John Lennon's funny tape sold

December 23, 2008 5:40:31 AM PST
An old orange cassette featuring an apparently drunk John Lennon has sold for $30,000 plus a buyer's premium.

The six-minute recording from 1973 was sold Sunday at an auction in Los Angeles.

Lennon is singing the Lloyd Price song "Just Because," although he doesn't stick to the lyrics. He sings about cocaine and about the breasts of female singers.

The backing band slows down and speeds up to keep up with Lennon's slurred vocals, until a male voice calls for it to end.