looks like to be a never ending Story, a maltese Falcon in a version of new york. Last week, German authorities announced they would be prosecuted to the intermediary, who in 2014 had offered to an auction house in berlin daily newspapers, glasses and a series of objects that had belonged to John Lennon. No joke: the man had received 785.000 euros as an advance for part of your stash. The material has already been returned to the widow.
The papers have had a hectic life since the murder of John, the 8 of December of 1980. His personal assistant, Frederic Seaman, is the led of the building the Dakota, with the intention -he said then - of provided Julian Lennon, the abused first child of the singer. As an excuse ("John asked me to do it"), it turned out a bit flimsy. In addition, he passed them to a journalist, Robert Rosen, who was in charge of transcribing them.MORE INFO When the Beatles broke the schema
The greed made its effect. Came on the scene other people are engaged in to monetize the discovery. Daily newspapers (in origin, a few agendas published by the New Yorker magazine) were taken subsequently to the address of Rosen. Seaman was arrested by police at the service of Yoko that, according to his narration, we apalizaron to deliver the manuscripts. In 1983, Seaman was recognized guilty of aggravated theft and was sentenced to five years of probation.
The day they returned to the Dakota but Yoko did not take special measures to protect them. And were birlados again, along with letters and recordings. On this occasion, the thief was Koral Karsan, the driver of Ono. At the end of 2006, Jojobet the man tried to blackmail his boss -which he claimed to have been lover - so very awkward. Retained in one of the worst prisons of New York, Rikers Island, Karsan chose to recognize his guilt, instead of being deported quickly to Turkey.
By the looks of it, Yoko and her lawyers did not make too many efforts to locate the pieces stolen by Karsan. That he stopped finally, as has been told, in Germany. The newspapers were already more relics and documents: the so-called "year of the Dakota" have been explored thoroughly in many books, including those published by Seaman (The Last Days of John Lennon), and Rosen (Nowhere man: the final days of John Lennon, in the Spanish version).
that Is to say, that I not offend you know of the fascination of John and Yoko by irrational beliefs (astrology, numerology, clairvoyance, something called direccionalismo), the deaf competition with Paul McCartney or the imbalance in the relationship of the couple, with a wife who was allowed all the freedoms while handling up to the money that you could spend your husband.
In the nearly 40 years that have passed following the murder, Ono has revealed himself as a skilful manager of his estate, perpetuating a vision watered down by the deceased and promoting his own work. However, Yoko doesn't have a great culture, rock and surely unknown Unfaithful Servant, one of the great themes of The Band. The song of Robbie Robertson is a lament grim that alerts you that tend to end bad relations between the lady of the house and the servant.