The Beatles: John Lennon's evening suit, 1960s,
Lot 340
The Beatles: John Lennon's evening suit,
1960s,
Sold for £18,750 (US$ 31,852) inc. premium
Auction Details
The Beatles: John Lennon's evening suit, 1960s,
Lot Details
The Beatles: John Lennon's evening suit,
1960s,
black with matching lining, single-breasted jacket with satin shawl collar, inside pocket labelled Tailored By Frame Exclusively For Cecil Gee Of London and stamped R 38, single satin-covered button to front with four matching to each cuff, pleated-front trousers, sold with an affidavit from John and Cynthia's former housekeeper at 'Kenwood', Dorothy ('Dot') Jarlett

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Ex lot 307, Rock & Roll Memorabilia 1955-1984, Sotheby's London, 30th August 1984.

    Dot's affidavit, dated 25th May 1984, confirms that this was one of several items given to her by John for her son.

Saleroom notices

  • Further research finds John Lennon wore an identical evening suit to the Carl-Alan awards on Monday 23rd March 1964. There are marked comparisons to the four satin covered buttons on the cuffs, the jacket darts to the chest and a small area of visible lining on the bottom edge on the left hand side of the jacket. The Beatles attended the ceremony where the Duke of Edinburgh presented them with two awards for their musical achievements from 1963. Please contact the department for more details.
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