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    Beatles - A John Lennon Owned Levi's Suede Jacket Gifted Through Bob Dylan (1960s). According to the accompanying written letter of provenance from Beatles insider Tony Bramwell, this jacket went from Dylan to Lennon to himself in the 1960s. It reads: "I worked with Brian Epstein and the Beatles from 1962 to 1973. In London in May 1966 the Beatles and staff met Bob Dylan at the Mayfair Hotel. Later that day at a party at Dolly's Club in Jermyn Street Dylan was wearing a suede version of the popular Levi's jacket and John Lennon was quite jealous of it. A few days later Albert Grossman (Bob's Manager) came to the NEMS office with the jacket. It was worn and had a broken press stud on the pocket. I gave the jacket to John and he used to wear it a lot. One day he came into the office and asked me to go to Carnaby St. and buy him a jacket. Which I did and then he gave me the Levi's jacket because it was too small for him (he was having a fat period). I wore the jacket (it fitted me) for some years. Cheers. Tony Bramwell" While no confirmed photos of Dylan or Lennon wearing this exact jacket have been found, the jacket is very much in the Dylan style of the 1960s - he wears a like jacket in Jim Marshall's series of photographs from 1963 which includes the iconic "Dylan With Tire." John's admiration for Dylan's style had also been established well before 1966, as witnessed by the "Dylan cap" he adopted several years earlier, seen in photos of the Beatles on their arrival in the US in February 1964. The jacket in Very Good condition consistent with age and wear. Tan suede, collar with light brown leather facing, two buttoned breast pockets, the left with a white Levi's tag. No interior tags or markings, size is estimated to be approximately Medium.

    Provenance: Bonham's, London, Entertainment Memorabilia, July 3, 2013, Sale 20771, Lot 370.

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