An audio cassette with a recording by John Lennon where we can hear the Beatles singer singing an unpublished work, produced in 1970 during an unknown stay in Denmark, will be auctioned in Copenhagen on September 28, we have learned Tuesday.
Estimated between 27,000 and 40,000 euros, this recording of a total of 33 minutes is put on sale by a band of four men, then teenagers, who had met the singer of the Beatles, who came to spend part of the winter of 1969-1970 in a lost corner on the west coast of Denmark.
“The recording is totally unique because it is a conversation. It takes place after (a) press conference, with the four high school students and a few journalists and John Lennon plays them a few songs. One of them + Radio Peace + , has never been published, “an official of the Bruun Rasmussen auction house, Alexa Bruun Rasmussen, told AFP.
“It’s a little piece of Danish history and when you listen to it, you can tell John Lennon felt good in Denmark. You left him alone and he could just live his life,” she said. .
At the end of December 1969, in a forgotten episode, John Lennon arrives in the Scandinavian kingdom with Yoko Ono to get closer to Kyoko, the latter’s daughter, who then lives with her father in North Jutland (west).
First passed unnoticed, this visit, which will last only a few weeks, calls out and the star organizes a press conference.
Following a combination of incredible circumstances, because of the hateful weather, the four high school students find themselves interviewing him after the formal meeting, in a relaxed atmosphere.
“I think they experienced the + hygge +”, this Danish way of life which favors well-being in everyday life, joked Mrs Bruun Rasmussen.
The teenagers were primarily interested in the peace activism of the musician, a few months before the dissolution of the Beatles.
“With this auction, they want to convey John Lennon’s message,” said the auctioneer.
She praises the charm of the recording, sold with the photographs of the meeting and the number of the school newspaper which relates it, which is also due to its outdated appearance.
“To listen to the 33 minutes of the tape you need a good old fashioned tape player and I think that bit of nostalgia adds to its value,” she said.