A letter written by John Lennon has sold for more than $28,000 (£17,500) at auction.

In the 1971 note, which was addressed to U.S. Tv host Joe Franklin, the Beatles legend praises the musical talents of his wife Yoko Ono and asks the small screen star to listen to her latest album.

The letter sold for more than $28,000 when it went under the hammer in Boston, Massachusetts on Thursday night (23Oct14).

Other items auctioned off include stack transfer sheets signed by the Beatles bandmembers, a Crosby, Stills and Nash gold record, autographed sheet music from Led Zeppelin and a pair of prescription glasses which once belonged to Joey Ramone.