John Lennon’s Round Glasses Sell for $187K at Auction
A pair of green-tinted round sunglasses once worn by John Lennon sold for $187,000 last Friday at a Sotheby’s auction in London, according to the <i>Hollywood Reporter.</i> The glasses had belonged to chauffeur Alan Herring, who found them in Ringo Starr’s car in the summer of 1968. “I had picked John up with Ringo and George [Harrison] in Ringo’s Mercedes and driven the boys into the office,” Herring wrote. “When John got out of the car I noticed that he’d left these sunglasses on the back seat and one lens and one arm had become disconnected. I asked John if he’d like me to get them fixed for him. He told me not to worry — they were just for the look! He said he’d send out for some that fit. I never did get them mended I just kept them as they were as John had left them.” The sale comes just a few days after the 39th anniversary of the late singer’s death on December 8, 1980.