Long-lost Jagger-Lennon track resurfaces. Fans will be able to bid on the 1973 recording

By Gary Susman
Updated January 21, 2003 at 05:00 AM EST

Days after a missing trove of rare Beatles session recordings was recovered after 30 years, another three decade-old John Lennon recording has resurfaced. The track, a rare collaboration between Lennon and Mick Jagger on an old blues tune called ”Too Many Cooks,” is going on the auction block next month. The song, previously available only on bootlegs, was recorded around 1973 or 1974, during the so-called ”Lost Weekend” period of Lennon’s life, when he was separated from Yoko Ono.

The ”Cooks” record, pressed from the session recording, was authenticated recently by Jagger himself, the Associated Press reports. Jagger sang on the track, while Lennon played guitar. Owner Tom Fisher, a London record dealer, will sell it on Feb. 20 via the Cooper Owen auction house. Fisher, who bought the record four years ago and describes it as ”very collectible and very rare,” declined to speculate on how much it might fetch. ”I am hoping there is going to be a lot of interest in it, and I certainly expect it to do a little better than the 20 pounds [$32] I paid for it.”