Shirt Stained with John Lennon’s Blood Sells for Hefty Price

There are some weird, and creepy, musician-related things for sale and usually they are bought at quite a high price. The latest example: A shirt stained with John Lennon’s blood that sold for £31,000 ($53,930CAD).

According to Music News:

“The white button down shirt was worn by concierge Jay Hastings as part of his uniform while he worked at The Dakota building in New York. Hastings was on duty on 8 December, 1980, when singer John Lennon was shot by deranged fan Mark Chapman as he and wife Yoko Ono entered the porch of The Dakota to go up to their flat. After being shot twice in the back and twice in the shoulder, Lennon stumbled into the entranceway, where Hastings covered the musician with his suit jacket. In his attempt to aid the ailing star, some of Lennon’s blood seeped into the shirt on its chest and sleeves”.

Hastings still owned the shirt, but as he is getting older, he decided it was time to sell it. It was expected to reach about £7,000 ($12,178CAD) when the auction occurred on June 25, but eventually sold for over four times as much.

The anonymous buyer also bought a 1978 Thanksgiving card from John Lennon and a letter from Yoko Ono that thanked building staff for their help in the couple weeks after Lennon’s death.

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