Lennon Ripped Building Safety Just Before Death

Handwritten note selling for $54,000 online
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Feb 27, 2009 10:50 AM CST
In this file photo dated April 18, 1972, John Lennon, right, and Yoko Ono, left, are seen outside the U.S. Immigration offices in New York City.    (AP Photo, File)
camera-icon View 3 more images

(Newser) – John Lennon slammed security in his New York apartment building just months before he was murdered, the New York Post reports. In a handwritten note to an aide in April 1980, the ex-Beatle wrote, “explain to me why we are sleeping here with a front door that any nut can open (it doesn't lock). People know I'm here.” Lennon was shot and killed outside the Dakota apartment building in December 1980. The note is now selling for $54,000 online.