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Paul McCartney Letter to Prince Goes For Almost $15,000 at Auction

July 17, 2016 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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A letter to Prince from Paul McCartney has sold at auction for nearly $15,000. NME reports that the letter went for $14,822 at the RR Auction in Bostom, Massachusetts.

The letter saw McCartney ask Prince to help him set up the Liverpool Institute For Performing Arts. RR Auction Vice President Robert Livingston said in a statement, “We’re not sure if Prince made a donation or not—the vast majority of his contributions were gifted anonymously. It is an incredible letter with personal content relating to McCartney’s philanthropic efforts to extend the gift of music to future generations.”

You can read the full letter below.

Dear Princely person,

Hi there! I know how hard it is to always be getting letters that ask for some favour or another, so it was not easy for me to accept the job of Lead Patron for a Performing Arts School to be located in my home town, Liverpool. But, you guessed it! I did agree to do it, so now I’m writing to “friends and all good people” to try and interest them in the scheme. The story started just after the inner-city riots in Liverpool a few years ago. A friend suggested that “what the city needs is a “Fame” School.”

I liked the idea as a possible positive focus for local and overseas kids, but it was only later when I went back to my own old school that was in ruins, that I thought by locating a Performing Arts Centre there we could save the 1825 building in the process. So….. (phew!) We’re now well on our way, as the enclosed info shows, but there’s still a lot to be done. Now the hard part. A donation from you would be a great boost to the project, and I know your involvement in some way, would be a thrill for everyone concerned. Hope you didn’t mind me writing this, it’s so long since I’ve written letters I feel like I’m back at school myself.

Anyway, one of these days you’ll have to come and teach a class some moves!! Who knows, it may turn out to be something special for thousands of future kids. Thanks for looking at this.

Cheers, & love
Paul (McCartney)

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