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John Lennon's Abbey Road suit sells for $46,000

The white suit worn by John Lennon on the cover of the Beatles' Abbey Road LP has sold at auction for $46,000.

"I was twice in his presence in this suit in 1969 as a teenager in Toronto," marveled Andrew Jack of Easton by way of Scotland.

"It was during a Toronto tour and my friends and I -- college students at the time -- followed his limousine around in a Volkswagen."

"We were able to come up side by side with the limo and John Lennon was sticking his head out the window, throwing up," Jack recalled. "I think he was nervous from the tour or it was the heroin."

Regardless, there were no permanent stains in evidence on the smartly-tailored suit, its jacket draping below the hips and a waist-high vent lending grace to Lennon's long stride ahead of Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney and George Harrison, as captured in the iconic photograph.

I believe Lennon had reportedly kicked heroin by this time as "Cold Turkey," his song about that experience, had already been released by the time he played Toronto with a group including Yoko, Eric Clapton and others.