A telegram in which John Lennon apologises to a Dj for punching him during Sir Paul McCartney's birthday party is among a host of Beatles memorabilia up for auction next month (Dec14).

The late musician sent the note in 1963 following a bust-up with Bob Wooler, a disc jockey who worked at the legendary Cavern Club in Liverpool, England during MCCartney's 21st birthday celebrations.

The telegram message reads, "Really sorry Bob terribly worried to realise what I had done stop what more can I say = John Lennon."

Dean Harmeyer of Heritage Auctions says, "John had had a few drinks and he socked Bob Wooler in the eye. (Their manager Brian) Epstein probably made John send the telegram to apologise."

Microphones used by the rockers at the Cavern Club, an unmade film script set to star the group and a number of signed items will also go under the hammer on 6 December (14) in Dallas, Texas.