From the New York Daily News:
Quote:I'm glad the money will go to a good cause.
Drawing on Lennon allure
About 20 minutes before John Lennon was assassinated at the Dakota apartment building by a deranged fan, he dashed off a whimsical sketch for the receptionist in the Manhattan recording studio where he and Yoko Ono were cutting their album "Double Fantasy."
Lennon's Dec. 8, 1980, doodle on a 5-by-7 sheet of yellow paper - a cartoonish self-portrait with Yoko - was signed with "love" to Rabiah Seminole, a young staffer at the studio on W. 44th St.
"Around 15 minutes after John left, there was a call," Seminole told me. "It was David Geffen. He said, 'Are John and Yoko still there? I just got a call from a woman who says she's Yoko's best friend, and that John Lennon has been shot and is on the way in an ambulance to Roosevelt Hospital!'
"I said, 'Hold on, Mr. Geffen,' put him on hold and called the hospital, but they wouldn't give me any information. When I returned to the line, Geffen's housekeeper told me that John Lennon had died. I was hysterical, crying."
Seminole, now 51 and running a nonprofit center for aging horses, has cherished Lennon's drawing for the past 23 years. But now she hopes that rare document dealer Gary Zimet, of www.momentsintime.com, can sell it for $325,000.
Seminole told me that the proceeds, minus Zimet's 15% commission, will go to support her Blue Horse Mukwa Equine Retirement and Rescue Center in Chesapeake, Va.
i don't love you. learn how to spell, dammit.