John Lennon wrote a letter to calm a folk singer who once complained that success and wealth could ruin his songwriting, the musician has revealed.
Steve Tilston was just 21 in 1971 when the star read the interview he had done with now defunct ZigZag magazine.
In the hand-written letter, now revealed for the first time, Lennon told the young musician not to worry about becoming wealthy because it would not change what he felt inside.
Here are the words of wisdom in his own handwriting:
The Muse stay with you John… 70th anniversary of his birth in just one month from today…