John Lennon’s sunglasses sold at auction for £137,500

John Lennon’s sunglasses sold at auction for £137,500

A pair Oliver Goldsmith-branded glasses, belonged to John Lennon, have sold at auction for £137,500.

The Beatles legend mistakenly left the glasses in the back of Ringo Starr’s car in the summer of 1968.

As Radio X reports, the glasses had been kept for 50 years by former chauffeur Alan Herring, who recalled: “I had picked John up with Ringo and George in Ringo’s Mercedes, and driven the boys into the office.

“When John got out of the car I noticed that he’d left these sunglasses on the back seat and one lens and one arm had become disconnected.

“I asked John if he’d like me to get them fixed for him. He told me not to worry they were just for the look! He said he’d send out for some that fit.

“I never did get them mended – I just kept them as they were as John had left them.”

Alan was originally employed by George Harrison as a landscape contractor at his home in Esher, Surrey. When George remained in India in the Spring of 1968 to study under the Maharishi, Herring went to work for Ringo instead, ending up as his personal assistant until the end of 1969.