The former Beatle gave Bruce Replogle his first entertainment job - publicist for his comeback album “Double Fantasy.” Three decades after the rock star’s death, Replogle is working for Lennon in a very different way: He’s handling the sale of a life-size bronze statue of Lennon.
For Bruce Replogle, it’s instant karma all over again.
In 1979, John Lennon and Yoko Ono hired the Cohasset resident as publicist for Lennon’s comeback album, “Double Fantasy.”
Now, 30 years after Lennon was shot to death, the veteran rock band manager and promoter is representing the former Beatle in a very different way: He’s handling the sale of a life-size bronze statue of Lennon.
“It’s a pretty extraordinary thing,” Replogle said in an interview.
Created by Brett-Livingstone Strong, the bronze has been valued by museum appraisers at about $12 million. Displayed publicly around the world after Lennon’s death, it’s now being sold by an unidentified Los Angeles financier.
The father of a member of a band he was managing put Replogle together with the owner.
Several wealthy celebrities showed no interest in buying the statute, Replogle said, and the owner encouraged him to go public.
“He’s serious. I’m going to get serious,” Replogle said.
The Patriot Ledger