John Lennon's Island Up For Sale

artist: John Lennon date: 09/13/2012 category: general music news

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John Lennon's Island Up For Sale
An island once owned by John Lennon is up for sale - and it can be yours for only $384,000. The 21-acre "Beatle Island" is off the west coast of Ireland, which Lennon bought in 1967 for only $2,700. He planned to retire there, judging by this quote from a Rolling Stone interview in 1971 (via Ultimate Classic Rock): "I hope we're a nice old couple living off the coast of Ireland or something like that - looking out at our scrapbook of madness," he said. As we all know, he never lived on to see his retirement, but remained interested in the idea of living there throughout his life according to a local man. "About a year before he was murdered his London solicitor inquired about reviving the planning permission which he had obtained shortly after the purchase," said Michael Browne who showed Lennon around the area at the time. "He was constantly panning a cine-camera to get a panoramic of the bay." Yoko Ono sold the land to farmers in 1984, four years after Lennon's death. Those farmers have now hit retirement, which is why the island has gone up for sale. Would you like to live on your own desert island? How about the Lennon island, which would face the full brunt of the Atlantic and more than a few days per year of bad weather? Let us know in the comments.
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