Ok, this is slightly old news – it happened a couple of weeks ago – but we managed to find some really good images of the front and back of Lennon's lyrics for Mr. Kite:
Lennon's charmingly/clumsily-illustrated lyrics – complete with a typo in the title – were auctioned by Julien's in New York as part of a Rock'n'Roll memorabilia auction that also saw one of Elvis Presley's guitars sell for $334,000.
Perhaps it's the existence of these handwritten lyrics that meant that the song was always attributed to him and we had to wait for Paul McCartney to tell us otherwise a couple of years ago. I'm not sure he needed to write most of this down though – he could have just read the words right off the poster hanging on his wall!
Want to have that poster hanging on your wall? Take a look at our limited edition of the poster that inspired Lennon and McCartney to write Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!
57 years ago today, on February 17 1967, The Beatles set out to record one of the most musically complex and avant-garde tracks of their illustrious career – Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!