A rare recording of late BEATLE John Lennon singing a slurred version of a song by rocker LLOYD PRICE will hit the auction block in Los Angeles on Sunday (21Dec08).
The debauched track of Price's 1973 hit Just Because dates to the period when Lennon separated from Yoko Ono during a period he later referred to as his "Lost Weekend".
The tape, which has never before been heard by the public, begins with Lennon slurring: "I wanna take all them new singers, Carol and the other one with the nipples, I wanna take 'em and hold 'em tight, all them people that James Taylor had... I wanna suck your nipples, baby!Q
The backing band slows down and speeds up to keep pace with the rocker, who later murmurs, "Just a little cocaine will set me right," before the session is called to a close.
Lennon later re-recorded the song and released it on his 1975 album, Rock 'n' Roll.
The six-minute outtake, recorded in Los Angeles, is expected to fetch up to $40,000 (GBP26,670).