The album “Double Fantasy”
; John Lennon signed for Mark David Chapman hours before he killed, Chapman hit the auction block … and is expected to withdraw up to $ 2 million.
The grim story of rock and roll includes Lennon’s signature in blue ink on the album cover … a photo of Lennon and Yoko Ono. He signed his name on Yoko’s neck along with his “1980” inscription.
“Double Fantasy” is the fifth album released by John and Yoko, and was released a month before he was shot and killed on December 8, 1980, when he entered his home at The Dakota in New York.
Chapman had waited in front of the building with a copy of the album to pick up Lennon’s autograph at about 5:50 p.m. while he and Yoko were on their way to the studio. Chapman was still waiting at 10:50 p.m. when the pair returned … and shot Lennon four times in the back.
As you can see … there are other markings on the front and back of the album. They were made by law enforcement, as they are key police evidence from the crime scene. Chapman had put the album on one of the planters outside of The Dakota after Lennon signed it.
When cops arrived, Chapman was found casually reading a copy of The Rye Hunter and told police he killed Lennon because he was so famous. The killer was recently denied release for the 11th time.
This album “Double Fantasy” has already been sold twice in the past – for $ 150,000 in 1999 and between $ 600 – 800,000 in 2010. It will be auctioned on Monday in Goldin auctions … which expects it to pull up to $ 2 MILLION.