There's no denying that John Lennon and Eric Clapton have each made a mark on the music world in their own way. Now a letter that Lennon wrote to Clapton more than 40 years ago shows that these two artists may have considered working together.
"Eric, I know I can bring out something great, in fact greater in you that had been so far evident in your music," Lennon wrote. "I hope to bring out the same kind of greatness in all of us, which I know will happen if/when we get together."
Auctioneer Joe Maddalena explained to GuitarWorld.com that the letter, dated September 29, 1971, is proof that Lennon wanted to pursue Clapton to join The Beatles.
"There was a point in time when George Harrison thought about leaving the band and his replacement was Clapton, so this letter is a link of what could have been," he told the news source.
The letter, which was donated by an unnamed collector, will go up for auction on December 18 in Los Angeles. It is expected to sell for between $20,000 and $30,000.
Unlike a used guitar or other instrument, the letter can't be played, but it certainly is a piece of rock and roll history.