2008, A cassette tape of a "drunk" John Lennon recording a cover version of a rock 'n' roll song sold at auction in Los Angeles for $30,000 (£20,200). The six-minute recording, made in autumn 1973, is of Lennon performing Lloyd Price's Just Because. "Debauched lyrics" improvised by "a drunk Lennon" include "just a little cocaine will set me right", and, "I wanna take all them new singers, Carol and the other one with the nipples, I wanna take 'em and hold 'em tight,"
CONCERT FOR CHARITY - Former Beatle John Lennon performs during a charity concert to benefit retarded children at New York`s Madison Square Garden on Aug. 31, 1972. His wife Yoko Ono and a seven-man hard rock band, "Elephant`s Memory", also performed at the concert. (AP-Photo/rgt/gdh/stf/ml)