John Lennon and Neil Aspinall Signed 1968 ‘Blackbird’ Contract

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John Lennon and Neil Aspinall Signed 1968 ‘Blackbird’ Contract

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Auction Date:2017 Feb 16 @ 18:00 (UTC-5 : EST/CDT)
Location:236 Commercial St., Suite 100, Boston, Massachusetts, 02109, United States
ALS - Autograph Letter Signed
ANS - Autograph Note Signed
AQS - Autograph Quotation Signed
AMQS - Autograph Musical Quotation Signed
DS - Document Signed
FDC - First Day Cover
Inscribed - “Personalized”
ISP - Inscribed Signed Photograph
LS - Letter Signed
SP - Signed Photograph
TLS - Typed Letter Signed
Desirable DS, one page both sides, 8 x 13, October 15, 1968. Memorandum of agreement between Northern Songs Limited and Maclen (Music) Limited, John Lennon, and Paul McCartney, in which the former party will be assigned "the full copyright for all countries of the World for the duration and all extensions" of the "musical work or composition entitled—'Blackbird.'" Signed at the conclusion in black felt tip by Lennon, and countersigned in black ballpoint by Maclen representative Neil Aspinall. In fine condition, with mild creasing to top and bottom edges and tiny tear to top edge. 'Blackbird' was written by Paul McCartney and recorded on June 11, 1968, at London's EMI's Abbey Road Studios. The tender acoustic song was inspired by rising racial tensions in the United States during the civil rights movement, with McCartney later explaining that 'blackbird' is a synonym for a 'black girl,' the term 'bird' being British slang for girl. The song has since become one of the most recorded tracks in music history, and is one of several timeless moments found on the Beatles' classic White Album. Pre-certified REAL.