Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Lennon's MBE "found"

It's not actually clear in what sense it was ever lost, but the Telegraph is reporting that John Lennon's MBE has been found, with the inevitable demands that it be taken to Liverpool:

Liverpool Beatles Appreciation Society founder Gene Grimes said: "The Palace are sitting on a unique piece of Beatles history and it should not be left to gather dust in a draw.

"The medal is a vital piece of Beatles memorabilia and should be exhibited for John's fans to see."

Um... why, exactly? Lennon returned the medal because he didn't want anything to do with it, so why on earth should it be given back to him posthumously? And even if it hadn't been returned, since when did the logic run that it must be put into some sort of Beatles museum "for John's fans to see"? Thank god the Liverpool sewage treatment works don't hold on to stuff for decades.