John Lennon protest letter to Queen of England found in record sleeve

A letter that John Lennon wrote to Queen Elizabeth II has been found inside a record sleeve from a £10 car boot haul. The finder, who remains anonymous, purchased the record 20 years ago but he only recently found the note inside the sleeve.

In the letter, Lennon explains why he was returning his MBE and that it was in protest against Britain’s involvement in the Nigerian Civil War. He also says that the UK’s “support of America in Vietnam” and “Cold Turkey slipping down the charts” are reasons for his protest.

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