was signed by Lennon as a competition prize on 8 December 1980, the day he was murdered by Mark David Chapman. It was auctioned as part of a music memorabilia sale at Christie's in London.

Other lots included a gift card signed by Paul McCartney, which fetched £1,250 ($2,000), a pair of leather boots owned by Jimi Hendrix, and a guitar played by Pete Townshend on The Who's Quadrophenia tour of the USA.

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