Lennon and Me (Fantastic John Lennon Handwritten and Signed Postcards!)

By Fernando do Oliveira from his blog, F(r)ases da Vida

(Story and John Lennon signed postcards mentioned in the
Beatles Abbey Road signed album blog by Lizzie Bravo)

Translated by Google

One day I talk about the fascination that the Liverpool group has over most of the world (talk about that another day).
Today I'll just tell you a story. In October 1979, Paul McCartney and then-UN Secretary General (Kurt Waldheim) decided to organize a concert to raise funds for the people of Cambodia (Kampuchea Concerts for) and rumors swirled that Paul Lennon was invited to participate in the marathon concerts (which lasted four nights and included artists like The Who, Queen, The Clash, Pretenders) and he refused.

A Brazilian magazine has called for fans to write for Lennon asking him to change his mind and a 14-year-old resident of Andaraí and spoke no English decided to write and send a postcard and an envelope addressed
to answer ara
The ex-Beatle. For three months, three letters were sent and received three responses (the
responses came in November and December and 79 April 1980).
Thereafter, they were years until he was sure that Lennon had been the author of the answers. Only when Lizzie Bravo (who sang with the Beatles music in Across the Universe) confirmed that the letter was his and Yoko years later when he gave an interview saying that John loved to answer letters from exotic places like Brazil!

These cards have made me pay tamarins Homeric, as part of the Fantastic and special GNT, and to nurture the envy of many collectors and pseudo understood the Beatles, and leave in magazines (about the Beatles, of course) from various sites around the world. Not bad for those who received the first card when he played ball in front of the house.

The coolest thing is that the destination has even helped. One of the cards were not sealed or simply passed through U.S. Post Office any machine and traveled from NY to Brazil anyway. Click on the images and check.

Explaining the cards:

At first, Lennon wrote: Buenos Dias Fernando, on top of what was written (wrong) in English. In the second, wished Merry Christmas in their typical language. In the third I had asked for 'some letters' and he sent me the script (pretty screwed).

Below the video with Paul and Rockestra (clique formed by Denny Laine, Laurence Juber, David Gilmour, Hank Marvin, Pete Townshend (guitar), Steve Holly, John Bonham, Kenney Jones (drums), Paul McCartney, John
Paul Jones (piano)
Ronnie Lane, Bruce Thomas (bass), Gary Brooker, Linda McCartney, Tony Ashton (keyboards), Speedy Acquaye, Tony Carr, Ray Cooper, Morris Pert (percussion), Howie Casey, Tony Dorsey, Steve Howard, Thaddeus Richard and Robert Plant, among others).

Detail: The night before the concert Pete Townshend asked if he could go with Paul to the Hammersmith Odeon (concert venue).
Paul agreed and spoke to Pete appear in your home (or hotel) about 7 hours. Pete appeared, 7 MORNING and were drinking until show time. Look at the boy's injuries.

PS: I was (am and will be) much more a fan of Paul.

Views: 1110

Tags: F(r)ases, Fernando do Oliveira, Vida, autographs, beatles, da, john Lennon, lizzie bravo, paul mccartney, postcards, More…signed

Comment by Lizzie Bravo on October 12, 2010 at 6:42pm
Steve, the translation by these online things is scary! I hope to have time to do a proper one for you soon. But at least people can appreciate this incredible story.
Comment by Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager on October 12, 2010 at 6:50pm
Lizzie, I'm not surprised! We'd love that, but this hopefully will suffice for now. Thanks and happy landings!
Comment by Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager on October 12, 2010 at 6:52pm
Lizzie, I reduced the images since they were huge, so if Fernando would like to copy them for his blog, he's welcome to.
Comment by Fernando de Oliveira on October 13, 2010 at 1:28am
The translation is really strange, but I'm happy anyway. Thanks, folks.
Comment by Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager on October 13, 2010 at 1:34am
Fernando, it's great to see you here. That's what Lizzie said. I didn't know you spoke English. If you would be kind enough to translate for us, I'll replace the copy. In fact, why don't you write the blog under your name, now that you're a member here? I'll load the photos or give them to you.

Comment by Fernando de Oliveira on October 13, 2010 at 1:38am
I will try to translate it until the end of the week (working hard here). I'll send you the text and you decide the best way to post it.
All the best,
Comment by Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager on October 13, 2010 at 1:39am
Thanks...I appreciate that.
Comment by Christopher Williams on October 13, 2010 at 4:06pm
Comment by Lizzie Bravo on October 13, 2010 at 8:20pm
I told you all I nearly passed out when Fernando arrived at my apartment with his friend Mauro and handed me a plastic bag with these postcards! It was a long time ago - 80 something - but I still vividly remember that day.
Comment by Fernando de Oliveira on October 13, 2010 at 8:26pm
It was 82 (before Tug of War release). I still remember too.


You need to be a member of Autograph Live to add comments!

Join Autograph Live


  • Add Videos
  • View All

© 2009-2017   Created by Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service