John's Drunk Tape Fetches $30K

Recording is 'fun,' says auction house
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 22, 2008 5:05 AM CST
The tape features John Lennon singing Lloyd Price's "Just Because," and was described as "John singing very drunk and with John ad-libbing his own lyrics into the song."   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – A 1973 tape of a boozy John Lennon slurring his way through Lloyd Price's Just Because fetched $30,000 at auction in Los Angeles yesterday, CNN reports. Because of Lennon's intoxication and raunchy, ad-libbed lyrics, “it's actually a fun song to listen to,” said a spokeswoman for the auction house. The buyer was not identified.