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Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 12/17/2010

Celebritology Giftology Day 7: Give a piece of John Lennon a chance

By Liz Kelly

Careful with the ketchup: Lennon's 'Abbey Road' suit. (AP)

Here's the sixth installment in our 12 Days of Celebritology Giftology series, a dozen posts designed to help you cross the celebrity- and pop-culture-obsessed pals off your holiday gift-giving lists. Think of these posts as our gift to you. We're just that generous.

Today's mission: To surprise the ultimate Beatle fan in your life with primo John Lennon memorabilia. Sadly, this will only work for a few of you. The rest of you lot may want to buy the newly available iTunes Beatles' catalog for your pals.

As for the items up for grabs, Braswell Galleries of Norwalk, Conn., will be auctioning off Lennon's two-piece wool-blend "Abbey Road" album cover suit, his "Imagine" video jacket and this 1972 green Chrysler station wagon on New Year's Day:


According to the auction site, the station wagon was “used on a cross-country journey during a time when John and Yoko were going through heroin detoxification.” (Photo courtesy Braswell Galleries)

Prospective buyers can submit bids ahead of time by visiting the auction house's official Web site or at www.artfact.com.

After the jump, more about that suit:

From the item's description at the Braswell Gallery site:

The present owner also recorded an album of his original songs with the same musicians that John Lennon chose to record his last albums, “Double Fantasy” and “Milk and Honey.” These songs were inspired by the energy and spirit of John Lennon whose life came to a sudden, tragic end. After Lennon’s death, the present owner was able to access John Lennon’s energy from the other side. He and has been led on an intriguing and exciting journey validating this bridge or connection and the secret message which Lennon and Ross shared, the details of which can be read soon in his book, On the Road to Abbey Road – We All Shine On. The present owner is selling the Abbey Road White Suit and Imagine Jacket for the purpose of transforming the energy to continue his own creative work.

Okay. Sure.

Related:
John Lennon vs. Bono: The death of the celebrity activist
Fans remember John Lennon 30 years after his death
Photo Gallery: Remembering John Lennon

By Liz Kelly  | December 17, 2010; 11:48 AM ET
Categories:  Holiday Guide  | Tags:  Celebritology Giftology, John Lennon  
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Comments

"The present owner also recorded an album of his original songs with the same musicians that John Lennon chose to record his last albums, “Double Fantasy” and “Milk and Honey.”"

Those musicians: "Oh, yeah, the 'present owner' - compared to him, Yoko sings like Susan Boyle."

Posted by: byoolin1 | December 17, 2010 3:17 PM | Report abuse

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