Set for auction today (December 17th) is a copy of the document freeing the Beatles from their legal partnership to each other, which was signed by all four members. The document is expected to sell for around $50,000 at Sotheby’s online sale of Fine Books and Manuscripts. JustCollecting.com posted, "The 1974 contract was the final nail in the coffin of the group, as they agreed to divide their earnings and rid themselves of the company they had founded together in January 1968. The meeting was set for December 19th at the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan, where the band had stayed during their first trip to the United States. Paul McCartney and George Harrison flew out to New York, and Ringo (Starr) spoke to them over the phone from his home in England, having already signed the papers. But despite living within walking distance, (John) Lennon declined to meet his former bandmates at the hotel to sign the contract, reportedly claiming 'the stars aren’t right' -- but he was simply putting off the inevitable. 10 days later, whilst on holiday at Disney World with his son Julian and his then-partner May Pang, a lawyer finally caught up with him and handed him the decisive document."
Speaking of the Beatles...Sean Lennon joined Miley Cyrus and his childhood friend Mark Ronson on Saturday Night Live this weekend (December 15th) to perform his parents' -- John Lennon and Yoko Ono's -- 1971 holiday classic, "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)," which has just been released as a new single by the trio. The performance marked Sean's first appearance on SNL -- or any Lennon for that matter. John Lennon was the only former-Beatle to never appear on Saturday Night Live. Paul McCartney has appeared on the show several times over the past 25 years, George Harrison famously performed on the show with Paul Simon back in 1976, and Ringo Starr hosted in 1984.