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A John Lennon annotated document relating to the break-up of The Beatles.

Comprises three pages of conference notes entitled ‘P. McCartney.’ Notes of Conference with Mr. H.H. Munroe, Q.C., 13th May 1971’.

The conference was called by lawyers acting for John Lennon, George Harrison, Ringo Starr and Apple Corps “to examine the taxation implications arising on Paul McCartney’s withdrawal from the Beatles and the companies associated with them”.

The notes from the conference are laid out in this document and outline the various problems and possible solutions to some of the tax difficulties engendered by Paul McCartney’s withdrawal from The Beatles partnership. This was a major source of antagonism between Paul McCartney on the one hand and the other three Beatles on the other. John Lennon made it clear in a letter he wrote to Melody Maker in the early seventies that it wasn’t as simple as just signing a piece of paper to dissolve The Beatles partnership, there were significant potential tax implications. John pointed this out in this document, underlining and bracketing sections which highlighted his points about the potential tax problems he’d identified.

John Lennon has handwritten the text ‘Memo from P. McCartney’s council to P. McCartney’ at the top of the first page. John Lennon has also highlighted other places in the document

Each page of the document measures 21.5cm x 35.4cm (8.5inches x 13.9inches).

Condition: Horizontally folded to fit into an envelope. The condition is very good plus.

Authentication: Frank Caiazzo Letter of Authenticity, a Roger Epperson (REAL) Letter of Authenticity and a Gotta Have Rock and Roll Certificate of Authenticity.
John Lennon Annotated Beatles Break-Up Court Document Relating To Paul McCartney 1971 (Caiazzo & REAL)
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