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John Lennon
A bearded, bespectacled man in his late twenties, with long black hair and wearing a loose-fitting white shirt, sings and plays an acoustic guitar. White flowers are visible behind and to the right of him.
Lennon rehearsing "Give Peace a Chance" in Montreal, Canada in 1969.
Background information
Birth name John Winston Lennon
Born 9 October 1940(1940-10-09)
Liverpool, England, UK
Died 8 December 1980 (aged 40)
New York, New York, US
Genres Rock, pop rock, psychedelic rock, experimental rock, rock and roll
Occupations Musician, singer-songwriter, artist, peace activist, writer, record producer
Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano, bass, harmonica
Years active 1957–1975, 1980
Labels Parlophone, Capitol, Apple, EMI, Geffen, Polydor
Associated acts The Quarrymen, The Beatles, Plastic Ono Band, The Dirty Mac, Yoko Ono
Website www.johnlennon.com
Notable instruments
Rickenbacker 325
Epiphone Casino
Gibson J-160E
Martin D-28
Gibson Les Paul Junior
.John Winston Ono Lennon,[1][2] MBE (9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an English rock musician, singer-songwriter, author, and peace activist who gained worldwide fame as one of the founding members of The Beatles.^ John Ono Lennon, MBE (born John Winston Lennon October 9, 1940 December 8, 1980), was an iconic English 20th century composer and singer of popular music, best known as the founding member of The Beatles, in which he and Paul McCartney formed the massively successful Lennon-McCartney songwriting partnership throughout the 1960s.
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^ Birth name John Winston Lennon .
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^ Lennon began his love affair with Ono in 1968 after returning from India and leaving his estranged wife Cynthia, who filed for divorce later that year, on the grounds of John's adultery with Ono.
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.With Paul McCartney, Lennon formed one of the most influential and successful songwriting partnerships of the 20th century and "wrote some of the most popular music in rock and roll history".[3] The second most successful songwriter in Billboard singles chart history after McCartney, Lennon was responsible for 27 number one singles on the U.S. Hot 100 chart as a performer or songwriter.^ The subject of our first impression is one of rock?s icon couples, John and Yoko, as snapped by one of rock?s most famous photographers, Ida S. Langsam.
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^ His first 'solo' album of popular music was Live Peace in Toronto 1969, recorded in 1969 (prior to the breakup of The Beatles) at the Rock 'n' Roll Festival in Toronto with The Plastic Ono Band, which included Eric Clapton and Klaus Voormann.
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^ John Ono Lennon, MBE (born John Winston Lennon October 9, 1940 December 8, 1980), was an iconic English 20th century composer and singer of popular music, best known as the founding member of The Beatles, in which he and Paul McCartney formed the massively successful Lennon-McCartney songwriting partnership throughout the 1960s.
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[4][5][6][7]
.Lennon revealed a rebellious nature and an acerbic wit in his music, his writing, on film and at press conferences and interviews.^ LENNON: When Yoko and I started doing stuff together, we would hold press conferences and announce our whatevers -- we're going to wear bags or whatever.
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.He was controversial through his work as a peace activist and visual artist, along with his wife Yoko Ono.^ John Lennon intended the song "Woman" for all women, not just his wife, Yoko Ono.

^ Richard Buskin Yoko Ono instigated efforts to create Strawberry Fields to commemorate John Lennon's life and work after he was shot to death.

^ It seems to me that what artists do is inspire people through their work.
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After The Beatles broke up in 1970, Lennon enjoyed a commercially successful and critically acclaimed solo career, selling 14 million RIAA certified albums in the US alone[8], with albums such as John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band[9] and Imagine[9] and iconic songs such as "Give Peace a Chance" and "Imagine".
.After a self-imposed "retirement" in 1975 to raise his son Sean, Lennon reemerged in 1980 with a comeback album, Double Fantasy, but was murdered less than one month after its release.^ Double Fantasy - Capitol 1980 .

^ PLAYBOY: What does the title of your new album, "Double Fantasy," mean?
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^ "Borrowed Time" was one of several John Lennon tracks released posthumously.

The album won the 1981 Grammy Award for Album of the Year and is Lennon's best-selling studio album at three million shipments in the US.[10]
In 2002, respondents to a BBC poll on the 100 Greatest Britons voted Lennon eighth. .In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked Lennon #38 on its list of "The Immortals: The Fifty Greatest Artists of All Time"[11] (The Beatles were ranked number one).^ LENNON: She fought with Janov all the time.
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^ Get into the DeLorean with James Rolfe as he takes a ride back to 1955 for one of the greatest time...
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^ There ain't one of them I wouldn't remake -- including all the Beatles records and all my individual ones.
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He was also ranked fifth greatest singer of all time by Rolling Stone in 2008.[12] He was posthumously inducted into both the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1987[13] and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.[14]

Contents

History

Early years: 1940–57

.John Winston Lennon was born on 9 October 1940, in Liverpool Maternity Hospital, Oxford Street, Liverpool, to Julia and Alfred Lennon during the course of a German air raid in World War II.^ Born October 9, 1940 .
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^ Richard Buskin Liverpool Maternity Hospital, where John Winston Lennon was born at 6:30 p.m.

^ John Lennon was born in Liverpool, allegedly during the course of a German air raid.
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.Julia's sister, Mary "Mimi" Smith, ran through the blacked-out back roads to reach the hospital.^ Mimi, of course, was dead set against any ideas he might have of imitating the "vulgar" Presley, and Julia didn't want to undermine her sister's authority.

^ Now, all he had to do was persuade either his Aunt Mimi Smith (who raised him) or his mother Julia to buy him a guitar; no easy task.

^ She ran all the way to Liverpool Maternity Hospital as soon as she heard that her sister, Julia, had given birth to a baby son, christened with the middle name of Winston as a tribute to Britain's unflagging Prime Minister.

During the two-mile trek, she used the explosions to see where she was going.[15][16][17] .Smith said later, "I knew the moment I saw John in that hospital that I was the one to be his mother, not Julia.^ As John himself often said, "We are one person."

^ Writer Anthony Fawcett, in his book, John Lennon One Day at a Time , recounted what happened next: "I don't think the Queen will be embarrassed," said John.

^ For John Lennon, facing up to his responsibilities for getting his girlfriend, Cynthia Powell, pregnant was one thing, but facing up to his Aunt Mimi Smith was quite another.

Does that sound awful? .It isn't, really, because Julia accepted it as something perfectly natural.^ "I was very careful and paranoid because I didn't want my wife, Cyn, to know that there really was something going on outside of the household.

.She used to say, 'You're his real mother.^ When you're in love, when somebody says something like, "How can you be with that woman?"
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^ "You're on this ladder -- you feel like a fool, you could fall any minute -- and you look through it and it just says 'YES,' " he told David Sheff in 1980.

^ Johnson P Butterworth, You’re a real nowhere man, sitting in your nowhere land, making all your nowhere plans for nobody… .
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All I did was give birth.'"[18] .Lennon was named after his paternal grandfather, John 'Jack' Lennon, and Winston Churchill.^ Birth name John Winston Lennon .
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^ You can look up the CIA’s program named cointelpro and on the list of people and groups to get rid of is John Lennon along with many civil rights groups .
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^ Shortly after, Lennon changed his middle name from Winston to Ono to show his "oneness" with his new wife.
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[17]
.Lennon's father, a merchant seaman during World War II, was often away from home and sent regular pay cheques to 9 Newcastle Road, Liverpool, where Lennon lived with his mother.^ They lived several blocks away from his mother in Liverpool, England.
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^ Throughout the rest of his childhood and adolescence, Lennon lived with his "Aunt Mimi" Smith and her husband George Smith at 251 Menlove Avenue, Mendips, Liverpool.
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^ Utilizing drugs to pay for secret wars around the world, Drugs are now your global policy, Now you police the globe .
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.The cheques stopped when Alfred Lennon went absent without leave in 1943.[19][20] When he eventually came home in 1944, he offered to look after the family, but his wife (who was pregnant with another man's child) rejected the idea.^ Lennon began his love affair with Ono in 1968 after returning from India and leaving his estranged wife Cynthia, who filed for divorce later that year, on the grounds of John's adultery with Ono.
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^ For John Lennon, facing up to his responsibilities for getting his girlfriend, Cynthia Powell, pregnant was one thing, but facing up to his Aunt Mimi Smith was quite another.

^ LENNON: And we learned that it's better for the family if we are both working for the family, she doing the business and me playing mother and wife.
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[21] .Under considerable pressure, she handed the care of Lennon over to her sister after the latter registered a complaint with Liverpool's Social Services.^ His mother Julia (due to a current relationship and lack of home space) handed over care of young Lennon to her sister, Mary Smith (aka Mimi Smith), after receiving a considerable amount of pressure from both Mary and child services to do so.
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^ Quarry Men Paul McCartney (playing a right-handed guitar upside-down), Ken Brown, and John Lennon, at the Casbah Coffee Club in Liverpool.

[22] .In July 1946, Lennon's father visited Smith and took his son to Blackpool, secretly intending to emigrate to New Zealand with him.^ Freddie's response was to take John to the nearby coastal resort of Blackpool, secretly planning to emigrate with his son to New Zealand and start a new life there.

^ Never a big fan of Lennon but I bet he was a cool guy if ou new him.
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^ John Lennon knew he was not a perfect father for his first son, Julian (pictured), so he pledged to be better to his second, Sean, just before his own father died.

[23] .Lennon's mother followed them, and, after a heated argument, his father forced the five-year-old to choose between his parents.^ Just about the only family members giving their full support to John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison's musical activities in their teenage years were George's parents and the ever-helpful Julia Lennon, John's biological mother.

^ Lennon lived with his parents until his father Alfred, a merchant seaman, walked out on the family when John was five years old (Lennon later met with his father during the height of Beatlemania.
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^ Having been deserted by his father and then forced to suffer the loss of his uncle, John had now been deprived of his mother, the one person who really seemed to understand him.

Lennon chose his father—twice. .As his mother walked away, Lennon began to cry and followed her.^ Approaching his mid-teens, John Lennon began to reestablish links with his mother, Julia Lennon, who was living less than two miles away from his Mendips home.

^ My mother was alive and lived a 15-minute walk away from me all my life.
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^ As his emotional life was in turmoil following his mother's death, one of the few things that teenage John Lennon had left to cling to was his music.

.Lennon then lost contact with his father for twenty years.^ To add to the confusion, John's long-lost father, Freddie Lennon, now decided that this was a convenient time to make his grand reappearance.

[24]
A grey two-story building, with numerous windows visible on both levels
Mendips, George and Mimi Smith's home, where Lennon lived for most of his childhood and adolescence.
.Throughout the rest of his childhood and adolescence, Lennon lived with his aunt and uncle, Mimi and George Smith, at Mendips, 251 Menlove Avenue, Woolton.^ Throughout the rest of his childhood and adolescence, Lennon lived with his "Aunt Mimi" Smith and her husband George Smith at 251 Menlove Avenue, Mendips, Liverpool.
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^ It was on this street that John Lennon spent most of his childhood with his Aunt Mimi and Uncle George.

^ Having made her point and won her battle when John chose her over his father, Julia Lennon placed her son back in the sedate and comfortable setting of Mendips, Mimi and George Smith's house at 251 Menlove Avenue, situated in the middle-class Liverpool suburb of Woolton.

In September 1980, Lennon would have this to say about his childhood, his family and his rebellious nature:
.
Part of me would like to be accepted by all facets of society and not be this loudmouthed lunatic musician.^ Part of me would like to be accepted by all facets of society and not be this loudmouthed lunatic musician.
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^ I began to realise that we are all oppressed which is why I would like to do something about it, though I'm not sure where my place is.
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^ I think we all would like to live in total harmony with one another.
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But I cannot be what I am not. .Because of my attitude, all the other boys' parents ...^ Because of my attitude, all the other boys' parents, including Paul's father, would say, "Keep away from him."
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^ I learned lots of dirty jokes very young; there was this girl who told me them … Other boys' parents hated me.

^ Paul's parents were terrified of me and my influence, simply because I was free from the parents' strangle hold.
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instinctively recognised what .I was, which was a troublemaker, meaning I did not conform and I would influence their kids, which I did.^ The parents instinctively recognized what I was, which was a troublemaker, meaning I did not conform and I would influence their kids, which I did.
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... .I did my best to disrupt every friend's home ...^ I did my best to disrupt every friend's home I had.
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^ Near that home was Strawberry Fields, a house near a boys' reformatory where I used to go to garden parties as a kid with my friends Nigel and Pete.
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^ Neither my auntie nor my friends nor anybody could ever see what I did.
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.Partly, maybe, it was out of envy that I didn't have this so-called home.^ Partly, maybe, it was out of envy that I didn't have this so-called home.
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But I really did ... .There were five women who were my family.^ There were five women who were my family.
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^ So for all you folks out there who think that I'm having the wool pulled over my eyes, well, that's an insult to me.
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.Five strong, intelligent women.^ Five strong, intelligent women.
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Five sisters. .One happened to be my mother.^ One happened to be my mother.
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^ LENNON: The idea came from this thing my mother used to sing to me when I was one or two years old, when she was still living with me.
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... .She just couldn't deal with life.^ She just couldn't deal with life.
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.She had a husband who ran away to sea and the war was on and she couldn't cope with me, and when I was four and a half, I ended up living with her elder sister.^ She had a husband who ran away to sea and the war was on and she couldn't cope with me, and when I was four and a half, I ended up living with her elder sister.
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^ PLAYBOY: What kind of relationship did you have with your father, who went away to sea?
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^ Many attribute the end of the Vietnam war to massive (and hushed up) mutinies.
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.Now, those women were fantastic.^ Now, those women were fantastic.
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^ Now, I'm not claiming that John didn't support Peace and Women's Rights and all those other things at the time he was making those statements.

... .That was my first feminist education ...^ That was my first feminist education.
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that knowledge and the fact that .I wasn't with my parents made me see that parents are not gods.^ Anyway, that knowledge and the fact that I wasn't with my parents made me see that parents are not gods.
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^ Surrealism had a great effect on me, because then I realized that my imagery and my mind wasn't insanity; that if it was insane, I belong in an exclusive club that sees the world in those terms.
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[25]
.The couple had no children of their own.^ In countries where the population is relatively small, I see no reason why we can’t allow couples to have two or so children before they are sterilised.
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.His aunt bought him volumes of short stories, and his uncle, who was a dairyman at his family's farm, bought him a harmonica and engaged him in solving crossword puzzles.^ Now, all he had to do was persuade either his Aunt Mimi Smith (who raised him) or his mother Julia to buy him a guitar; no easy task.

^ Having been deserted by his father and then forced to suffer the loss of his uncle, John had now been deprived of his mother, the one person who really seemed to understand him.

^ Then, when John was ten, his Uncle George Smith bought him a cheap harmonica that he carried in his blazer pocket.

[23][26] .Lennon's mother visited Mendips almost every day, and when he was 11 he often visited her at 1 Blomfield Road, Liverpool.^ Throughout the rest of his childhood and adolescence, Lennon lived with his "Aunt Mimi" Smith and her husband George Smith at 251 Menlove Avenue, Mendips, Liverpool.
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^ Richard Buskin 1 Blomfield Road, the Liverpool house that Julia Lennon shared with her boyfriend.

She played him Elvis Presley records, and taught him to play the banjo. The first song he learned to play was Fats Domino's "Ain't That A Shame".[27][28]
Lennon regularly visited his cousin Stanley Parkes in Fleetwood. .Seven years Lennon's senior, Parkes frequently took him on trips, and the pair enjoyed films together at the local cinema.^ After all, it took 13 years with John Lennon.
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^ A tribute concert took place at John Lennon Park at Havana, Cuba, with a special guest appareance by Kents, Luis Molina and X-Alfonso.
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^ These are the sort of mid-period Lennon/Beatle numbers that, since his death, have been the most frequently played radio-reminders of him.

[29] .During the school holidays, Parkes often visited Lennon with Leila, another cousin,[30] and they would all go to Blackpool on the tram two or three times a week to watch shows.^ They were going to fill them all.
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^ Emerson was a celebrated war correspondent for the New York Times who had just returned from the bloody battlefields of Vietnam; Lennon had just written "Give Peace a Chance" after he and Yoko declared their honeymoon a "bed-in for peace"--they had stayed in bed for a week, "in protest against all the violence in the world."
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^ Musically, by the time the Beatles hit America they were in full flow, and the group was riding the crest of a wave on the back of new Lennon-McCartney hits such as "I Want To Hold Your Hand," "She Loves You," "All My Loving," and "From Me To You."

.They would visit the Blackpool Tower Circus and see artists such as Dickie Valentine, Arthur Askey, Max Bygraves and Joe Loss.^ Look at the mountains of evidence such people as Bush & Obama ( and so many others ) keep buries that would expose them for the criminals that they are.
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^ Initially, this was to be a short visit aimed at locating Yoko's daughter, Kyoko; but John, although he didn't realize it at the time, would never see his native country again.

^ Anybody who claims to have some interest in me as an individual artist or even as part of the Beatles has absolutely misunderstood everything I ever said if they can't see why I'm with Yoko.
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Parkes recalls that Lennon particularly liked George Formby. .They regularly passed Formby's house on the bus journey from Preston to Fleetwood, often spotting the singer and his wife sitting in deck chairs in their front garden and exchanging waves with them.^ Having spent the day at her sister's house, Julia waved goodbye and began to cross the road in order to catch the bus home.

^ "In My Life" started out as a bus journey from my house at 250 Menlove Avenue to town, mentioning all the places I could recall.
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Parkes and Lennon were keen fans of Fleetwood Flyers Speedway Club and Fleetwood Town FC.[31] After Parkes's family moved to Scotland, the three cousins often spent their school holidays together there. .Parkes recalled, "John, cousin Leila and I were very close.^ "Then my cousin Leila arrived," he recalled for biographer Hunter Davies, "and she came upstairs as well.

^ "John said 'hello,' but as usual he was very withdrawn," recalls friend and percussionist Pete Shotton.

^ In the book's afterword, Yoko recalled: "John wrote very quickly.

.From Edinburgh we would bundle into the car and head up to the family croft at Durness.^ If this happened, John would immediately jump up onto the piano and go into this routine: 'And here we have so-and-so, who's in a string bag ...

^ By now, everybody, including the naked model, would be convulsed with laughter, and John would then follow this up by jumping into her lap and necking with her.

That went on from about the time John was nine years old until he was about 16".[29]
.Lennon was raised as an Anglican and attended Dovedale Primary School.^ He attended Dovedale County Primary School until he passed his Eleven-Plus and from September 1952 to 1957, Lennon attended Quarry Bank Grammar school in Liverpool which he explained as the start of his misery.
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^ Lennon, who attended Liverpool private schools, met a kid named Paul McCartney in 1956 at the Woolton Parish Church Festival in Liverpool.
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^ In an attempt to save the faltering marriage, he reappeared on the scene shortly after the five-year-old John had been enrolled in Dovedale Primary School off Penny Lane.

[32][33] .From September 1952 to 1957, after passing his Eleven-Plus exam, he attended Quarry Bank High School in Liverpool, where he was known as a "happy-go-lucky" pupil, drawing comical cartoons and mimicking his teachers.^ Richard Buskin Quarry Bank Grammar School, where John Lennon made mischief between 1952 and 1957.

^ "They were singing a happy-go-lucky song, which happens to be one I wrote.
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^ Prior to the end of his time at Quarry Bank Grammar School (the English equivalent of a high school) nothing remarkable had happened to him, but after his departure for Art College it was as if everything intensified and accelerated.

[34][35] He was 14 years old when his uncle died in June 1955.[36]
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Lennon's guitars.
.Lennon's mother bought him his first guitar in 1957, a cheap Gallotone Champion acoustic "guaranteed not to split".[37] She arranged for it to be delivered to her own house, knowing that her sister, sceptical of Lennon's claim that he would be famous one day, hoped he would grow bored with music, often telling him, "The guitar's all very well, John, but you'll never make a living out of it".[37][38] On 15 July 1958, when Lennon was 17, his mother, out walking near the Smiths' house, was struck by a car and killed.^ My mother was alive and lived a 15-minute walk away from me all my life.
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^ LENNON: Well, you went to est.
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^ LENNON: Well, we all know about "Yesterday."
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[39]
.Lennon failed all his GCE O-level examinations, and was only accepted into the Liverpool College of Art after his aunt and headmaster intervened.^ In Liverpool in 1961, Beatles gigs at The Cavern were enabling John Lennon to perfect his all-around appearance as well as his banter with the audience.

^ For this reason, Pobjoy put in a good report for the wayward student, helping him to enter Liverpool College of Art.

^ This was not only in order to make lunchtime rehearsal sessions at the art college, but also so that he and John could go back to the McCartney home in Allerton.

.At the college, he met his future wife, Cynthia Powell.^ Wife Cynthia Powell, meanwhile, was growing steadily more depressed about the fragile state of her marriage.

.Lennon was a Teddy Boy,[40] and was often disruptive in class.^ John Lennon 1962: Teddy Boy to Moptop .

He ridiculed his teachers, resulting in their refusing to have him as a student.[41][42] .He failed an annual Art College exam despite help from Powell, and dropped out of college before his final year.^ Yet in spite of everyone's better judgment, the two finally broke the ice at a college party in the summer of 1958, just before the end of the academic year.

^ This was not, however, the reaction of Bill Harry, an ambitious, down-to-earth Liverpudlian who had enrolled at the college a year before.

^ John by now had come to the end of his course at the Art College, after failing his lettering exams.

[43]

From The Quarrymen to The Beatles: 1957–70

.
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^ Beatlemania grew even more robust than before.

^ LENNON: Why should the Beatles give more?
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Lennon, left, and the rest of The Beatles arriving in the US in 1964
.Lennon formed The Beatles with members of his first band, The Quarrymen, which he established at the age of 16 in March 1957. The earlier band name was inspired by that of the Liverpool school he and other members attended, Quarry Bank High School.^ In 1958, John formed the Quarrymen, named after his high school.
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^ He attended Dovedale County Primary School until he passed his Eleven-Plus and from September 1952 to 1957, Lennon attended Quarry Bank Grammar school in Liverpool which he explained as the start of his misery.
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^ During his last two years as a member of The Beatles, Lennon spent much of his time with Ono partaking in public protests against the Vietnam War.
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[44] Lennon first met Paul McCartney on 6 July at The Quarrymen's second concert, held in Woolton at the St. Peter's Church garden fête.[45][25] McCartney joined The Quarrymen. .His father told him that Lennon would get him "into a lot of trouble", but later allowed the band to rehearse in the front room at 20 Forthlin Road,[46][47] where Lennon and McCartney began writing songs together.^ I felt an obligation even then to write a song that people would sing in the pub or on a demonstration.
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^ Tariq and Robin allowed Lennon to talk and spurred him on when he showed signs of flagging.
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.Lennon was 18 years old when he wrote his first, "Hello Little Girl"; it would be a UK top 10 hit for the Fourmost nearly five years later.^ I stood in front of the Post Office with a sign urging 18-year-olds not to register.
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^ Jo, a 13 year old girl from Canada beatle_jo13@hotmail.com .
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^ Little did he know at the time, but within a couple of years Yoko would prove to be the stimulus that he was looking for.

[48] .George Harrison joined the band as lead guitarist, and Stuart Sutcliffe, Lennon's friend from art school, joined as bassist.^ He asked Paul to join the band and agreed to audition a friend of Paul's, George Harrison.
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^ "You have to remember that John, like myself, came from a completely male-dominated environment back in Liverpool," adds Bill Harry, a friend from art school.

^ They don't understand why a 13 year old girl would be into The Beatles, John Lennon and George Harrison.
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[49][50] .Lennon, McCartney, Harrison and Sutcliffe became The Beatles after the other members left the band.^ Just about the only family members giving their full support to John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison's musical activities in their teenage years were George's parents and the ever-helpful Julia Lennon, John's biological mother.

^ They don't understand why a 13 year old girl would be into The Beatles, John Lennon and George Harrison.
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^ Although by 1964 they were rarely composing side by side, "Lennon-McCartney" continued to appear under each title until the Beatles split in 1969.

.Lennon was always considered the leader of the group, as McCartney explained: "We all looked up to John.^ Musically, by the time the Beatles hit America they were in full flow, and the group was riding the crest of a wave on the back of new Lennon-McCartney hits such as "I Want To Hold Your Hand," "She Loves You," "All My Loving," and "From Me To You."

^ John Lennon intended the song "Woman" for all women, not just his wife, Yoko Ono.

^ For all the heartache of his separation from Yoko Ono in the early 1970s, one thing that never deserted John Lennon was his tremendous sense of humor.

He was older and he was very much the leader—he was the quickest wit and the smartest and all that kind of thing".[51][52]
.In August 1960, engaged for a 48-night residency in Hamburg, Germany, The Beatles added drummer Pete Best to their number.^ A Hard Day's Night turned the Beatles into bona fide movie stars, and brought an added dimension to their fame.

^ Richard "Ringo Starr" Starkey was at that time a competent but unremarkable drummer playing with Rory Storm and the Hurricanes, someone who had become friendly with the Beatles in Hamburg.

^ Over the next few months the name would change to the Silver Beats, the Silver Beetles, the Silver Beatles and, by the middle of August 1960, the Beatles.

[53][54] .Lennon's aunt was horrified when he told her about the trip, and pleaded with him to continue his studies.^ Within the first hour of the interview, Lennon put every one of my preconceived ideas about him to rest.
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[55] After the first Hamburg stint, the band accepted another in April 1961, and a third in April 1962.
.Brian Epstein, The Beatles' manager from 1962, had no prior experience of artist management, but nevertheless had a strong influence on their early dress code and attitude on stage.^ During the early years of the Beatles' international fame, John had been under strict instruction from Brian Epstein to keep his opinions on subjects such as the Vietnam War to himself.

^ Maybe they said we were under the spell of Brian Epstein or George Martin [the Beatles' first manager and producer, respectively].
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^ After the 1967 death of Beatles manager Brian Epstein, Paul McCartney's answer was to urge the other three members of the group to press ahead with the project that he had been dreaming up, the Magical Mystery Tour television movie.

[56] .Lennon initially resisted Epstein's attempts to encourage the band to present a professional appearance, but eventually complied, saying, "I'll wear a bloody balloon if somebody's going to pay me".[57] McCartney took over on bass after Sutcliffe's death the same year, and drummer Ringo Starr replaced Best, completing the four-piece line-up that went on to international stardom.^ He agreed not to make an announcement, with the band renegotiating their recording contract, and blasted McCartney months later (with the negotiations complete) for going public with his own departure in April 1970.
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^ Later in 1962, Richard Starkey -- or Ringo Starr -- replaced Best as the Beatles' drummer and the rest -- as Lennon often says sarcastically -- is pop history.
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^ He was a professional drummer who sang and performed and had Ringo Star-time and he was in one of the top groups in Britain but especially in Liverpool before we even had a drummer.
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.The Beatles released their first double-sided original single, "Love Me Do" b/w "P.S. I Love You" on 5 October; it reached number 17 on the British charts.^ LENNON: I don't know whether this will gel for you: When the Beatles played in America for the first time, they played pure craftsmanship.
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^ It's there because I kind of felt guilty because I'd made the separate single -- the first -- and I was really breaking away from the Beatles.
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^ PLAYBOY: Yoko, the single you and John released from your album seems to be looking toward the future.
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.They recorded their first album, Please Please Me, in under 10 hours on 11 February 1963—a day when Lennon was suffering the effects of a cold.^ LENNON: To this day, I don't have any idea what they are.
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^ The Lennons spent several hours at the studio on West 44th Street returning to the Dakota at about 10:50 p.m.
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^ They reported that Chapman had dropped the revolver after firing it, and that he had a paperback book, J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye and a cassette recorder with over 10 audio cassettes, which had 14 hours of Beatles songs on them.
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[58] .Originally the songs Lennon and McCartney wrote for the album, as well as the single "From Me to You" and its B-side "Thank You Girl", were credited to "McCartney-Lennon", but on later pressings the songwriting credit was changed to "Lennon-McCartney".[59] The pair often completed songs in one or two hours, working at their homes, Jane Asher's home, and in hotel rooms after concerts.^ LENNON: Well, you went to est.
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^ Despite some cheap shots at Paul McCartney in the early 1970s, John Lennon's work in this period is mostly known for sentimental songs like "Happy Xmas."

^ Five days later the newlyweds moved into Room 902 of the Hilton Hotel in Amsterdam, Holland, and embarked on a seven-day "bed-in" for peace.

[60][61]
.The Beatles achieved UK mainstream success around the start of 1963. After a year of Beatlemania in the UK, the group's historic February 1964 US debut appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show marked their breakthrough to international stardom.^ Retorts like these confirmed to the American public that the Beatles would more than live up to all the publicity hype that had preceded their arrival in the U.S.; the group's subsequent appearance on CBS-TV's The Ed Sullivan Show put them over the top in America.

^ The John Lennon who rose to fame in Britain as the "leader" of the Beatles in 1963 was very different from the character familiar to those who knew him in and around Liverpool.

^ "I was closer to him than I was to any other Beatle; I had known him intimately for around four years, which is a long time in a young life, and I was fond of him and had much respect for him."

.A two-year period of constant touring, moviemaking and songwriting followed, during which Lennon wrote two books, In His Own Write and A Spaniard in the Works.^ During his last two years as a member of The Beatles, Lennon spent much of his time with Ono partaking in public protests against the Vietnam War.
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^ But from evidence that has surfaced during the past few years, he definitely turned his hand to songwriting on numerous occasions, and even recorded demos of some of these compositions.

^ In his book, which is purportedly this clarity of vision of his influence on each song he wrote, he remembers every two-bit sax player or guitarist he met in subsequent years.
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[62] .The Beatles received recognition from the British Establishment when they were appointed Members of the Order of the British Empire in the 1965 Queen's Birthday Honours.^ On June 12, 1965 it was announced that, purportedly for their services to British industry, the Beatles were to be made Members of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE), and on October 26 they received their medals from the Queen in an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

[63]
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.Lennon grew concerned that fans attending concerts were unable to hear the music for all the screaming, and that the band's musicianship was beginning to suffer as a result.^ LENNON: All music is rehash.
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^ For all of its tremendous music, however, The White Album signaled the beginning of the end for the Beatles.

^ In a 1987 interview, Beatles' record producer George Martin said, "As far as the music was concerned, John Lennon was always looking for the impossible, the unattainable.

[64] At the time when he wrote his 1965 song "Help!", Lennon had put on weight (he would later refer to this as his "Fat Elvis" period)[65] and felt he was subconsciously crying out for help and seeking change.[66]
.The catalyst for this change occurred on 4 March 1966. During an interview with Evening Standard reporter Maureen Cleave, Lennon remarked, "Christianity will go.^ This time around, John had managed to single himself out by way of an "in-depth" interview that he gave to journalist friend Maureen Cleave, published in the London Evening Standard on March 4, 1966.

^ "People like me are aware of their so-called genius at ten, eight, nine," he remarked to Jann Wenner during a 1970 Rolling Stone interview.

^ By anyone's standards, even John Lennon's, 1969 was a truly remarkable year.

.It will vanish and shrink… We're more popular than Jesus now—I don't know which will go first, rock and roll or Christianity."^ He's more exposed to early rock 'n' roll.
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^ We're more popular than Jesus now; I don't know which will go first -- rock 'n' roll or Christianity.

^ I don't have any hankering to be looked upon as a sex object, a male, macho rock-'n'-roll singer.
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[67] .Lennon's comment went virtually unnoticed in England but created a controversy when quoted by American teen magazine Datebook five months later.^ The article was printed and nothing came of it, until five months later when an American teen magazine called Datebook reprinted part of the quote on the front cover.
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^ As John commented in a French television interview a few months later, "Our separation was a failure."

^ On July 29, the American teen magazine, Datebook, reproduced the piece with one notable difference: The banner headline incorrectly paraphrased John as saying that the Beatles were greater than Jesus.

.The uproar that followed—burning of Beatles records, Ku Klux Klan activity and threats against Lennon—contributed to the band's decision to stop touring.^ As if all this wasn't enough, worse death threats were to follow, both for the Beatles in general and John in particular.

^ For years, on the Beatle tours, Epstein had stopped us from saying anything about Vietnam or the war.
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^ In a 1987 interview, Beatles' record producer George Martin said, "As far as the music was concerned, John Lennon was always looking for the impossible, the unattainable.

.Deprived of the routine of live performances, however, after their final commercial concert in 1966, Lennon felt lost and considered leaving the band: "No more touring...^ No more concerts, no more mayhem, no more aggravation.

^ The Beatles do a Let It Be Cut during their final live performance on the roof of Apple Studios.
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^ The producer was not convinced of the band's commercial potential, and had no doubts at all about what he perceived to be the musical shortcomings of drummer Pete Best.

life without the Beatles, it's like a black space in the future."[68] .The group now concentrated on studio recording and songwriting.^ Even now it's the same; if you're an unknown artist you're lucky to get an hour in a studio--it's a hierarchy and if you don't have hits, you don't get recorded again.
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.Up to this point, Lennon had been the more dominant songwriter (more of his songs were featured as singles), but from the album Revolver (1966), McCartney would become the driving force behind the band.^ The song is the closing track on the Revolver album.

^ Generally speaking, what did each of you contribute to the Lennon-McCartney songwriting team?
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^ Hereafter, these would become a famous part of the Lennon image, having previously been worn by him in a short sequence of the Help!

Harrison was also becoming a prolific songwriter. Shortly after their landmark album Sgt. .Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) was released, the sudden death of Brian Epstein changed the dynamic within the group.^ Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album.

^ After the 1967 death of Beatles manager Brian Epstein, Paul McCartney's answer was to urge the other three members of the group to press ahead with the project that he had been dreaming up, the Magical Mystery Tour television movie.

^ Pepper, on the other hand, was built around the novel concept of the Lonely Hearts Club Band (guess who) performing a show in front of a live audience.

."I knew we were in trouble then", Lennon said later.^ As the younger Lennon later said, "I've never really wanted to know the truth about how dad was with me.
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^ A firework was thrown on the stage at one of their last concerts and McCartney later said that the band all looked at Lennon - fearing a gun had been fired at him.
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."I didn't have any misconceptions about our ability to do anything other than play music, and I was scared".[69] McCartney orchestrated the group's first post-Epstein project, the film Magical Mystery Tour, which proved to be their first critical flop.^ When Magical Mystery Tour was first screened, it was panned by the public and critics alike.

^ Magical Mystery Tour (TV movie) .
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^ After the 1967 death of Beatles manager Brian Epstein, Paul McCartney's answer was to urge the other three members of the group to press ahead with the project that he had been dreaming up, the Magical Mystery Tour television movie.

.With Epstein gone, the band members were becoming increasingly involved in business activities, and in February 1968 they formed Apple Corps, a multimedia corporation comprising Apple Records and several other subsidiary companies.^ ONO: I handled the business: old business -- Apple, Maclen [the Beatles' record company and publishing company, respectively] and new investments.
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^ To the critics and many members of the public, on the other hand, the record was little short of a rock 'n' roll masterpiece.

^ If others wanted to rebel against law and order to bring about a complete change within society, then that was up to them, but he wasn't yet sure whether or not he wanted to become involved in these activities.

[70] .Lennon described the venture as an attempt to "see if we can get artistic freedom within a business structure".[70] However, Lennon's increased drug experimentation and growing preoccupation with Yoko Ono, and McCartney's marriage plans left Apple in need of professional management.^ Lennon was cremated at Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, New York, and his ashes were kept by Yoko Ono.
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^ John Lennon intended the song "Woman" for all women, not just his wife, Yoko Ono.

^ The interview reveals his bitterness towards McCartney and the hostility he felt that the other members held towards Yoko Ono.
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Lennon initially asked Lord Beeching to take on the role, but he refused, advising Lennon to simply "Get back to making records."[71] The process of choosing a new manager became a source of conflict within the band. .They were unable to reach full agreement, and, against McCartney's wishes, Allen Klein, who had managed The Rolling Stones, was eventually appointed.^ To make matters worse, the Beatles' business affairs were in such a mess that they were rapidly going broke, and at John's instigation the legendary entertainment business manager Allen Klein was brought in to try to salvage the situation.

^ "Looking back on it with John, you know, he was a really great guy," Paul McCartney told Rolling Stone in 1987.

^ As I told Rolling Stone, it's the same people who have the power, the class system didn't change one little bit.
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[72]
.At the end of 1968, Lennon featured in The Rolling Stones' film Rock and Roll Circus in the role of a Dirty Mac band member.^ On November 9, 1966, after their final tour ended and right after he had wrapped up filming a minor role in the film How I Won the War, Lennon visited an art exhibit of Yoko Ono's at the Indica art gallery at No.
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^ To the critics and many members of the public, on the other hand, the record was little short of a rock 'n' roll masterpiece.

^ In a 1980 interview with the BBC's Andy Peebles, John Lennon commented, "At the end of Rock 'n' Roll, on a track called "Just Because" ...

.The supergroup, comprising Lennon, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards and Mitch Mitchell, also backed a vocal performance by Ono in the film.^ John Lennon won back Yoko Ono's love with a song from his Beatle days.

^ PLAYBOY: The word is out: John Lennon and Yoko Ono are back in the studio, recording again for the first time since 1975, when they vanished from public view.
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^ John Lennon's film projects with Yoko Ono were a far cry from straightforward Beatles' films such as Help!

[73] .Lennon and Ono were married on 20 March 1969, and soon released a series of 14 lithographs called "Bag One" depicting scenes from their honeymoon,[74] eight of which were deemed indecent and most of which were banned and confiscated.^ On March 20, 1969, Lennon and Ono were married in Gibraltar, and spent their honeymoon in Amsterdam in a "Bed-In" for peace.
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^ From now on, therefore, he would call himself John Ono Lennon.

^ For all the heartache of his separation from Yoko Ono in the early 1970s, one thing that never deserted John Lennon was his tremendous sense of humor.

[75] .Lennon's creative focus continued to move beyond The Beatles and between 1968 and 1969 he and Ono recorded three albums of experimental music together: Unfinished Music No.1: Two Virgins[76] (an album known more for its cover than the musical content), Unfinished Music No.2: Life with the Lions and Wedding Album.^ While he was still a Beatle, Lennon and Ono recorded three albums of experimental and difficult music, Unfinished Music No.1: Two Virgins, Unfinished Music No.2: Life with the Lions, and Wedding Album.
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^ Buffalo Springfield released a total of only three albums but also left a legacy that includes numerous demo recordings, studio outtakes, and live recordings.
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^ After both Lennon and Ono were injured in the summer of 1969 in a car accident in Scotland, Lennon arranged for Ono to be constantly with him in the studio (including having a full-sized bed rolled in) as he worked on The Beatles' last album, Abbey Road.
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.In 1969 they formed The Plastic Ono Band, releasing Live Peace in Toronto 1969.^ His first 'solo' album of popular music was Live Peace in Toronto 1969, recorded in 1969 (prior to the breakup of The Beatles) at the Rock 'n' Roll Festival in Toronto with The Plastic Ono Band, which included Eric Clapton and Klaus Voormann.
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^ Many consider Plastic Ono Band to be a major influence on later hard rock and punk music.
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^ And today the people who were singing "Give Peace a Chance" in 1969 can be glad they sang it.
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Between 1969 and 1970 Lennon recorded three solo singles: the anti-war anthem "Give Peace a Chance", "Cold Turkey" and "Instant Karma!".
John Lennon and Paul McCartney in 1969
John Lennon and Paul McCartney in 1969, when The Beatles were becoming dysfunctional as a unit.
.Lennon left The Beatles in September 1969. He agreed not to inform the media while the band renegotiated their recording contract, and was outraged that McCartney then publicised his own departure on releasing his debut solo album in April 1970.[77] Lennon's reaction when told was, "Jesus Christ!^ He agreed not to make an announcement, with the band renegotiating their recording contract, and blasted McCartney months later (with the negotiations complete) for going public with his own departure in April 1970.
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^ Buffalo Springfield released a total of only three albums but also left a legacy that includes numerous demo recordings, studio outtakes, and live recordings.
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^ After both Lennon and Ono were injured in the summer of 1969 in a car accident in Scotland, Lennon arranged for Ono to be constantly with him in the studio (including having a full-sized bed rolled in) as he worked on The Beatles' last album, Abbey Road.
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He gets all the credit for it!" .He later wrote, "I started the band.^ Lennon told Rolling Stone "I was a fool not to do what Paul did, which was use it to sell a record," and later wrote "I started the band.
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I finished it."[78] .In late interviews with Rolling Stone, he revealed his bitterness towards McCartney, saying, "I was a fool not to do what Paul did, which was use it to sell a record."^ Lennon told Rolling Stone "I was a fool not to do what Paul did, which was use it to sell a record," and later wrote "I started the band.
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^ The interview reveals his bitterness towards McCartney and the hostility he felt that the other members held towards Yoko Ono.
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^ In the same interview, he would say they were probably the best band ever and that he found fault with every track they ever did.
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.He spoke too of the hostility he perceived the other members had towards Ono, and of how he, Harrison and Starr "got fed up with being sidemen for Paul...^ After the 1967 death of Beatles manager Brian Epstein, Paul McCartney's answer was to urge the other three members of the group to press ahead with the project that he had been dreaming up, the Magical Mystery Tour television movie.

^ Some of the band members lost interest and quit, but by this time 15-year-old George Harrison had joined the line-up.

^ The upshot of all this was that Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr were suddenly confronted with Yoko sitting in on their recording sessions.

After Brian Epstein died we collapsed. Paul took over and supposedly led us. .But what is leading us when we went round in circles?"^ "A number of us went, and we all sat down round a circular table.

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Solo career: 1970–80

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Following The Beatles' breakup in 1970, Lennon and Ono went through primal therapy with Dr. Arthur Janov in Los Angeles, California. .The therapy focused on releasing emotional pain from early childhood.^ If his sessions in primal-scream therapy were his emotional and intellectual release ten years ago, this interview was his more recent vent.
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The couple ended the sessions before completing a full course of therapy, as Ono constantly argued with Janov.[25][80] Lennon's emotional debut solo album, John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (1970), included "Mother", in which he confronted his feelings of childhood rejection,[81] and "Working Class Hero", banned by BBC Radio for its inclusion of the word "fucking".[82]
.Imagine followed in 1971. Its title track would become an anthem for anti-war movements, while another, "How Do You Sleep?", was a musical attack on McCartney in reponse to lyrics from Ram that Lennon felt, and McCartney later confirmed, were directed at him and Ono.^ Musically, by the time the Beatles hit America they were in full flow, and the group was riding the crest of a wave on the back of new Lennon-McCartney hits such as "I Want To Hold Your Hand," "She Loves You," "All My Loving," and "From Me To You."

^ Mark Chapman would later be diagnosed by psychiatrists as a paranoid schizophrenic -- someone who had come to imagine that he himself was John Lennon, and who was only prevented from assuming this role on a full-time basis by the existence of the man himself.

^ Paul McCartney, who is paid an inaccurate compliment in Glass Onion ("Well here's another clue for you all/The Walrus was Paul"), .

[83] .Although Lennon softened his stance in the mid-70s and claimed he wrote "How Do You Sleep?"^ "John wants to know how fast you can meet him at the apartment," announced the by-then-familiar voice of a Lennon-Ono assistant.
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about himself,[84] he revealed in .1980, "I used my resentment against Paul...^ But I was using my resentment toward Paul to create a song, let's put it that way.
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to create a song... not a terrible vicious horrible vendetta... I used my resentment and withdrawing from Paul and The Beatles, and the relationship with Paul, to write 'How Do You Sleep'. I don't really go 'round with those thoughts in my head all the time".[25]
.Lennon moved to New York in August 1971, and in December released "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)".[85] To advertise the single, Lennon and Ono paid for billboards in 9 major cities (and 7 different languages) which declared: "WAR IS OVER!...^ Editors' Note: It was twenty-five years ago today that John Lennon was murdered outside the Dakota building on Central Park West in New York City.
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^ Real Name: John Winston Ono Lennon Profile: Born 9 October 1940 in Liverpool, Lancashire, UK Died 8 December 1980 in New York, NY, USA Inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1987.
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^ John Lennon's 1971 single Power to the People grew out of the activism stage of his career.

if you want it".[86] .Some Time in New York City was released in 1972. Recorded with Elephant's Memory, it contained songs about women's rights, race relations, Britain's role in Northern Ireland, and Lennon's problems obtaining a United States green card.^ Editors' Note: It was twenty-five years ago today that John Lennon was murdered outside the Dakota building on Central Park West in New York City.
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^ Some Time In New York City , released in the United States in June of 1972, boasted a cover that mimicked the look of a typical New York Times front page, complete with song lyrics printed to look like feature stories, and accompanying photos that included a mocked-up shot of Nixon and China's Chairman Mao dancing naked together.

^ Each time he completed a piece, he would phone Yoko in New York and tell her about it.

[87] ."Woman Is the Nigger of the World", released as a US single from the album the same year, was described by Lennon as "the first women's liberation song that went out", and debuted on 11 May when it was televised on The Dick Cavett Show.^ John Lennon intended the song "Woman" for all women, not just his wife, Yoko Ono.

^ On the same album, the song "She Said She Said" was related to a specific experience of John's, while taking LSD at a Hollywood party.

^ RB: There's always been at least as much male chauvinism on the left as anywhere else--though the rise of women's liberation is helping to sort that out.
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[88] .Although many radio stations refused to broadcast the song because of the word "nigger", it reached number 57 on the US chart.^ Although John was performing songs that had been around since he was 15, his arrangements of many of them were energetic and unique.

^ Although many of the album's songs were not originally composed with this idea in mind, the LP was cleverly packaged so that each cut appeared to fit the format.

^ He had ample opportunity to display his wit during the promotion of the Walls and Bridges album, when he made live broadcasts on a number of radio stations.

[88] .Lennon gave two benefit concerts at Madison Square Garden in New York on 30 August, in aid of patients at the Willowbrook State School mental facility on Staten Island.^ On August 30, they headlined two One to One concerts at New York's Madison Square Garden, raising $1.5 million for the mentally handicapped and personally donating $60,000 in the process.

^ LENNON: That was written by Paul when we were in New York forming Apple, and he first met Linda.
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^ He was totally amazed, therefore, when the song hit the top of the Billboard charts on November 16, but on the 28th he kept his promise when he fought back an attack of nerves and walked on stage at New York's Madison Square Garden during Elton's Thanksgiving Day concert there.

[89] .Backed once again by Elephant's Memory, these were to be Lennon's last full-length concert appearances.^ Although John would appear on stage a couple of more times during the next few years, these were to be his last full-scale shows.

[14]
.Mind Games, credited to "the Plastic U.F.Ono Band", was released in November 1973. The same year, Lennon contributed a revamped version of "I'm the Greatest", a song he wrote two years earlier, to Starr's album Ringo.^ Although this song was credited to Lennon-McCartney, it was, in fact, the first single release from The Plastic Ono Band.

^ Any such problems were not apparent on John's Mind Games album, however, which was released in November.

^ The excitement continued as the two stars launched into full-blooded versions of the songs they had recently recorded together.

.(Lennon's 1971 demo appears on the John Lennon Anthology.^ John Lennon's 1971 single Power to the People grew out of the activism stage of his career.

^ During early 1971, a noticeable shift of emphasis took place in the political beliefs of John Lennon and Yoko Ono.

) .He also produced Harry Nilsson's album Pussy Cats and Mick Jagger's "Too Many Cooks (Spoil The Soup)". Walls and Bridges (1974) yielded the number one single "Whatever Gets You Thru the Night", featuring Elton John on backing vocals and piano.^ On an equally upbeat note, the two hit singles from Walls and Bridges were both bright, cheery numbers: the fantasy-like "#9 Dream" and the catchy "Whatever Gets You Thru the Night," which featured Elton John on keyboards and harmony vocal.

^ PLAYBOY: Yoko, the single you and John released from your album seems to be looking toward the future.
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^ So the deejay says, "I want to thank John, Paul, George and Ringo for not getting back together and spoiling a good thing."
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.A second single from the album, "#9 Dream", followed before the end of the year.^ Yet in spite of everyone's better judgment, the two finally broke the ice at a college party in the summer of 1958, just before the end of the academic year.

^ This was yet another high point in his career, and the following year, 1971, he continued the trend with the Imagine album.

.Walls and Bridges was Lennon's only Billboard number one album during his lifetime.^ With the Phil Spector rock 'n' roll tracks still on ice, he wrote an astounding ten songs in the space of just one week and quickly recorded the Walls and Bridges album.

^ As a singer, we allowed him only one track on each album.
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^ A painting he did here at age 11 in 1952 later adorned the sleeve of his Walls and Bridges album.

[90] .Starr's next album, Goodnight Vienna (1974), again saw assistance from Lennon, who wrote the title track and played piano.^ I'd have a separate songwriting John Lennon who wrote songs for the sort of meat market, and I didn't consider them -- the lyrics or anything -- to have any depth at all.

^ Needless to say, this was totally against the best advice of her friends, who saw her as less than well suited to that loudmouthed layabout, Lennon.

^ This was the contradictory side of John Lennon, a man who could face up to a situation one minute and run for cover the next.

[91] .On 28 November, Lennon made a surprise guest appearance at Elton John's Thanksgiving concert at Madison Square Garden after he lost a bet with John that "Whatever Gets You" would reach number one.^ LENNON: What would you suggest I do?
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^ "I've been across the water now so many times I've seen the one-eyed witch doctor leading the blind And still you ask me do I love you what you say, what you say Every time I put my finger on it it slips away" John Lennon and Elton John Play Madison Square Garden .

^ He was totally amazed, therefore, when the song hit the top of the Billboard charts on November 16, but on the 28th he kept his promise when he fought back an attack of nerves and walked on stage at New York's Madison Square Garden during Elton's Thanksgiving Day concert there.

[92] Lennon performed "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds", "Whatever Gets You Thru the Night" and "I Saw Her Standing There".
.Lennon co-wrote "Fame", David Bowie's first US number one, and provided guitar and backing vocals for the January 1975 recording.^ LENNON: It was the first song I wrote that was consciously about my life.
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^ John, for his part, could never memorize the words to songs -- the first one that he learned properly was Buddy Holly's "That'll Be The Day" -- and he couldn't tune a guitar.

^ Within the first hour of the interview, Lennon put every one of my preconceived ideas about him to rest.
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[93] .The same year, Elton John released a cover of "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds", featuring Lennon on guitar and back-up vocals, which also topped the charts.^ Back to John-Lennon.com .
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^ An offhand reaction to a traumatic situation was typical of John Lennon, for this habit would repeat itself time and again throughout the years.

^ "Borrowed Time" was one of several John Lennon tracks released posthumously.

Lennon released Rock 'n' Roll, an album of cover songs, in February 1975.
.Lennon made his last stage appearance on 18 April 1975, in the ATV special A Salute to Lew Grade.^ On April 18, 1975, John Lennon made his last-ever stage appearance, singing "Slippin' and Slidin'" and "Imagine" in a performance that was broadcast on the June 13 television special, Salute to Lew Grade.

During the show he performed "Imagine", "Stand By Me" and "Slippin' and Slidin'" from his Rock 'n' Roll LP, backed by BOMF (introduced as "Etc.").[94][95] The band wore two-faced masks, a dig at Grade, with whom Lennon and McCartney had been in conflict because of his control of The Beatles' publishing company. .Dick James, The Beatles' publisher, had sold his majority share in Maclen Music (Lennon and McCartney's publishing company) to Grade in 1969. During "Imagine", Lennon interjected the line "and no immigration too", a reference to his battle to remain in the United States.^ Musically, by the time the Beatles hit America they were in full flow, and the group was riding the crest of a wave on the back of new Lennon-McCartney hits such as "I Want To Hold Your Hand," "She Loves You," "All My Loving," and "From Me To You."

^ About what ended the Vietnam War: The war ended, I believe because the United States no longer had an army willing to fight.
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^ The Beatles, I miss Lennon's musical voice and his social commentary.
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[87] .In October 1975, Lennon fulfilled his contractual obligation to EMI/Capitol for one more album by releasing Shaved Fish, a greatest hits compilation.^ "Borrowed Time" was one of several John Lennon tracks released posthumously.

^ John later explained that he and Yoko could have chosen more complimentary photos for the album cover, but the unglamorous ones that were used were intended as a message.

^ One story involved a woman who claimed to have been contacted by John from beyond the grave in order to write more hit songs on his behalf.

.In June 1976, Lennon wrote and recorded "Cookin' (In The Kitchen of Love)" with Ringo Starr, his last recording session until his 1980 comeback.^ For the first time since 1962 John wasn't obliged to enter a recording studio, and the last time that he did so for four years was in April 1976, when he played piano on "Cookin' (In the Kitchen of Love)," a song that he had written especially for Ringo's Rotogravure, the new album by his old colleague Ringo Starr.

^ In his separation from Yoko Ono, John Lennon reunited with one of his old Beatles buddies, Ringo Starr.

^ Heads turned and eyebrows were raised when John Lennon dared to bring Yoko Ono with him to the Beatles' recording sessions.

[96] .Lennon also offered to design the cover for an upcoming Beatles compilation album from Capitol/EMI, Rock 'n' Roll Music, but EMI declined his offer.^ For all of its tremendous music, however, The White Album signaled the beginning of the end for the Beatles.

^ I'm a great fan of The Beatles, and I beleive that they were the best rock & roll group in music history.
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^ In a 1980 interview with the BBC's Andy Peebles, John Lennon commented, "At the end of Rock 'n' Roll, on a track called "Just Because" ...

[97][98]
.In 1977, Lennon announced in Tokyo that "we have basically decided, without any great decision, to be with our baby as much as we can until we feel we can take time off to indulge ourselves in creating things outside of the family."^ There they visited many of Yoko's relatives, and on October 4 they held a press conference at the Hotel Okura, at which John stated, "We've basically decided, without a great decision, to be with our baby as much as we can, until we feel we can take the time off to indulge ourselves creating things outside the family.

^ LENNON: We got back together, decided this was our life, that having a baby was important to us and that anything else was subsidiary to that.
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^ I mean, it's just a basic working class thing, though it begins to wear off when you get older, get a family and get swallowed up in the system.
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[99][100] .During this period he also drafted a manuscript that would be posthumously published as a book called Skywriting by Word of Mouth as well as several series of drawings which would also be published posthumously.^ After his death, these would be collected and published in a volume called Skywriting By Word of Mouth.

^ The cover of each book would bear the title The Daily Howl , and these would then be passed around, under the desks, to the delight of his schoolmates (and, quite often, the teachers, as well).

^ Fans and literary critics were delighted with John’s first book, a collection of poems, prose and drawings published in early 1964.

.He emerged from retirement in November 1980, releasing Double Fantasy, which also featured Ono.^ John Lennon and Yoko Ono intended to use one of the results of this November 1980 photo session for their Christmas card that year.

^ Completely bitten by the work bug when they released Double Fantasy in 1980, John Lennon and Yoko Ono had already laid down studio demo tracks for most of the material on their next album, and were even looking ahead to the one after that and a subsequent world tour.

^ The scene was one of domestic bliss, which was the underlying theme presented to the world when the Double Fantasy album was released in November.

.That previous June, Lennon travelled to Bermuda on a 43-foot sloop, where he wrote songs for the album.^ I'd have a separate songwriting John Lennon who wrote songs for the sort of meat market, and I didn't consider them -- the lyrics or anything -- to have any depth at all.

^ John Lennon's Mind Games album had some memorable songs, including the title track, "You Are Here."

^ The lyrics John Lennon wrote for songs on The White Album were poetic but to the point, and covered a broad range of topics: .

[101] .The name of the album refers to a species of freesia flower that Lennon had seen in the Bermuda Botanical Gardens and saw it as a perfect description of his marriage to Ono.^ LENNON: It's a flower, a type of freesia, but what it means to us is that if two people picture the same image at the same time, that is the secret.
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^ Tender lyrics, an evocative melody and a wonderful vocal performance mark "Woman" -- which John referred to as the album's "Beatle track" -- as John Lennon at his very best.

^ Ringo Starr, vacationing in Bermuda with future wife Barbara Bach, immediately flew to New York to see Lennon's wife Yoko Ono and their son Sean.

[102] Lennon had written and recorded enough material for another album and was already planning his follow-up, Milk and Honey, which was released posthumously in 1984.[103]

Murder

.
Exterior of a tan-coloured building, with a black metal gate in the middle of a prominent arch.</span><span class=^ Some of the John Lennon stories that have surfaced since his death are emphatic enough to have booked him a permanent place in either Heaven or Hell.

^ Richard Buskin Yoko Ono instigated efforts to create Strawberry Fields to commemorate John Lennon's life and work after he was shot to death.

^ As his emotional life was in turmoil following his mother's death, one of the few things that teenage John Lennon had left to cling to was his music.

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The entrance to the Dakota building where Lennon lived.
.On the night of 8 December 1980, at around 10:50 pm, Mark David Chapman shot Lennon in the back four times at the entrance of the Dakota apartment building.^ Reply: December 8th, 2009 at 10:00 pm .
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^ Mark Chapman would later be diagnosed by psychiatrists as a paranoid schizophrenic -- someone who had come to imagine that he himself was John Lennon, and who was only prevented from assuming this role on a full-time basis by the existence of the man himself.

^ X Says: December 8th, 2009 at 11:39 pm If things were so great “Back In The USSR” and in Maoist China, why didn’t Lennon settle someplace like that?
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.Earlier that evening, Lennon had autographed a copy of Double Fantasy for Chapman[104] who had been stalking Lennon since October.^ As we were in the middle of this conversation, Chapman came up on John's left and he just held the [ Double Fantasy ] album out.

Lennon was taken to the emergency room of nearby Roosevelt Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival at 11:07 pm. .On the following day, Ono issued a statement, saying "There is no funeral for John."^ With John there was no in-between.

^ ONO: For example, there was a birthday party that Kyoko had and we were both invited, but John felt very uptight about it and he didn't go.
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^ ONO: There is no denying that we are still living in the capitalist world.
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.Ono ended her statement with the words, "John loved and prayed for the human race.^ "John loved and prayed for the human race," said Yoko.

^ In other words, hateful pricks like yourself make me want to puke and make me ashamed to be a part of the human race.
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^ John Lennon won back Yoko Ono's love with a song from his Beatle days.

.Please pray the same for him.^ "Please do the same for him."

Love, Yoko and Sean."[105]
Chapman pleaded guilty to second degree murder and was sentenced to 20 years to life; he remains in prison, having been repeatedly denied parole.[106][107] .Lennon's body was cremated at Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, New York.^ Born in Fort Worth, Texas, but now living in Hawaii, Chapman had flown to New York with the specific aim of coming face to face with John Lennon.

^ LENNON: That was written by Paul when we were in New York forming Apple, and he first met Linda.
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^ Ringo Starr, vacationing in Bermuda with future wife Barbara Bach, immediately flew to New York to see Lennon's wife Yoko Ono and their son Sean.

[108] .According to some accounts, Ono scattered Lennon's ashes on Strawberry Fields; according to others, she kept them.^ LENNON: Strawberry Fields is a real place.
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^ Richard Buskin Yoko Ono instigated efforts to create Strawberry Fields to commemorate John Lennon's life and work after he was shot to death.

^ Do you honestly feel that any of your songs -- on the Plastic Ono Band records -- will have the lasting imprint of "Eleanor Rigby" or "Strawberry Fields"?
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[109]
.Two days before his murder, Lennon told Andy Peebles of the BBC that he felt he could go out anywhere in New York City and feel safe.^ Editors' Note: It was twenty-five years ago today that John Lennon was murdered outside the Dakota building on Central Park West in New York City.
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^ May's opinion was that John had left of his own free will; John, on the other hand, asserted to Andy Peebles during the BBC radio interview that Yoko, sick of his irritable moods and fading concern for her, "said 'Get the hell out' and kicked me out."

^ So we felt we had to look after that side of the business and get rid of it and deal with it before we could start dealing with our own life.
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[110] .On another occasion while still a Beatle, Lennon was asked how he might die.^ John, you've been asked this a thousand times, but why is it so unthinkable that the Beatles might get back together to make some music?
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^ I think Harry might still be trying, poor bugger -- God bless you, Harry, wherever you are -- but, Jesus, you know, I had to get away from that, because somebody was going to die.
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^ The severe British winter of 1962-63 was brightened by the January release of the Beatles' second Parlophone single, "Please Please Me," another Lennon-McCartney compos ition.

Lennon replied, "I'll probably be popped off by some loony."[111] .During an interview with Dave Sholin at The Dakota hours before his murder, Lennon stated, "I've always considered my work one piece whether it be with Beatles, David Bowie, Elton John, or Yoko Ono.^ In his separation from Yoko Ono, John Lennon reunited with one of his old Beatles buddies, Ringo Starr.

^ John Lennon won back Yoko Ono's love with a song from his Beatle days.

^ Many people viewed John Lennon and Yoko Ono as clowns.

.And I consider that my work won't be finished until I'm dead and buried and I hope that's a long, long time."^ It took me quite a long time to realise that my maleness was cutting off certain areas for Yoko.
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^ I just sort of bit my tongue and said OK. It had been John and Paul so long, he'd been left out because he hadn't been a songwriter up until then.
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^ All My Loving / It Won't Be Long (7") .
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[112]
Following his murder, there was an almost frenzied buying of his singles. This resulted in his topping the chart no fewer than three times within an 8-week period "(Just Like) Starting Over" w/e 20th Dec 1980; "Imagine" (a re-entry; not a re-issue) w/e 10th Jan 1981; "Woman" w/e 7th Feb 1981, a chart feat that still holds the record for the fastest hat-trick of non re-issued number ones in the UK.[113]

Personal relationships

.In one of his last major interviews Lennon said that he had never questioned his chauvinistic attitudes towards women until he met Ono.^ We had one question which said do a picture of 'travel.'

^ John Lennon intended the song "Woman" for all women, not just his wife, Yoko Ono.

^ For all the heartache of his separation from Yoko Ono in the early 1970s, one thing that never deserted John Lennon was his tremendous sense of humor.

.When asked about his writing contribution to The Beatles song "Getting Better", Lennon responded by confessing: "It is a diary form of writing.^ You’re entitled to your opinion about the Beatles’ and Mr. Lennon’s individual performing abilities.
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^ Taken by the offbeat humor of John's poetry, Bill asked him to contribute a piece to the first issue, and John responded by coming up with "Being a Short Diversion on the Dubious Origins of Beatles," a brief tale describing, in John's own irresistible style, how his group had been formed.

^ In John Lennons song imagine he’s not talking about the global elite inbreds running it now is he.
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.All that "I used to be cruel to my woman, I beat her and kept her apart from the things that she loved" was me.^ All that "I used to be cruel to my woman, I beat her and kept her apart from the things that she loved" was me.
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^ I used to be cruel to my woman, and physically -- any woman.
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^ "Woman, I can hardly express My mixed emotions at my thoughtlessness After all I'm forever in your debt" .

.I used to be cruel to my woman, and physically -- any woman.^ I used to be cruel to my woman, and physically -- any woman.
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^ All that "I used to be cruel to my woman, I beat her and kept her apart from the things that she loved" was me.
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I was a hitter. .I couldn't express myself and I hit.^ I couldn't express myself and I hit.
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.I fought men and I hit women.^ I fought men and I hit women.
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.That is why I am always on about peace".[25] Lennon was always distant with his first son, Julian, but was close to his second son, Sean, calling him "My pride". Near the end of his life, Lennon said that he accepted the role of househusband, after taking on the role of 'housewife' in his relationship with Ono.^ I began to realise that we are all oppressed which is why I would like to do something about it, though I'm not sure where my place is.
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^ Well aware that he had been less than a doting father to his first son, Julian, John was determined to get it right the second time around.

^ Then, two days later, on John's 35th birthday, Yoko, at 42, gave birth to their only child, a son whom they named Sean Taro Ono Lennon.

[25]

Cynthia Lennon

Lennon, at age nineteen, wearing a grey sport jacket and black slacks and sitting on the roof of an aqua-coloured car next to a young blonde woman, who wears a grey sweater and a black skirt. <a name=.Partly visible are people behind both Lennon and the young woman, the person behind Lennon with his hands on Lennon's shoulders."^ I don’t look up to many people, but John Lennon is one of my personal heroes, and I’m sure the powers of the Universe smile greatly upon him.
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Lennon and Cynthia Powell in 1959.
.Cynthia Powell met Lennon at the Liverpool Art College in 1957.[40] Although Lennon was not her type, she was attracted to him.^ Lennon, who attended Liverpool private schools, met a kid named Paul McCartney in 1956 at the Woolton Parish Church Festival in Liverpool.
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^ For John Lennon, facing up to his responsibilities for getting his girlfriend, Cynthia Powell, pregnant was one thing, but facing up to his Aunt Mimi Smith was quite another.

^ For this reason, Pobjoy put in a good report for the wayward student, helping him to enter Liverpool College of Art.

.After hearing Lennon comment favourably about another girl who looked like Brigitte Bardot, Powell changed the colour of her hair to blonde.^ LENNON: I don't like to comment on it.
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^ He began to take more notice, however, when she allowed her hair to grow long and straight, and then dyed it blonde, making her more closely resemble the woman of his dreams, French film star Brigitte Bardot.

^ A prime example of this was Cynthia [John's wife]; getting her to dress like Brigitte Bardot and look like Brigitte Bardot and be transformed into a mini Brigitte Bardot, because that's what [John] fancied and that's what she had to do to get him!"

[114] .Their relationship started after a college party before the summer holidays when Lennon asked Powell to go to a public house with him and some friends.^ Near that home was Strawberry Fields, a house near a boys' reformatory where I used to go to garden parties as a kid with my friends Nigel and Pete.
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^ I got rights to see him on his holidays and all that business, and at least there's an open line still going.
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^ I thought I wanted to be free from being Mrs. Lennon, so I thought it would be a good idea for him to go to L.A. and leave me alone for a while.
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[115] .Powell told him she was engaged (to a young man called Barry, in Hoylake) so Lennon stormed off, shouting, "I didn't ask you to fucking marry me, did I!?"^ Did you ever see him again?
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^ LENNON: Well, Cyn got possession, or whatever you call it.
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^ But because I loved him and I didn't want to hurt him when he called me that afternoon and said, "Will you help me with this song?"
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[116] .Lennon was often jealous, and once slapped Powell across the face (knocking her head against the wall) the day after he saw her dancing with Sutcliffe.^ For John Lennon, facing up to his responsibilities for getting his girlfriend, Cynthia Powell, pregnant was one thing, but facing up to his Aunt Mimi Smith was quite another.

^ Needless to say, this was totally against the best advice of her friends, who saw her as less than well suited to that loudmouthed layabout, Lennon.

^ "As long as they don't touch me, it's OK." Before I left the car, Lennon pointed to a sleeping wino leaning against the studio wall.
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[117]
.In mid-1962, Powell discovered she was pregnant with Lennon's child.^ For John Lennon, facing up to his responsibilities for getting his girlfriend, Cynthia Powell, pregnant was one thing, but facing up to his Aunt Mimi Smith was quite another.

^ Mount Pleasant, the former registry office where, on August 23, 1962, John Lennon wed Cynthia Powell.

[118] .They were married on 23 August at the Mount Pleasant Register Office in Liverpool.^ When the big day arrived, August 23, 1962, the scene that greeted bride Cynthia Powell inside the registry office more closely resembled a funeral.

^ Mount Pleasant, the former registry office where, on August 23, 1962, John Lennon wed Cynthia Powell.

.Manager Epstein thought a married Beatle might alienate some fans and insisted the Lennons keep their union a secret.^ Unfortunately even some of the Beatles' fans went along with the ugly mood.

^ John, you've been asked this a thousand times, but why is it so unthinkable that the Beatles might get back together to make some music?
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^ Maybe they said we were under the spell of Brian Epstein or George Martin [the Beatles' first manager and producer, respectively].
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John Charles Julian Lennon was born in Sefton General Hospital on 8 April 1963.[119]
.Lennon was on tour and would not see his new-born son for three days.^ Born in Fort Worth, Texas, but now living in Hawaii, Chapman had flown to New York with the specific aim of coming face to face with John Lennon.

^ In 1979, Paul Goresh was a New Jersey college student who would travel in to the big city to get a glimpse of John Lennon.

^ Ringo Starr, vacationing in Bermuda with future wife Barbara Bach, immediately flew to New York to see Lennon's wife Yoko Ono and their son Sean.

.He then went on holiday to Spain with Epstein, which would lead to speculation of an affair between the two (Epstein was widely known to be gay).^ We had this holiday together because Cyn was pregnant and we left her with the baby and went to Spain.
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^ A broom handle would be poked through a hole in an upturned tea-chest, and a length of cord then run between the two, producing an instant "tea-chest bass."

^ LENNON: I went on holiday to Spain with Brian -- which started all the rumors that he and I were having a love affair.
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.Shortly afterwards, at McCartney's twenty-first birthday party on 18 June 1963, Lennon physically attacked Cavern Club MC Bob Wooler for saying "How was your honeymoon, John?". The MC, known for his wordplay and affectionate but cutting remarks,[120] was making a joke;[121][122] however, ten months had passed since Lennon's marriage, and the honeymoon, deferred, was still two months in the future.^ Whatever John's reasons, when Wooler, a deejay at the Cavern Club where the Beatles frequently played, sidled up to him at Paul's birthday party held on June 18, 1963, and insinuated that he was gay, he made a double mistake: John was not only insulted, but he was also drunk.

^ Despite some cheap shots at Paul McCartney in the early 1970s, John Lennon's work in this period is mostly known for sentimental songs like "Happy Xmas."

^ Still, it couldn't hold a candle to the momentous decision that he was to make a few months later.

[123] To Lennon, drunk, the matter was simple: "He called me a queer so I battered his bloody ribs in".[122]
.In September 1980, when Playboy magazine asked him about the Epstein rumour, Lennon had this to say: "I went on holiday to Spain with Brian, which started all the rumors that he and I were having a love affair.^ PLAYBOY: What started the rumors about you and Epstein?
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^ LENNON: I love all this punky stuff.
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^ LENNON: I went on holiday to Spain with Brian -- which started all the rumors that he and I were having a love affair.
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.Well, it was almost a love affair, but not quite.^ Well, it was almost a love affair, but not quite.
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It was never consummated. .But we did have a pretty intense relationship.^ But we did have a pretty intense relationship.
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.And it was my first experience with someone I knew was a homosexual.^ And it was my first experience with someone I knew was a homosexual.
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^ I’ll be damn if someone like you or some so-called ‘elite’ will demand my death before they first volunteer to de-populate yourselves.
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He admitted it to me. We had this holiday together because Cyn was pregnant and we left her with the baby and went to Spain. .Lots of funny stories, you know.^ Lots of funny stories, you know.
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^ I don't know whether you've had it, I've had a lot of people die on me.

.We used to sit in cafes and Brian would look at all the boys and I would ask, "Do you like that one?^ Do you like this one?"
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^ You would make a fine Pharisee using logic like that.
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^ "We used to sit in a cafe in Torremolinos looking at all the boys," John told Playboy 's David Sheff, "and I'd say 'Do you like that one, do you like this one?'

.Do you like this one?"^ Do you like this one?"
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^ If you don’t like their music that’s one thing, but to state that they were a 2nd rate band shows your astounding ignorance.
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^ "He once said to me, in one of our evenings together when we were reminiscing, 'You know; George, I've never really liked anything we've ever done.'

It was just the combination of our closeness and the trip that started the rumors."[25]
.Lennon was distant to Julian, who felt closer to McCartney than to his father.^ Well aware that he had been less than a doting father to his first son, Julian, John was determined to get it right the second time around.

^ Needless to say, this was totally against the best advice of her friends, who saw her as less than well suited to that loudmouthed layabout, Lennon.

^ Lennon, who attended Liverpool private schools, met a kid named Paul McCartney in 1956 at the Woolton Parish Church Festival in Liverpool.
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.Julian later said, "I've never really wanted to know the truth about how dad was with me.^ You want to know how great that is?

^ LENNON: He said it was written about Julian.
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^ Because I was never really wanted.
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.There was some very negative stuff talked about me...^ We never stopped being in the press, but there seemed to be more written about us when we weren't talking to the press than when we were.
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^ There is no need to kill people off, but there is a need to control the birth rate and I don’t get what’s the big deal about it and why people panic when somebody talks about it.
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^ There are some areas I never think about and that is one of them.
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like when he said .I'd come out of a whiskey bottle on a Saturday night.^ Ninety percent of the people on this planet, especially in the West, were born out of a bottle of whiskey on a Saturday night, and there was no intent to have children.
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[25] Stuff like that. You think, where's the love in that? Paul and I used to hang about quite a bit... more than dad and I did. .We had a great friendship going and there seems to be far more pictures of me and Paul playing together at that age than there are pictures of me and my dad."^ I'm not pushing Buddhism, because I'm no more a Buddhist than I am a Christian, but there's one thing I admire about the religion: There's no proselytizing.
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^ Paul Goresh remembers, "I was on John's right, and he was looking at the pictures and asking me to bring some more shots that I had taken six days earlier.

^ If there is a hell (which there is not and I can prove that logically but why waste my time on the likes of you) John wouldn’t be there, but YOU will be going there for your hatred.
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[124]
Cynthia Lennon had become aware of Lennon's infidelities, but she has cited his increasing drug use as the main reason for their growing apart. She was also aware of Lennon's friendship with Ono. .Eventually, according to Powell, she suggested to Lennon that perhaps Ono was the woman for him.^ John Lennon intended the song "Woman" for all women, not just his wife, Yoko Ono.

^ Heads turned and eyebrows were raised when John Lennon dared to bring Yoko Ono with him to the Beatles' recording sessions.

^ "John wants to know how fast you can meet him at the apartment," announced the by-then-familiar voice of a Lennon-Ono assistant.
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[125] .When Lennon and The Beatles went to Bangor to do meditation, Powell and Lennon were separated on the train platform.^ In his separation from Yoko Ono, John Lennon reunited with one of his old Beatles buddies, Ringo Starr.

A policeman, who did not recognise her, kept her from boarding the train. As she watched Lennon's train pull out of the station, she broke into tears. .In the documentary Imagine she explained, "Normally I wouldn't have broken down, I'd have kept my cool...^ I could imagine explaining to my Playboy editor, "Sorry, but my moon is in Scorpio -- the interview's off."
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I knew I'd get there anyway. But at that point I felt so sad. This was symbolic of our life... I'm getting off at this station."[126] .Lennon later tried to sue Powell for divorce, claiming she had committed adultery and not he.^ On August 22, 1968 Cynthia Lennon sued her husband for divorce on the grounds of his adultery with Yoko Ono.

[127] .When it was discovered that Ono had become pregnant, Powell petitioned Lennon for divorce.^ For John Lennon, facing up to his responsibilities for getting his girlfriend, Cynthia Powell, pregnant was one thing, but facing up to his Aunt Mimi Smith was quite another.

^ On August 22, 1968 Cynthia Lennon sued her husband for divorce on the grounds of his adultery with Yoko Ono.

.During negotiations Lennon refused to give his wife any more than £75,000, supposedly saying, "What have you done to deserve it?^ I went through my Dylanesque period a long time ago with songs like "I am the Walrus:" the trick of never saying what you mean but giving the impression of something more.
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^ LENNON: Where do people get off saying the Beatles should give $200,000,000 to South America?
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^ LENNON: Why should the Beatles give more?
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Christ, it's like winning the bloody pools. You're not worth it, Cyn." .The case was settled out of court, with Powell receiving £100,000, £2,400 annually, custody of Julian and the Lennons' house (Kenwood).^ Richard Buskin "Kenwood" is the luxury home where John, Cynthia and Julian Lennon lived throughout the Beatlemania years.

[128]

Yoko Ono

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John Lennon and Yoko Ono in Ottawa, (1969).
.There are two versions of how Lennon and Ono met: The first version says that on 9 November 1966, Lennon went to the Indica gallery in London, where Ono was preparing her conceptual art exhibit, and they were introduced by gallery owner John Dunbar.^ Richard Buskin 6 Mason’s Yard, in the center of London, the former site of the Indica Gallery, where John Lennon and Yoko Ono first met on November 9, 1966.

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^ When John Lennon visited the Indica Gallery in Central London on November 9, 1966, in order to attend a private preview of an exhibition Unfinished Paintings and Objects , it wasn't purely due to artistic interest.

[129][130] .Lennon was intrigued by Ono's "Hammer A Nail" Piece: patrons hammered a nail into a wooden board, creating the art piece.^ This pop-art photo by Richard Avedon reflects John Lennon's avant-garde years after meeting Yoko Ono in the late 1960s.

^ Richard Buskin Yoko Ono instigated efforts to create Strawberry Fields to commemorate John Lennon's life and work after he was shot to death.

^ Nearby was an object called "Hammer and Nail," consisting of a board with a chain and a hammer hanging on the end, and a bunch of nails positioned underneath.

.Lennon wanted to hammer a nail in the clean board, but Ono stopped him because the exhibit had not opened.^ Heads turned and eyebrows were raised when John Lennon dared to bring Yoko Ono with him to the Beatles' recording sessions.

^ I could see he was really upset and I felt terrible, because I really cared about him and I didn't want him to not like me.

^ Nearby was an object called "Hammer and Nail," consisting of a board with a chain and a hammer hanging on the end, and a bunch of nails positioned underneath.

.Dunbar then said to Ono, "Don't you know who this is?^ You do know who Monty Python are?
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^ "You do know who Monty Python are?
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^ I don't follow Wings, you know.
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He's a millionaire! He might buy it." .Ono had not heard of The Beatles but relented, on the condition that Lennon pay her five shillings.^ In his separation from Yoko Ono, John Lennon reunited with one of his old Beatles buddies, Ringo Starr.

^ John Lennon's film projects with Yoko Ono were a far cry from straightforward Beatles' films such as Help!

^ Heads turned and eyebrows were raised when John Lennon dared to bring Yoko Ono with him to the Beatles' recording sessions.

.Lennon then said, "I'll give you an imaginary five shillings and hammer an imaginary nail."^ And so there was this little conference, and finally she said, "OK, you can hammer a nail in for five shillings."
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^ So smartass says, "Well, I'll give you an imaginary five shillings and hammer an imaginary nail in."
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^ So smart-ass here says, 'Well, I'll give you an imaginary five shillings and hammer an imaginary nail in.'

[25] .The second version, told by McCartney, is that in late 1965, Ono was in London compiling original musical scores for a book that John Cage was working on.^ Richard Buskin Yoko Ono instigated efforts to create Strawberry Fields to commemorate John Lennon's life and work after he was shot to death.

^ Talking to the late Roger Scott on London's Capital Radio, McCartney gave his own view of the situation: "John, not being stupid, saw his opportunity to impress upon Mr. Epstein who was the boss of this group.

^ This pop-art photo by Richard Avedon reflects John Lennon's avant-garde years after meeting Yoko Ono in the late 1960s.

[131] .She knocked on McCartney's door, but he declined to give her any manuscripts as he kept all his originals, but suggested that Lennon might oblige.^ "All we are saying is give peace a chance," was the simple yet powerful suggestion, and one that filtered through to all corners of the globe.

^ John Lennon's love for Yoko Ono was so powerful, so all-consuming, that it took no account of the pain it might inflict on others; it also took no account of the pain that would be inflicted on them.

^ Lennon didn’t believe there were too many people, he just believed there WASN’T ENOUGH MONEY TO GO AROUND SO HE KEPT IT ALL HIMSELF..
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.When asked, Lennon gave the original handwritten lyrics to "The Word" from Rubber Soul to Ono.^ PLAYBOY: Lennon and Ono, the original punks.
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^ PLAYBOY: The word is out: John Lennon and Yoko Ono are back in the studio, recording again for the first time since 1975, when they vanished from public view.
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^ Rubber Soul signaled the growing maturity of John Lennon and Paul McCartney as songwriters and the Beatles as musicians.

They were reproduced in Cage's book, Notations.[132]
.Lennon began his sexual relationship with Ono in May 1968, after Lennon returned from India, where he had received numerous postcards from Ono, who was in London.^ John Lennon's 1968 drug conviction came back to haunt him in May 1969, when the U.S. authorities refused to grant him a visitor's visa.

^ Richard Buskin 6 Mason’s Yard, in the center of London, the former site of the Indica Gallery, where John Lennon and Yoko Ono first met on November 9, 1966.

^ On August 22, 1968 Cynthia Lennon sued her husband for divorce on the grounds of his adultery with Yoko Ono.

[86] .As Cynthia Lennon was in Greece on holiday, Lennon invited Ono to his home, where they spent the night recording what would become the Two Virgins album, and later said they made love at dawn.^ Two Virgins , which they had recorded on the night that John invited Yoko to his house while wife Cynthia was in Greece.

^ It was here that he and Yoko Ono would later collaborate on the Two Virgins LP. .

^ ONO: We never made love in a bag.
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[133][134] On Sunday morning Lennon brought in the newspapers, laying them down on the coffee table, but when Ono tried to pick up one of the papers Lennon slapped her hand, saying "I read them first".[135]
.When Cynthia returned home she found Lennon and Ono, who was wearing Cynthia's bathrobe, drinking tea together.^ Lennon and Ono performing together…embarrasing to say the least!!!
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^ The Lennons had found the contentment that had previously eluded them by simply living quietly together as a family, away from the prying eyes of the world outside.

^ On the morning of December 8, sitting in the Lenono office at the Dakota, John Lennon, together with Yoko Ono, gave his last-ever interview.

.Lennon simply said, "Oh, Hi".[136] Cynthia filed for divorce later that year, on the grounds of Lennon's adultery, which was proven by Ono's pregnancy.^ On August 22, 1968 Cynthia Lennon sued her husband for divorce on the grounds of his adultery with Yoko Ono.

^ "I didn't blame John and Yoko," Cynthia later asserted in A Twist of Lennon .

^ John Lennon and Yoko Ono intended to use one of the results of this November 1980 photo session for their Christmas card that year.

Ono later miscarried John Ono Lennon II on 21 November 1968.[137]
From the beginning, the new relationship was rather bizarre. .In a 1981 interview, Ono light-heartedly remarked, "I used to say to [Lennon], ‘I think you’re a closet fag, you know.’ Because after we started to live together, John would say to me, ‘Do you know why I like you?^ From now on, therefore, he would call himself John Ono Lennon.

^ Re: You like my face?
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^ You would make a fine Pharisee using logic like that.
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Because you look like a bloke in drag.’"[138] According to The Mirror, 1 October 2000, "Cynthia was not the only one hurt by John and Yoko's bizarre relationship." According to author Albert Harry Goldman, Ono was regarded by Lennon as a “magical being” who could solve all his problems, but that this was a “grand illusion”, and that she openly cheated on Lennon with gigolos. .Finally “both he and Yoko were burnt out from years of hard drugs, overwork, emotional breakdowns, quack cures, and bizarre diets, to say nothing of the effects of living constantly in the glare of the mass media.”[139] However, even after their separation, when they “were no longer collaborating as a team, they remained in constant communication.^ As things turned out, the next few years were ones of constant battles between aunt and nephew.

^ His heart was no longer really in the Beatles, for he could work with Yoko and indulge his new musical ideas without having to justify them.

^ John and Yoko were both there, clearly established as a couple, and there could be no doubt that the time for radical change had arrived.

Their relationship had taken another bizarre turn. No longer able to live together, they found that they couldn’t live apart either.”[140]
.During Lennon's last two years in The Beatles, he and Ono began public protests against the Vietnam War.^ PLAYBOY: The word is out: John Lennon and Yoko Ono are back in the studio, recording again for the first time since 1975, when they vanished from public view.
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^ For years, on the Beatle tours, Epstein had stopped us from saying anything about Vietnam or the war.
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^ They don't understand why a 13 year old girl would be into The Beatles, John Lennon and George Harrison.
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.Lennon sent back his MBE insignia in 1969, which Queen Elizabeth had bestowed upon him in 1965.[141] He wrote: "Your Majesty, I am returning this in protest against Britain's involvement in the Nigeria-Biafra thing, against our support of America in Vietnam, and against "Cold Turkey" slipping down the charts.^ "Your Majesty," read the letter that had been typed on Bag Productions note paper, "I am returning this M.B.E. in protest against Britain's involvement in the Nigeria-Biafra thing, against our support of America in Vietnam, and against 'Cold Turkey' slipping down the charts.

^ Musically, by the time the Beatles hit America they were in full flow, and the group was riding the crest of a wave on the back of new Lennon-McCartney hits such as "I Want To Hold Your Hand," "She Loves You," "All My Loving," and "From Me To You."

^ John Lennon's 1968 drug conviction came back to haunt him in May 1969, when the U.S. authorities refused to grant him a visitor's visa.

With love. .John Lennon of Bag."^ With Love, John Lennon of Bag."

[142] .The couple were married in Gibraltar on 20 March 1969, and spent their honeymoon in Amsterdam campaigning for an international "Bed-In" for peace.^ This they did in Gibraltar on March 20.

^ Five days later the newlyweds moved into Room 902 of the Hilton Hotel in Amsterdam, Holland, and embarked on a seven-day "bed-in" for peace.

^ Yoko Discusses John's Life And The New Lennon Legend DVD Just Imagine In the 60s, Yoko Ono married John Lennon and campaigned for peace in Vietnam.
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They planned another "Bed-in" in the United States, but were denied entry. .The couple then went to neighbouring Montréal, and during a "Bed-in" at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel recorded "Give Peace a Chance".[143] Lennon and Ono often combined advocacy with performance art, as in their "Bagism", which was first introduced during a Vienna press conference.^ LENNON: All we were saying was give peace a chance.
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^ Five days later the newlyweds moved into Room 902 of the Hilton Hotel in Amsterdam, Holland, and embarked on a seven-day "bed-in" for peace.

^ Here, she talks to Andrew Smith about marriage, art and inner peace Give Peace A Chance Listen To Yoko's New Version .
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.Lennon detailed this period in The Beatles' song "The Ballad of John and Yoko".[144] In April 1969, on the roof of Apple Records, Lennon added Ono as part of his name, but despite being unable to remove "Winston", he referred to himself as John Ono Lennon.^ From now on, therefore, he would call himself John Ono Lennon.

^ John Lennon won back Yoko Ono's love with a song from his Beatle days.

^ Many people viewed John Lennon and Yoko Ono as clowns.

[145] .After Ono was injured in a car accident, Lennon arranged for a king-sized bed to be brought to the recording studio as he worked on The Beatles' last album, Abbey Road.^ We sneaked into his limousine and streaked toward the recording studio three hours before Lennon was due to arrive.
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^ ONO: I handled the business: old business -- Apple, Maclen [the Beatles' record company and publishing company, respectively] and new investments.
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^ In a 1987 interview, the former Director of EMI Records (UK) L. G. Wood recalled visiting Paul McCartney's house in St. John's Wood, North London (around the corner from Abbey Road Studios), in order to discuss some of the album-cover problems with both him and John.

[146] To escape the acrimony of The Beatles' breakup, Ono suggested they move permanently to New York, which they did on 31 August 1971. They first lived in the St. Regis Hotel on 5th Avenue, East 55th Street, and then moved to a street-level flat at 105 Bank Street, Greenwich Village, New York City, on 16 October 1971. After a robbery, they relocated to the more secure Dakota at 1 West 72nd Street, in February 1973.[147]

May Pang/The "Lost Weekend"

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May Pang.
.In June 1973, as Lennon was about to record Mind Games, Ono decided that she and Lennon should separate.^ After they resumed their commercial recording career on August 4, 1980, John Lennon and Yoko Ono went public again.

^ Drowning his sorrows at the bar while separated from wife Yoko Ono in 1973, John chose as his drinking buddies some of the recording industry's most seasoned tipplers, including Ringo Starr, Keith Moon, and Harry Nilsson.

^ In his separation from Yoko Ono, John Lennon reunited with one of his old Beatles buddies, Ringo Starr.

Ono suggested that he take their personal assistant, May Pang, as a companion.[148] .Lennon soon moved to California with Pang, and embarked upon an eighteen-month period he would later call his "Lost Weekend".[124] While Lennon and Pang were living in Los Angeles, Lennon's drunken behaviour was widely reported by the media.^ It was the lost weekend that lasted 18 months.
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^ From now on, therefore, he would call himself John Ono Lennon.

^ On April 23 the Lennons flew to Los Angeles in order to undergo a four-month psychiatric course under Dr. Arthur Janov.

.Lennon took the opportunity to mend fences with the other Beatles and get reacquainted with his son, Julian, whom he had not seen in four years.^ After all, it took 13 years with John Lennon.
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^ "I was closer to him than I was to any other Beatle; I had known him intimately for around four years, which is a long time in a young life, and I was fond of him and had much respect for him."

^ LENNON: My son Julian came in one day with a picture he painted about a school friend of his named Lucy.
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[149]
.In May 1974, Lennon and Pang returned to New York where Lennon began work on Walls and Bridges.^ Following John's return to New York, he and Yoko recruited many top session musicians and technicians, and booked studio time at the Hit Factory.

^ Born in Fort Worth, Texas, but now living in Hawaii, Chapman had flown to New York with the specific aim of coming face to face with John Lennon.

^ LENNON: That was written by Paul when we were in New York forming Apple, and he first met Linda.
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.On the evening of 23 August 1974, both Lennon and Pang claimed to have seen a UFO in the sky from their balcony.^ LENNON: No, I stopped listening to Dylan with both ears after "Highway 64" [sic] and "Blonde on Blonde," and even then it was because George would sit me down and make me listen.
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^ Mount Pleasant, the former registry office where, on August 23, 1962, John Lennon wed Cynthia Powell.

.Lennon mentioned the sighting in the booklet accompanying the Walls and Bridges album.^ He had ample opportunity to display his wit during the promotion of the Walls and Bridges album, when he made live broadcasts on a number of radio stations.

^ A painting he did here at age 11 in 1952 later adorned the sleeve of his Walls and Bridges album.

[150] .When Lennon lost a bet to Elton John and joined him on stage at Madison Square Garden in November 1974, Ono was in the audience.^ John Lennon's 1971 single Power to the People grew out of the activism stage of his career.

^ Some of the John Lennon stories that have surfaced since his death are emphatic enough to have booked him a permanent place in either Heaven or Hell.

^ John Lennon's 1968 drug conviction came back to haunt him in May 1969, when the U.S. authorities refused to grant him a visitor's visa.

[151] .Although Lennon would later claim he had no idea she was there, it was he who arranged for her seats.^ Mark Chapman would later be diagnosed by psychiatrists as a paranoid schizophrenic -- someone who had come to imagine that he himself was John Lennon, and who was only prevented from assuming this role on a full-time basis by the existence of the man himself.

^ If they did not suppress renewable energy technologies, there would be no pollution, plenty of food for all and a higher standard of living for everybody.
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^ There was also the image of the female who would someday come save me -- a "girl with kaleidoscope eyes" who would come out of the sky.
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[151]

Sean Lennon

.Lennon and Ono reconciled in 1975. Their son, Sean Lennon, was born on Lennon's 35th birthday, 9 October 1975. After Sean's birth, the couple lived in relative seclusion at the Dakota in New York.^ The Lennon half of the couple was born in October 1940.
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^ And I soon found myself in New York, passing through the ominous gates and numerous security check points at the Lennons' headquarters, the famed Dakota apartment building on Central Park West, where the couple dwells and where Yoko Ono holds court beginning at eight o'clock every morning.
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^ Real Name: John Winston Ono Lennon Profile: Born 9 October 1940 in Liverpool, Lancashire, UK Died 8 December 1980 in New York, NY, USA Inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1987.
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Lennon retired from music to become a househusband caring for their child. .He cited many reasons for his hiatus from music: he had been under contract since he was 22 years old and he was now free from obligation; rock and roll was not as interesting as it once was; and, because of his limited relationship with his first son, he decided to devote all his time to Sean.^ I had been under obligation or contract from the time I was 22 until well into my 30s.
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^ For the first time since 1962 John wasn't obliged to enter a recording studio, and the last time that he did so for four years was in April 1976, when he played piano on "Cookin' (In the Kitchen of Love)," a song that he had written especially for Ringo's Rotogravure, the new album by his old colleague Ringo Starr.

^ These lyrics, together with the song's complicated musical structures, were a million miles away from the likes of "She Loves You," recorded less than three years before, and the straightforward rock 'n' roll songs of the 1950s that had inspired the Beatles in the first place.

[25]

Julian Lennon

.Lennon's relationship with his first son was always strained.^ John Lennon knew he was not a perfect father for his first son, Julian (pictured), so he pledged to be better to his second, Sean, just before his own father died.

.After Lennon and Ono moved to New York, Julian would not see his father again until 1973.[152] With Pang's encouragement, it was arranged for Julian (and Powell) to visit Lennon in Los Angeles, where they went to Disneyland.^ Each time he completed a piece, he would phone Yoko in New York and tell her about it.

^ From now on, therefore, he would call himself John Ono Lennon.

^ On April 23 the Lennons flew to Los Angeles in order to undergo a four-month psychiatric course under Dr. Arthur Janov.

[153] .Julian started to see his father more regularly, and played drums on "Ya Ya" from Lennon's 1974 album Walls and Bridges.^ He had ample opportunity to display his wit during the promotion of the Walls and Bridges album, when he made live broadcasts on a number of radio stations.

^ A painting he did here at age 11 in 1952 later adorned the sleeve of his Walls and Bridges album.

^ John Lennon knew he was not a perfect father for his first son, Julian (pictured), so he pledged to be better to his second, Sean, just before his own father died.

[154][155] .Lennon also bought Julian a Gibson Les Paul guitar, and a drum machine for Christmas in 1973, and encouraged Julian's interest in music by showing him some chords.^ Some of the John Lennon stories that have surfaced since his death are emphatic enough to have booked him a permanent place in either Heaven or Hell.

^ That's why I asked him to show me some of his poetry, which I'd heard about.

^ Making music was what he enjoyed most, and it was now beginning to dawn on him that this would probably be his only route to some sort of success.

[156][157] "Dad and I got on a great deal better then," recalls Julian. "We had a lot of fun, laughed a lot and had a great time in general when he was with May Pang. .My memories of that time with Dad and May are very clear - they were the happiest time I can remember with them."^ ONO: I am very clear about my emotions in that area.
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^ They enjoyed the stir that their little hoax created but privately, however, they were going through a very difficult time.

[158]
.In his 1980 Playboy interview, Lennon was quoted as saying: "Sean was a planned child, and therein lies the difference.^ Sean is a planned child, and therein lies the difference.
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^ Sean now has plenty of child companionship, which everybody says is important, but he also is with adults a lot.
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^ "We said, 'We ain't buying this,' " John told Playboy interviewer David Sheff in 1980.

.I don't love Julian any less as a child.^ I don't love Julian any less as a child.
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.He's still my son, whether he came from a bottle of whiskey or because they didn't have pills in those days.^ He's still my son, whether he came from a bottle of whiskey or because they didn't have pills in those days.
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^ When the opportunity came to give them five percent each of Maclen, it was because of me they got it.
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^ Do we have to do the walking on water again because a whole pile of dummies didn't see it the first time, or didn't believe it when they saw it?
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.He's here, he belongs to me, and he always will."^ He's here, he belongs to me and he always will.
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[25] .In an interview shortly before his death, Lennon said he was trying to re-establish a connection with the then 17-year-old Julian, and confidently predicted that "Julian and I will have a relationship in the future."^ Julian and I will have a relationship in the future.
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^ LENNON: He said it was written about Julian.
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^ Shortly before his death, in a Playboy interview in which he reflected on years of challenge, celebrity, and creativity, John said, "I've done more in my life than most people would do in ten."

.Both Julian and Sean Lennon went on to have recording careers years after their father's death.^ After they resumed their commercial recording career on August 4, 1980, John Lennon and Yoko Ono went public again.

^ Richard Buskin "Kenwood" is the luxury home where John, Cynthia and Julian Lennon lived throughout the Beatlemania years.

^ John Lennon knew he was not a perfect father for his first son, Julian (pictured), so he pledged to be better to his second, Sean, just before his own father died.

[159] After Lennon's death, it was revealed that Julian was not mentioned in Lennon's will.[160] It was said that Ono gave Julian £20 million, which Julian refuted by saying that it was minimal compared to the figure reported.[124]

The former Beatles

.Although his friendship with Ringo Starr would remain consistently warm, Lennon's public feelings towards his other fellow Beatles would often vary.^ Richard "Ringo Starr" Starkey was at that time a competent but unremarkable drummer playing with Rory Storm and the Hurricanes, someone who had become friendly with the Beatles in Hamburg.

^ The British press and public, on the other hand, had a distinctly different impression of her, especially while John was still with the Beatles.

^ In his separation from Yoko Ono, John Lennon reunited with one of his old Beatles buddies, Ringo Starr.

.He was close to Harrison after the initial break-up, but the two had drifted apart after Lennon moved to America.^ John Lennon, who was always on the lookout for something new, for some excitement to break up the boredom, took to it like a duck to water.

^ Say what you will about yoko breaking up he beatles She was also John Lennons muse and his post beatles Life wouldnt have been as politically charged without her.
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.In December 1974, Harrison was in New York for his Dark Horse tour, and Lennon agreed to join him on stage.^ Born in Fort Worth, Texas, but now living in Hawaii, Chapman had flown to New York with the specific aim of coming face to face with John Lennon.

^ One such occasion was his appearance on New York's WNEW-FM, when he sat in on Dennis Elsas's afternoon show on Saturday, September 28, 1974.

^ Making his way back to New York in June of 1974, John began to take some positive steps with regard to his own career.

.However, an argument ensued over Lennon's refusal to sign the agreement that would legally dissolve The Beatles partnership (meant to be at New York's Plaza Hotel on 19 December) and Lennon never appeared.^ Each time he completed a piece, he would phone Yoko in New York and tell her about it.

^ In the White House, President Jimmy Carter said, "John Lennon helped create the mood and the music of the time," while the Beatles' New York concert promoter, Sid Bernstein, described John as "the Bach, Beethoven, the Rachmaninoff of our time."

^ Born in Fort Worth, Texas, but now living in Hawaii, Chapman had flown to New York with the specific aim of coming face to face with John Lennon.

.(Lennon would eventually sign the papers in Walt Disney World in Florida, while on holiday there with Pang and Julian.^ Afterwards, a beaming John told the assembled press men, "If there were more leaders like Mr. Trudeau, the world would have peace.

[149]) .In 1980, after Harrison released an autobiography called I Me Mine, Lennon was angered that he was not properly acknowledged and issued some stinging remarks voicing his displeasure.^ In a 1980 interview with the BBC's Andy Peebles, John Lennon commented, "At the end of Rock 'n' Roll, on a track called "Just Because" ...

^ So it was that, with Ringo Starr as the newest Beatle, a simple Lennon-Paul McCartney composition called "Love Me Do" was released in Britain in October 1962.

[25]
Lennon's most intense feelings were reserved for McCartney. .In addition to "How Do You Sleep?", Lennon would argue with McCartney through the press for three years after the group split.^ LENNON: What would you suggest I do?
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^ Musically, by the time the Beatles hit America they were in full flow, and the group was riding the crest of a wave on the back of new Lennon-McCartney hits such as "I Want To Hold Your Hand," "She Loves You," "All My Loving," and "From Me To You."

^ An offhand reaction to a traumatic situation was typical of John Lennon, for this habit would repeat itself time and again throughout the years.

.In 1974, the two men would become close again, and even played together for the only time since the Beatles split (see A Toot and a Snore in '74).^ Yet, by the time of his death, he had taped it only a few times at home on a cassette recorder, singing and playing the piano, backed by a beat coming out of a rhythm box.

^ Richard "Ringo Starr" Starkey was at that time a competent but unremarkable drummer playing with Rory Storm and the Hurricanes, someone who had become friendly with the Beatles in Hamburg.

^ "Even though John was one of the most popular men in the world for quite a long time, surprisingly enough he had no real close friends outside of the Beatles themselves and their very tight-knit circle," asserts Shotton.

In later years, the two grew apart again. .Lennon said that the last time McCartney had visited they watched the episode of Saturday Night Live in which Lorne Michaels made a $3,000 cash offer to get The Beatles to reunite on the show.^ Musically, by the time the Beatles hit America they were in full flow, and the group was riding the crest of a wave on the back of new Lennon-McCartney hits such as "I Want To Hold Your Hand," "She Loves You," "All My Loving," and "From Me To You."

^ The spirits all go to hell for varying amounts of time before being put back on earth until they fully reconnect with god while living.
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^ Writer Anthony Fawcett, in his book, John Lennon One Day at a Time , recounted what happened next: "I don't think the Queen will be embarrassed," said John.

[161] .They had considered going to the studio to appear as a joke, attempting to claim their share of the money, but were too tired.^ "She considered herself, quite rightly, to be as good as anybody else whether they be male or female, and she was damned well not going to be treated like a 'Beatles woman.'

^ "He told me that when they had left the place to go to Hamburg, they did so without paying their share of the rent, and so Rod was left to pay this for them.

[25] This event was fictionalised in the 2000 television film, Two of Us.[162]
.Lennon always felt a musical competitiveness with McCartney and kept an ear on his music.^ In a 1987 interview, Beatles' record producer George Martin said, "As far as the music was concerned, John Lennon was always looking for the impossible, the unattainable.

.During his "retirement", Lennon was content to sit back as long as McCartney was producing "garbage".[163] In 1980, McCartney released "Coming Up", and Lennon took notice.^ Nothing would have changed if I had come back as Mrs. Lennon again.
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^ During early 1971, a noticeable shift of emphasis took place in the political beliefs of John Lennon and Yoko Ono.

^ In early 1964, urged on by Beatles manager Brian Epstein, John Lennon delved back into his past to come up with a volume of his poems and drawings, called In His Own Write.

."I can't get that song out of my head," he would jokingly complain, and felt compelled to record again.^ After Spector had eventually returned the tapes to John and John had listened to them, he decided that if the record was to be salvaged then most of the out-of-tune material from 1973 would have to be re-recorded.

^ I call it crap, so pull your heads out of your asses and join the team, And don’t give me any s--- because i got chunks of guys like you in my stool!
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^ "When his records came on the wireless, my mother would start dancing around, she thought they were so good.

[25][163]
.Perhaps most telling was Lennon's summation of his artistic collaborations: "I only ever asked two people to work with me as a partner...one was Paul McCartney, and the other Yoko Ono.^ LENNON: Only dead people in books.
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^ LENNON: Most people don't live with Yoko Ono.
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^ Many people viewed John Lennon and Yoko Ono as clowns.

That's not bad, is it?"[164]
.In 1980, Lennon was asked whether the group were dreaded enemies or the best of friends.^ And believing that is what made us what we were -- whether we call it the best rock-'n'-roll group or the best pop group or whatever.
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^ PLAYBOY: We're asking because there's always a lot of speculation about whether the Fab Four are dreaded enemies or the best of friends.
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^ LENNON: Some of my best friends are organs---- .
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He replied that they were neither, and that he had not seen any of them in a long time. .But he also said, "I still love those guys.^ I still love those guys.
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^ In the Eighties, they'll be asking, "Why are those guys still together?
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.The Beatles are over, but John, Paul, George and Ringo go on."^ George Harrison with a pre-Beatle Ringo Starr at The Cavern Club, 1961.

^ So the deejay says, "I want to thank John, Paul, George and Ringo for not getting back together and spoiling a good thing."
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^ In his separation from Yoko Ono, John Lennon reunited with one of his old Beatles buddies, Ringo Starr.

[25]

Political activism

Anti-war activities

Lennon and Ono sit in front of flowers and placards bearing the word "peace." Lennon is only partly visible, and he holds an acoustic guitar. Ono wears a white dress, and there is a hanging microphone in front of her. In the foreground of the image are three men, one of them a guitarist facing away, and a woman.
Recording "Give Peace a Chance" with Yoko Ono and Timothy Leary (centre)
.Lennon and Ono used their honeymoon at the Amsterdam Hilton, in March 1969, as a "Bed-in for Peace" that attracted worldwide media coverage.^ Five days later the newlyweds moved into Room 902 of the Hilton Hotel in Amsterdam, Holland, and embarked on a seven-day "bed-in" for peace.

^ John Lennon and Yoko Ono intended to use one of the results of this November 1980 photo session for their Christmas card that year.

^ John Lennon and Yoko Ono Push for Peace .

[124] .At the second "Bed-in" in Montreal, in June 1969, they recorded "Give Peace a Chance" in their hotel room at The Queen Elizabeth.^ Regardless, he and Yoko wanted to carry their message of love and peace to the Americans, so they held their second bed-in at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Canada.

^ Five days later the newlyweds moved into Room 902 of the Hilton Hotel in Amsterdam, Holland, and embarked on a seven-day "bed-in" for peace.

^ Here, she talks to Andrew Smith about marriage, art and inner peace Give Peace A Chance Listen To Yoko's New Version .
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.The song was sung by a quarter million demonstrators in Washington, D.C. at the second Vietnam Moratorium Day, on 15 October 1969.[165] When Lennon and Ono moved to New York City in August 1971, they befriended peace activists Jerry Rubin and Abbie Hoffman.^ Basing themselves after a few months in a two-room apartment at 155 Bank Street in the West Village, they were soon surrounded by all manner of political radicals, including Abbie Hoffman, "Yippie" leader Jerry Rubin, rock "activist" David Peel, and Black Panther chairman Bobby Seale.

^ John Lennon intended the song "Woman" for all women, not just his wife, Yoko Ono.

^ Born in Fort Worth, Texas, but now living in Hawaii, Chapman had flown to New York with the specific aim of coming face to face with John Lennon.

.Lennon performed at the "Free John Sinclair" concert in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on 10 December 1971.[166] Sinclair was an anti-war activist, co-founder of the White Panther Party and poet who was serving ten years in state prison for selling two joints of marijuana to an undercover policeman after a series of previous convictions for possession of marijuana.^ John Lennon's 1971 single Power to the People grew out of the activism stage of his career.

^ An offhand reaction to a traumatic situation was typical of John Lennon, for this habit would repeat itself time and again throughout the years.

^ Northern Ireland, Women's Liberation, the imprisonment of left-wing radicals John Sinclair and Angela Davis, and the Attica State Prison shootings.

[167] .Lennon and Ono appeared on stage with David Peel, Phil Ochs, Stevie Wonder and other musicians, plus anti-war radical and Yippie member, Jerry Rubin, and Bobby Seale of the Black Panthers.^ Basing themselves after a few months in a two-room apartment at 155 Bank Street in the West Village, they were soon surrounded by all manner of political radicals, including Abbie Hoffman, "Yippie" leader Jerry Rubin, rock "activist" David Peel, and Black Panther chairman Bobby Seale.

^ Instead, each member was only really interested in recording his own songs, and casting the other three in the subordinate roles of session musicians.

^ John Lennon, on the other hand, gave the world a huge catalog of wonderful music (not in everyone’s opinion but to many), promoted peace and love and lived a life of peace and love.
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[168] .Lennon performed the song, "John Sinclair", which he had just written, calling on the authorities to "Let him be, set him free, let him be like you and me". Some 20,000 people attended the rally, and three days after the concert the State of Michigan released Sinclair from prison.^ He died for you just like He died for me.
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^ Let's start with you, John.
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^ It’s bad enough that racists and bigots frequent this forum at times, so I try to be nice to the thumpers, but when you start condemning someone like John Lennon, it just riles me, ya know?
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[169] .This performance was released on the two-CD John Lennon Anthology (1998) and the album Acoustic (2004).^ PLAYBOY: Yoko, the single you and John released from your album seems to be looking toward the future.
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^ John Lennon CDs .
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^ More John Lennon CDs .
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.Lennon later performed the song on The David Frost Show accompanied by Ono and Jerry Rubin.^ John Lennon intended the song "Woman" for all women, not just his wife, Yoko Ono.

^ LENNON: "Imagine," "Love" and those Plastic Ono Band songs stand up to any song that was written when I was a Beatle.
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^ John Lennon won back Yoko Ono's love with a song from his Beatle days.

[166] According to former MI5 intelligence officer David Shayler, Lennon gave financial aid to the Irish Republican Army, a claim which Sinn Féin have neither substantiated or denied.[170] .The "financial aid" was likely in the form of Lennon's paying for the funerals of the Bloody Sunday casualties, as mentioned in A&E Biography's program about him.^ I could see he was really upset and I felt terrible, because I really cared about him and I didn't want him to not like me.

^ Within the first hour of the interview, Lennon put every one of my preconceived ideas about him to rest.
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^ I said 'I like him,' and he said, 'What about asking him to join the band then?'

Deportation attempt

.In 1972, the Nixon Administration tried to have Lennon deported from the US, as Richard Nixon believed that Lennon's proactive anti-war activities and support for George McGovern could cost him re-election.^ Just about the only family members giving their full support to John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison's musical activities in their teenage years were George's parents and the ever-helpful Julia Lennon, John's biological mother.

[171] Republican Senator Strom Thurmond suggested, in a February 1972 memo, that "deportation would be a strategic counter-measure" against Lennon.[172] .The next month the Immigration and Naturalization Service began deportation proceedings against Lennon, arguing that his 1968 misdemeanor conviction for cannabis possession in London had made him ineligible for admission to the US. Lennon spent the next four years in deportation hearings.^ On April 23 the Lennons flew to Los Angeles in order to undergo a four-month psychiatric course under Dr. Arthur Janov.

^ The home life was not for him, and in spite of the occasional visit and the odd postcard, there was little sign of the elder Lennon over the next few years as he sailed his way around Canada, France, Italy and North Africa.

^ Earlier in the year, he and wife Yoko Ono had been served with deportation orders on the grounds of John's 1968 cannabis conviction, but what he didn't realize at the time was that the moves to oust him were being directed by the top man in the land.

[87] .While his deportation battle continued, Lennon appeared at rallies in New York City and on TV shows, including a week hosting the Mike Douglas Show in February 1972, where Jerry Rubin and Bobby Seale appeared as his guests.^ Born in Fort Worth, Texas, but now living in Hawaii, Chapman had flown to New York with the specific aim of coming face to face with John Lennon.

^ Although by 1964 they were rarely composing side by side, "Lennon-McCartney" continued to appear under each title until the Beatles split in 1969.

^ LENNON: That was written by Paul when we were in New York forming Apple, and he first met Linda.
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[173]
.On 23 March 1973, Lennon was ordered to leave the US within 60 days, while Ono was granted permanent residence.^ On April 23 the Lennons flew to Los Angeles in order to undergo a four-month psychiatric course under Dr. Arthur Janov.

^ John Lennon won back Yoko Ono's love with a song from his Beatle days.

[174] .In response, Lennon and Ono held a press conference at the New York chapter of the American Bar Association on 1 April 1973 to announce the formation of the conceptual state of "Nutopia"; a place with "no land, no boundaries, no passports, only people", and all of its inhabitants would be ambassadors.^ Each time he completed a piece, he would phone Yoko in New York and tell her about it.

^ From now on, therefore, he would call himself John Ono Lennon.

^ John Lennon intended the song "Woman" for all women, not just his wife, Yoko Ono.

[175] The Lennons asked for political asylum in the US while waving the white flag of Nutopia; two white handkerchiefs. The entire press conference can be seen in the 2006 documentary, The U.S. vs. John Lennon.[176] In June 1973, Lennon and Ono made their last political statement by attending the Watergate hearings in Washington, D.C.[177]
.Lennon's order of deportation was overturned in 1975. In 1976, Lennon's US immigration status was finally resolved favourably, and he received his green card.^ John Lennon's battle to remain in the United States reached a happy conclusion on July 27, 1976, when he was finally awarded his Green Card and told the press, "It's great to be legal again."

^ On October 7 the New York State Supreme Court voted by two to one to reverse the deportation order against John, while instructing the Immigration Service to reconsider his request for resident status.

^ Memos and reports flew back and forth between senators, the FBI, and the U.S. immigration office, all revolving around the paranoid order to "get Lennon out."

Nixon's successor, Gerald Ford, showed little interest in continuing the battle. .When Jimmy Carter was inaugurated as president on 19 January 1977, Lennon and Ono attended the Inaugural Ball.^ Don't expect Jimmy Carter or Ronald Reagan or John Lennon or Yoko Ono or Bob Dylan or Jesus Christ to come and do it for you.
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^ A few months after attending the inauguration gala of President Jimmy Carter in Washington D.C., John and Yoko Ono, together with their son Sean, flew to Japan for an extended vacation.

^ In the White House, President Jimmy Carter said, "John Lennon helped create the mood and the music of the time," while the Beatles' New York concert promoter, Sid Bernstein, described John as "the Bach, Beethoven, the Rachmaninoff of our time."

[178]

FBI surveillance and de-classified documents

.After Lennon's death, historian Jon Wiener filed a Freedom of Information Act request for FBI files on Lennon,[179] which document the Bureau's role in the Nixon Administration attempt to deport Lennon in 1972 to stop his anti-war campaign before the Nixon re-election campaign.^ John Lennon FBI Files .
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[180] The FBI admitted it had 281 pages of files on Lennon but refused to release most of them, they contained "national security" information. In 1983, Wiener sued the FBI with the help of the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California. It took 14 years of litigation to force the FBI to release the withheld pages.[181] .The ACLU, representing Wiener, won a favourable decision in their suit against the FBI in the Ninth Circuit in 1991.[182] The Justice Department appealed the decision to the Supreme Court in April, 1992, but the court declined to review the case.^ ONO: Allen called up one day, saying I won the court case.
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[183] The Justice Department settled most of the outstanding issues in the case outside the court in 1997, when most all of the contested documents but 10 were released,[184] respecting President Bill Clinton's new rule that documents should be withheld only if releasing them would involve "foreseeable harm."[183] In January 2000, Wiener published a book titled Gimme Some Truth: The John Lennon FBI Files which contains facsimiles of the documents, including "lengthy reports by confidential informants detailing the daily lives of anti-war activists, memos to the White House, transcripts of TV shows on which Lennon appeared, and a proposal that Lennon be arrested by local police on drug charges".[179][185] The story is told in the documentary The U.S. vs. John Lennon. The final ten documents in Lennon's FBI file, which had been withheld as containing "national security information provided by a foreign government under an explicit promise of confidentiality," and reported on Lennon's ties with London anti-war activists in 1971, were released in December 2006.[186][187][188]

Drugs and meditation

.Lennon was first given drugs in Hamburg, as The Beatles had to play long sets and were often given Preludin by customers or by Astrid Kirchherr, whose mother bought them for her.^ Richard "Ringo Starr" Starkey was at that time a competent but unremarkable drummer playing with Rory Storm and the Hurricanes, someone who had become friendly with the Beatles in Hamburg.

^ Over the years, he's been able to see through the Beatle image and to see through the image that his mother will have given him, subconsciously or consciously.
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^ LENNON: I don't know whether this will gel for you: When the Beatles played in America for the first time, they played pure craftsmanship.
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[189] .McCartney would usually take one, but Lennon would often take four or five, and later took amphetamines called "Black Bombers" and "Purple Hearts".[189][190] The Beatles first smoked marijuana with Bob Dylan in New York in 1964; Dylan mistakenly interpreted the lyric "I can't hide" from "I Want to Hold Your Hand" as "I get high" and presumed that The Beatles were already familiar with the drug.^ LENNON: They want to hold on to something they never had in the first place.
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^ Each Beatle had four or five people working.
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^ Musically, by the time the Beatles hit America they were in full flow, and the group was riding the crest of a wave on the back of new Lennon-McCartney hits such as "I Want To Hold Your Hand," "She Loves You," "All My Loving," and "From Me To You."

[191][192] Lennon later said that, during the filming of Help! in 1965, The Beatles "smoked marijuana for breakfast", and that other people had trouble talking to them "because we were just all glazed eyes, giggling all the time".[25]
.In a 1995 interview, Cynthia said there were problems throughout their marriage because of the pressures of The Beatles' fame and rigorous touring, and because of Lennon's increasing use of drugs.^ I don't believe in John Lennon, Beatle, being any different from anyone else, because I know he's not ...

^ In a 1980 interview with the BBC's Andy Peebles, John Lennon commented, "At the end of Rock 'n' Roll, on a track called "Just Because" ...

^ In a 1987 interview, Beatles' record producer George Martin said, "As far as the music was concerned, John Lennon was always looking for the impossible, the unattainable.

[193] .During his first marriage Lennon tried LSD, and read The Psychedelic Experience by Timothy Leary, Richard Alpert, and Ralph Metzner, which was based on, and quoted from, the Tibetan Book of the Dead.^ LENNON: Only dead people in books.
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[194][195] .He later used heroin, and wrote about the withdrawal symptoms he experienced in "Cold Turkey".[196] On 24 August 1967, The Beatles met the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi at the London Hilton, and later went to Bangor in North Wales, to attend a weekend of personal instruction.^ PLAYBOY: How about "Cold Turkey?"
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[197] .The time Lennon later spent in India at the Maharishi's ashram was productive, as most of the songs recorded for The Beatles, and Abbey Road were composed there by Lennon and McCartney.^ LENNON: We recorded the song twice.
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^ Musically, by the time the Beatles hit America they were in full flow, and the group was riding the crest of a wave on the back of new Lennon-McCartney hits such as "I Want To Hold Your Hand," "She Loves You," "All My Loving," and "From Me To You."

^ There ain't one of them I wouldn't remake -- including all the Beatles records and all my individual ones.
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[198] Although later turning against the Maharishi, Lennon still advocated meditation when interviewed.[199] .In 1968, Cynthia Lennon went on vacation to Greece, leaving Lennon at Kenwood with Pete Shotton; his school friend and so-called assistant.^ LENNON: My son Julian came in one day with a picture he painted about a school friend of his named Lucy.
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^ LENNON: I never went to high school reunions.
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^ When my contacts with the Lennon-Ono organization began, one of Ono's assistants called me, asking, seriously, "What's your sign?"
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Humour

Lennon was known, especially during Beatlemania, for his sense of humour. .During live performances of "I Want to Hold Your Hand", Lennon often changed the words to "I want to hold your gland", because of the difficulty hearing the vocals above the noise of screaming audiences.^ Musically, by the time the Beatles hit America they were in full flow, and the group was riding the crest of a wave on the back of new Lennon-McCartney hits such as "I Want To Hold Your Hand," "She Loves You," "All My Loving," and "From Me To You."

^ LENNON: As I said, I had already begun to want to leave, but when I met Yoko is like when you meet your first woman.
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^ John turned and looked at him, and he was just holding the album with two hands, and John said, 'Do you want that signed?'

.At the Royal Variety Show in 1963—in the presence of members of the British royalty—Lennon told the audience, "For our next song, I'd like to ask for your help.^ LENNON: As I said, I had already begun to want to leave, but when I met Yoko is like when you meet your first woman.
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^ If you don’t like their music that’s one thing, but to state that they were a 2nd rate band shows your astounding ignorance.
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^ I threw in a few one-liners to help the song along, because that's what he asked for.
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For the people in the cheaper seats, clap your hands... and the rest of you, if you'll just rattle your jewellery."[200]
During the "Get Back" sessions, Lennon introduced "Dig a Pony" by shouting, "I dig a pygmy by Charles Hawtrey and the Deaf Aids; phase one in which Doris gets her oats!" The phrase was later edited to precede "Two of Us" on Let It Be. Lennon often counter-pointed McCartney's upbeat lyrics, as in "Getting Better":
McCartney: "I've got to admit it's getting better, a little better, all the time."
Lennon: "Can't get no worse."[201]
.Lennon appeared in various television comedy shows, such as the Morecambe and Wise show with the rest of The Beatles, and played a doorman in a gents' toilet in Not Only But Also.^ Although by 1964 they were rarely composing side by side, "Lennon-McCartney" continued to appear under each title until the Beatles split in 1969.

^ LENNON: I don't know whether this will gel for you: When the Beatles played in America for the first time, they played pure craftsmanship.
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^ These are the sort of mid-period Lennon/Beatle numbers that, since his death, have been the most frequently played radio-reminders of him.

[202][203] Lennon's humour could also be sarcastic, such as when Brian Epstein asked Lennon for a title for Epstein's autobiography, and Lennon answered: "How about Queer Jew ?"[204] When Lennon heard that the title of the book would be A Cellarful of Noise, he said to a friend: "More like A Cellarful of Boys".[205]
.In 1967, Lennon appeared in the British black comedy How I Won the War.^ "I was always waiting for a reason to get out of the Beatles from the day I filmed How I Won the War ," he told Newsweek's Barbara Graustark in 1980.

^ After the band had ended its final tour, he took up movie director Richard Lester's offer to appear in his picture, How I Won the War, being shot in West Germany and Spain.

^ John Lennon, in full battle gear, plays the part of Private Gripweed in How I Won The War .

It was his only non–Beatles film role.
In a televised news conference in 1976, immediately following his obtaining his Green Card, Lennon was asked by a reporter if he held any animosity towards the Nixon administration for trying to deport him, to which he grinned and swiftly shot back "Time wounds all heels".[176]

Writing and art

.Lennon started writing and drawing early in life, with encouragement from his uncle George, and created his own comic strip in his school book, which he called "The Daily Howl". It contained drawings—frequently of crippled people—and satirical writings, often with a play on words.^ The cover of each book would bear the title The Daily Howl , and these would then be passed around, under the desks, to the delight of his schoolmates (and, quite often, the teachers, as well).

^ Here John would spend his days playing with friends, indulging his passion for drawing and, after Uncle George had taught him how, reading books and newspapers in his small bedroom above the front porch.

^ In early 1964, urged on by Beatles manager Brian Epstein, John Lennon delved back into his past to come up with a volume of his poems and drawings, called In His Own Write.

.Lennon wrote a weather report saying, "Tomorrow will be Muggy, followed by Tuggy, Wuggy and Thuggy."^ So it was that the then-popular Davy Crockett was lampooned in The Story of Davy Crutch-Head , while other little gems included Tales of Hermit Fred and The Land of the Lunapots , as well as a weather report stating that "Tomorrow will be Muggy ...

^ Tuggy, Wuggy and Thuggy."

[206][207] He often drew caricatures of his school teachers, and when he was in Hamburg he sent love poems and drawings to Cynthia (his future wife) once writing, "Our first Christmas, I love you, yes, yes, yes."[208]
When Liverpool's Mersey Beat magazine was founded, Lennon was asked to contribute. .His first piece was about the origins of The Beatles: "A man appeared on a flaming pie, and said you are Beatles with an 'A'."[209] The first two books by Lennon are examples of literary nonsense: In His Own Write (1964) and A Spaniard in the Works (1965).^ Pressured to write another book after the success of "In His Own Write," John Lennon released "A Spaniard in the Works" by July of 1965.

^ "Beatles bonfires" at which records, books, and other merchandise relating to the group were tossed into the flames by people smiling into the assembled press and TV cameras.

^ Writer Anthony Fawcett, in his book, John Lennon One Day at a Time , recounted what happened next: "I don't think the Queen will be embarrassed," said John.

.Ono later allowed the works of Lennon to be published after his death: Skywriting by Word of Mouth (1986) and Ai: Japan Through John Lennon's Eyes: A Personal Sketchbook (1992), which contained Lennon's drawings illustrating the definitions of Japanese words.^ John Lennon Escapes through LSD .

^ After his death, these would be collected and published in a volume called Skywriting By Word of Mouth.

^ From now on, therefore, he would call himself John Ono Lennon.

.Real Love: The Drawings for Sean followed in 1999. The Beatles Anthology included writing and drawings by Lennon.^ In early 1964, urged on by Beatles manager Brian Epstein, John Lennon delved back into his past to come up with a volume of his poems and drawings, called In His Own Write.

[210] .Lennon's love of nonsense language was influenced by his appreciation for Stanley Unwin.^ Julia Lennon (born Stanley) was a carefree, fun-loving woman.

[211]

Pseudonyms

.Throughout his solo career, Lennon appeared on his own albums (as well as those of other artists, like Elton John) under such pseudonyms as Dr Winston O'Boogie, Mel Torment (a play on singer Mel Tormé), and The Reverend Fred Gherkin.^ PLAYBOY: But what about the charge that John Lennon is under Yoko's spell, under her control?
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^ John Lennon's 1971 single Power to the People grew out of the activism stage of his career.

^ On April 23 the Lennons flew to Los Angeles in order to undergo a four-month psychiatric course under Dr. Arthur Janov.

In the short-lived 1968 supergroup The Dirty Mac, Lennon performed under the name Winston Leg-Thigh. .He appeared as John O'Cean and Joel Nohnn on Ono's albums, and he and Ono (as Ada Gherkin "ate a gherkin", and other sobriquets) also travelled under such names, thus avoiding unwanted public attention.^ John Lennon's film projects with Yoko Ono were a far cry from straightforward Beatles' films such as Help!

^ Not many recording artists could have gotten away with work of such a personal nature as John Lennon's Plastic Ono Band album, but John's talent and basic integrity allowed him to pull it off.

^ In the New York Times of Sunday, May 27, 1979, a full-page advertisement appeared under the heading, "A Love Letter From John and Yoko.

[212]
Lennon also named his session musicians under various different band names during his career, including:
  • The Plastic Ono Band (for the Plastic Ono Band album)
  • The Plastic Ono Band with the Flux Fiddlers (Imagine)
  • The Plastic Ono Elephant's Memory Band (One-to-One Concert)
  • The Plastic U.F.Ono Band (Mind Games)
  • The Plastic Ono Nuclear Band/Little Big Horns and the Philharmanic Orchestrange (Walls and Bridges)

Awards

With The Beatles

  • 1977: Outstanding contribution to music during the past 25 years.[213]
  • 1977: Best British band of the past 25 years.[213]
  • 1977: Best British album of the past 25 years (for Sgt. .Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band).^ Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (CD, Album) .
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    ^ Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (CD, Album, Sli) .
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    ^ Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (CD, Album, RE, Sli) .
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    [213]
  • 1983: Outstanding contribution to music.[213]

Solo career

.
  • 1982 Grammy Award - 1981 Album of the Year (for Double Fantasy)
  • 1982 BRIT Awards - Outstanding contribution to music.^ PLAYBOY: What does the title of your new album, "Double Fantasy," mean?
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    ^ As we were in the middle of this conversation, Chapman came up on John's left and he just held the [ Double Fantasy ] album out.

    ^ The scene was one of domestic bliss, which was the underlying theme presented to the world when the Double Fantasy album was released in November.

    [213]
  • In 2002, a 100 Greatest Britons BBC poll voted Lennon into eighth place.[214]
  • In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine ranked John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band number 22 on its list of "The RS 500 Greatest Albums of All Time". Imagine was ranked number 76.[9]
  • In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked Lennon number 38 on its list of "The Immortals: The Fifty Greatest Artists of All Time".[11]
  • In 2008, Rolling Stone magazine ranked Lennon number five on its list of "100 Greatest Singers of All Time".[12]

Discography

.
  • Unfinished Music No.^ Several months later, the avant-garde records Unfinished Music, No.
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    ^ Label: Released: 5/26/69 More Info Unfinished Music, No.
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    ^ Two Virgins (November 1968) Unfinished Music No.
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    1: Two Virgins
    (with Yoko Ono) (1968)
  • Unfinished Music No.2: Life with the Lions (with Yoko Ono) (1969)
  • Wedding Album (with Yoko Ono) (1969)
  • Live Peace in Toronto 1969 (with Plastic Ono Band) (1969)
  • John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (1970)
  • Imagine (1971)
  • Some Time in New York City (with Yoko Ono) (1972)
  • Mind Games (1973)
  • Walls and Bridges (1974)
  • Rock 'n' Roll (1975)
  • Double Fantasy (with Yoko Ono) (1980)
  • Milk and Honey (with Yoko Ono) (1984)
  • Live in New York City (Recorded live in 1972) (1986)

Musical instruments

.Lennon played various guitars with The Beatles and during his solo career, including the Rickenbacker (four variants thereof), Epiphone Casino, and several Gibson and Fender models.^ LENNON: That's me, including the guitar lick with the first feedback ever recorded.
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^ According to Steve Turner’s The Gospel According to the Beatles, Lennon became born again sometime during his five year withdrawal from the public eye.
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^ LENNON: I don't know whether this will gel for you: When the Beatles played in America for the first time, they played pure craftsmanship.
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His other instrument of choice was piano, on which he also composed many songs. .Lennon's jamming on a piano together with McCartney led to creation of "I Want to Hold Your Hand" in 1963. He also played harmonica, various percussion instruments and flute.^ Musically, by the time the Beatles hit America they were in full flow, and the group was riding the crest of a wave on the back of new Lennon-McCartney hits such as "I Want To Hold Your Hand," "She Loves You," "All My Loving," and "From Me To You."

^ LENNON: As I said, I had already begun to want to leave, but when I met Yoko is like when you meet your first woman.
  • John-Lennon.com - 1980 Playboy Interview With John Lennon And Yoko Ono by David Sheff 14 January 2010 8:21 UTC www.john-lennon.com [Source type: Original source]

^ John turned and looked at him, and he was just holding the album with two hands, and John said, 'Do you want that signed?'

Monuments and sculptures

Statue in John Lennon Park in Havana
Statue of Lennon, bespectacled with long hair, on a park bench. There are red flowers in the statue's lap, and numerous trees are visible in the background.
Statue in John Lennon Park, Havana, Cuba
A statue depicting a young Lennon outside a brick building. Next to the statue are three windows, with two side-by-side above the lower, which bears signage advertising The Cavern Pub.
Statue in Liverpool

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    Rolling Stone. .http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/johnlennon/albums/album/170665/review/5945311/walls_and_bridges.^ Bill Hicks on Billy Ray Cyrus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSm8rAOaLtE .
    • John Lennon On the Myth of Over-population 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Says: December 9th, 2009 at 8:50 pm Rothschild says…The guided tour “I am a guide to the Labyrinth”….???…322 http://www.youtube.com/user/32.....4eP8bGSwXE .
    • John Lennon On the Myth of Over-population 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Says: December 8th, 2009 at 6:00 pm Rothschild says…A nuncio….???…322 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIfHsYWeC1Y .
    • John Lennon On the Myth of Over-population 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Retrieved 28 February 2008
    .
     
  • Ginell, Richard S. (2009). "Milk and Honey Review". Allmusic. .http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:d9frxql5ldae.^ Bill Hicks on Billy Ray Cyrus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSm8rAOaLtE .
    • John Lennon On the Myth of Over-population 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ We will cull the flock soon….???…322 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIfHsYWeC1Y .
    • John Lennon On the Myth of Over-population 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ We win Again ………….wonderful…???…322 http://www.youtube.com/user/32.....kd3hLlvvLw .
    • John Lennon On the Myth of Over-population 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Retrieved 8 October 2009
    .
     
  • "Gold & Platinum Artist Tallies". Recording Industry Association of America. 2010. .http://www.riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php?table=tblArtTal.^ Bill Hicks on Billy Ray Cyrus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSm8rAOaLtE .
    • John Lennon On the Myth of Over-population 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ We will cull the flock soon….???…322 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIfHsYWeC1Y .
    • John Lennon On the Myth of Over-population 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ We win Again ………….wonderful…???…322 http://www.youtube.com/user/32.....kd3hLlvvLw .
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  • Goldman, Albert Harry (2001). .The Lives of John Lennon. 
  • "Grand Jury Indicts Chapman in Lennon Slaying", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 24 December 1980, http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=X1ANAAAAIBAJ&sjid=yW0DAAAAIBAJ&pg=3356,4628713&dq=john-winston-ono-lennon, retrieved 11 December 2008 
  • Harry, Bill (12 March 1964).^ Back to John-Lennon.com .
    • John-Lennon.com - 1980 Playboy Interview With John Lennon And Yoko Ono by David Sheff 14 January 2010 8:21 UTC www.john-lennon.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ John-Lennon.com Site Index .
    • John-Lennon.com - 1980 Playboy Interview With John Lennon And Yoko Ono by David Sheff 14 January 2010 8:21 UTC www.john-lennon.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Real Name: John Winston Ono Lennon Profile: Born 9 October 1940 in Liverpool, Lancashire, UK Died 8 December 1980 in New York, NY, USA Inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1987.
    • John Lennon Discography at Discogs 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

    "The Daily Howl". Mersey Beat. http://triumphpc.com/mersey-beat/archives/dailyhowl.shtml. Retrieved 20 December 2007. 
  • Harry, Bill (2000a). The Beatles Encyclopedia: Revised and Updated. London: Virgin Publishing. ISBN 0-7535-0481-2. 
  • Harry, Bill (2000b). The John Lennon Encyclopedia. London: Virgin. ISBN 0-7355-0404-9. 
  • Harry, Bill (2009). "John Lennon and Blackpool". Mersey Beat. .http://www.triumphpc.com/mersey-beat/beatles/johnlennon-blackpool.shtml.^ Bill Hicks on Billy Ray Cyrus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSm8rAOaLtE .
    • John Lennon On the Myth of Over-population 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ We will cull the flock soon….???…322 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIfHsYWeC1Y .
    • John Lennon On the Myth of Over-population 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ We win Again ………….wonderful…???…322 http://www.youtube.com/user/32.....kd3hLlvvLw .
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    Retrieved 24 September 2009
    .
     
  • Harry, Bill (2009). "John Lennon and Blackpool". Mersey Beat. http://www.triumphpc.com/mersey-beat/beatles/johnlennon-blackpool2.shtml. Retrieved 24 September 2009. 
  • Jatras, Todd (11 November 2007). "Iceland Imagines Peace". .http://www.wired.com/underwire/2007/11/iceland-imagine. 
  • "John Cage biog".^ Bill Hicks on Billy Ray Cyrus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSm8rAOaLtE .
    • John Lennon On the Myth of Over-population 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ We will cull the flock soon….???…322 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIfHsYWeC1Y .
    • John Lennon On the Myth of Over-population 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ We win Again ………….wonderful…???…322 http://www.youtube.com/user/32.....kd3hLlvvLw .
    • John Lennon On the Myth of Over-population 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Encyclopædia Britannica. 2008. http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9018542/John-Cage. Retrieved 28 February 2008. 
  • "Elton John - Billboard Singles". Allmusic. http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:0ifqxqe5ldse~T51. .Retrieved 7 March 2010. 
  • "John Lennon - Billboard Singles".^ By March of '71, however, when the single, "Power To The People," was released, the Lennons were posing for publicity photos decked out in Japanese riot gear, and John was singing: .

    ^ John Lennon's 1971 single Power to the People grew out of the activism stage of his career.

    ^ John Lennon's "Watching the Wheels" single featured a cover photo shot by Lennon-fan-turned-friend Paul Goresh.

    Allmusic. .http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:hifrxqe5ldde~T51.^ Bill Hicks on Billy Ray Cyrus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSm8rAOaLtE .
    • John Lennon On the Myth of Over-population 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ We will cull the flock soon….???…322 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIfHsYWeC1Y .
    • John Lennon On the Myth of Over-population 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ We win Again ………….wonderful…???…322 http://www.youtube.com/user/32.....kd3hLlvvLw .
    • John Lennon On the Myth of Over-population 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Retrieved 4 March 2010.
     
  • "John Lennon - Imagine".^ By March of '71, however, when the single, "Power To The People," was released, the Lennons were posing for publicity photos decked out in Japanese riot gear, and John was singing: .

    ^ Imagine: John Lennon, Music From The Motion Picture (CD) .
    • John Lennon Discography at Discogs 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Imagine: John Lennon, Music From The Motion Picture (2xLP) .
    • John Lennon Discography at Discogs 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

    Super Seventies RockSite!. 2007a. .http://www.superseventies.com/lennon2.html.^ Bill Hicks on Billy Ray Cyrus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSm8rAOaLtE .
    • John Lennon On the Myth of Over-population 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Says: December 9th, 2009 at 8:50 pm Rothschild says…The guided tour “I am a guide to the Labyrinth”….???…322 http://www.youtube.com/user/32.....4eP8bGSwXE .
    • John Lennon On the Myth of Over-population 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Says: December 8th, 2009 at 6:00 pm Rothschild says…A nuncio….???…322 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIfHsYWeC1Y .
    • John Lennon On the Myth of Over-population 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Retrieved 20 January 2007.
     
  • "John Lennon - Mind Games".^ Any such problems were not apparent on John's Mind Games album, however, which was released in November.

    ^ John Lennon's Mind Games album had some memorable songs, including the title track, "You Are Here."

    ^ John sang the lead vocal on this and, even at the age of 20, the unmistakable, raw-throated Lennon delivery was clearly shaping up.

    Super Seventies RockSite!. 2007b. .http://www.superseventies.com/lennon3.html.^ Bill Hicks on Billy Ray Cyrus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSm8rAOaLtE .
    • John Lennon On the Myth of Over-population 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ We will cull the flock soon….???…322 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIfHsYWeC1Y .
    • John Lennon On the Myth of Over-population 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ We win Again ………….wonderful…???…322 http://www.youtube.com/user/32.....kd3hLlvvLw .
    • John Lennon On the Myth of Over-population 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Retrieved 20 December 2007.
     
  • "John Lennon - Primal therapy".^ Says: December 8th, 2009 at 5:39 pm John Lennon IS jesus!
    • John Lennon On the Myth of Over-population 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Pdog Says: December 8th, 2009 at 9:35 pm John Lennon: “Oh I don’t care!” Classic!
    • John Lennon On the Myth of Over-population 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Ghost of Bill Hicks Says: December 8th, 2009 at 6:04 pm John Lennon, dead.
    • John Lennon On the Myth of Over-population 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .You Are the Plastic Ono Band.^ Yoko Ono / Plastic Ono Band (CD, Album) .
    • John Lennon Discography at Discogs 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

    ^ John Lennon / The Plastic Ono Band (LP, Album, RE) .
    • John Lennon Discography at Discogs 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Yoko Ono / Plastic Ono Band (LP, Album) .
    • John Lennon Discography at Discogs 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

    2007b. http://homepage.ntlworld.com/carousel/pob11.html. .Retrieved 12 December 2007. 
  • "John Lennon - The Complete BBC Interview, 12 June 1980 Part 14".^ LennonLives Says: December 8th, 2009 at 5:53 pm If you can’t see that John Lennon was a visionary and a man ahead of the times then you are lost.
    • John Lennon On the Myth of Over-population 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ John Says: December 9th, 2009 at 7:13 am It’s a shame we don’t have a modern day Lennon, we don’t have a voice anymore but Lennon lives on.
    • John Lennon On the Myth of Over-population 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ In an RKO Radio interview on December 8, 1980, John recalled, "We wanted to say, 'We met, we're in love, we want to share it.'

    .http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biYXDlc4bWI.
     
  • "John Lennon - Walls And Bridges".^ Bill Hicks on Billy Ray Cyrus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSm8rAOaLtE .
    • John Lennon On the Myth of Over-population 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Says: December 9th, 2009 at 8:50 pm Rothschild says…The guided tour “I am a guide to the Labyrinth”….???…322 http://www.youtube.com/user/32.....4eP8bGSwXE .
    • John Lennon On the Myth of Over-population 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Back to John-Lennon.com .
    • John-Lennon.com - 1980 Playboy Interview With John Lennon And Yoko Ono by David Sheff 14 January 2010 8:21 UTC www.john-lennon.com [Source type: Original source]

    Super Seventies RockSite!. 2007c. .http://www.superseventies.com/lennon4.html.^ Bill Hicks on Billy Ray Cyrus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSm8rAOaLtE .
    • John Lennon On the Myth of Over-population 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Says: December 9th, 2009 at 8:50 pm Rothschild says…The guided tour “I am a guide to the Labyrinth”….???…322 http://www.youtube.com/user/32.....4eP8bGSwXE .
    • John Lennon On the Myth of Over-population 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Says: December 8th, 2009 at 6:00 pm Rothschild says…A nuncio….???…322 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIfHsYWeC1Y .
    • John Lennon On the Myth of Over-population 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Retrieved 20 December 2007.
     
  • "John Lennon Books".^ "That John Lennon had not even dared to face me bit deeply," admitted Pete in his book.

    ^ Writer Anthony Fawcett, in his book, John Lennon One Day at a Time , recounted what happened next: "I don't think the Queen will be embarrassed," said John.

    ^ Says: December 8th, 2009 at 5:39 pm John Lennon IS jesus!
    • John Lennon On the Myth of Over-population 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .You Are the Plastic Ono Band.^ Yoko Ono / Plastic Ono Band (CD, Album) .
    • John Lennon Discography at Discogs 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

    ^ John Lennon / The Plastic Ono Band (LP, Album, RE) .
    • John Lennon Discography at Discogs 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Yoko Ono / Plastic Ono Band (LP, Album) .
    • John Lennon Discography at Discogs 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

    2008c. http://homepage.ntlworld.com/carousel/pob08.html. .Retrieved 3 March 2008. 
  • "John Lennon Discography, Singles & EPs".^ John Lennon's 1971 single Power to the People grew out of the activism stage of his career.

    ^ By March of '71, however, when the single, "Power To The People," was released, the Lennons were posing for publicity photos decked out in Japanese riot gear, and John was singing: .

    ^ John Lennon's "Watching the Wheels" single featured a cover photo shot by Lennon-fan-turned-friend Paul Goresh.

    Allmusic. 2009. http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:hifrxqe5ldde~T22. .Retrieved 7 December 2009. 
  • "John Lennon Exhibit".^ Associating with a major political figure, as he did with Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau in December 1969, could only do good for John Lennon's cause.

    ^ On the morning of December 8, sitting in the Lenono office at the Dakota, John Lennon, together with Yoko Ono, gave his last-ever interview.

    ^ On December 8, 1980, John Lennon had signed an album for Mark David Chapman while Lennon fan/friend Paul Goresh took photos.

    Songwriters Hall of Fame. 2009. http://songwritershalloffame.org/exhibits/C115. .Retrieved 11 April 2009. 
  • "John Lennon Statue".^ Says: December 9th, 2009 at 11:34 am lennon is proof white people suck .
    • John Lennon On the Myth of Over-population 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ MADD HATTER Says: December 9th, 2009 at 11:15 am john lennon is in Hell right now because he did not except the truth,so who cares what he had to say.
    • John Lennon On the Myth of Over-population 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Says: December 8th, 2009 at 5:39 pm John Lennon IS jesus!
    • John Lennon On the Myth of Over-population 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    BLSart.com. 2009. .http://www.blsart.com/lennon.php.^ Bill Hicks on Billy Ray Cyrus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSm8rAOaLtE .
    • John Lennon On the Myth of Over-population 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ We will cull the flock soon….???…322 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIfHsYWeC1Y .
    • John Lennon On the Myth of Over-population 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ We win Again ………….wonderful…???…322 http://www.youtube.com/user/32.....kd3hLlvvLw .
    • John Lennon On the Myth of Over-population 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Retrieved 8 October 2009.
     
  • "John Lennon biography".^ LennonLives Says: December 8th, 2009 at 5:53 pm If you can’t see that John Lennon was a visionary and a man ahead of the times then you are lost.
    • John Lennon On the Myth of Over-population 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ John Says: December 9th, 2009 at 7:13 am It’s a shame we don’t have a modern day Lennon, we don’t have a voice anymore but Lennon lives on.
    • John Lennon On the Myth of Over-population 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ In Defense of John Lennon Reply: December 8th, 2009 at 7:54 pm .
    • John Lennon On the Myth of Over-population 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    solcomhouse.com. 2007. http://www.solcomhouse.com/johnlennon.htm. .Retrieved 20 December 2007. 
  • "John Lennon on Television".^ Says: December 8th, 2009 at 5:39 pm John Lennon IS jesus!
    • John Lennon On the Myth of Over-population 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Pdog Says: December 8th, 2009 at 9:35 pm John Lennon: “Oh I don’t care!” Classic!
    • John Lennon On the Myth of Over-population 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Ghost of Bill Hicks Says: December 8th, 2009 at 6:04 pm John Lennon, dead.
    • John Lennon On the Myth of Over-population 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .You Are the Plastic Ono Band.^ Yoko Ono / Plastic Ono Band (CD, Album) .
    • John Lennon Discography at Discogs 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

    ^ John Lennon / The Plastic Ono Band (LP, Album, RE) .
    • John Lennon Discography at Discogs 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Yoko Ono / Plastic Ono Band (LP, Album) .
    • John Lennon Discography at Discogs 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

    2007a. http://homepage.ntlworld.com/carousel/pob18.html. .Retrieved 17 December 2007. 
  • "John Lennon statue, Hard Day's Night Hotel, Liverpool".^ In Liverpool in 1961, Beatles gigs at The Cavern were enabling John Lennon to perfect his all-around appearance as well as his banter with the audience.

    ^ Writer Anthony Fawcett, in his book, John Lennon One Day at a Time , recounted what happened next: "I don't think the Queen will be embarrassed," said John.

    ^ A Hard Day's Night turned the Beatles into bona fide movie stars, and brought an added dimension to their fame.

    Panoramio. 2009b. .http://www.panoramio.com/photo/7939768.^ Bill Hicks on Billy Ray Cyrus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSm8rAOaLtE .
    • John Lennon On the Myth of Over-population 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ We will cull the flock soon….???…322 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIfHsYWeC1Y .
    • John Lennon On the Myth of Over-population 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ We win Again ………….wonderful…???…322 http://www.youtube.com/user/32.....kd3hLlvvLw .
    • John Lennon On the Myth of Over-population 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Retrieved 7 December 2009.
     
  • "John Lennon statue, John Lennon Airport, Liverpool".^ In Liverpool in 1961, Beatles gigs at The Cavern were enabling John Lennon to perfect his all-around appearance as well as his banter with the audience.

    ^ Says: December 9th, 2009 at 11:34 am lennon is proof white people suck .
    • John Lennon On the Myth of Over-population 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Says: December 8th, 2009 at 5:50 pm John was killed by the US Gov’t.!
    • John Lennon On the Myth of Over-population 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    StockphotoPro. 2009. .http://www.stockphotopro.com/photo_of/John/AC85DR/John_Lennon_Statue.^ Bill Hicks on Billy Ray Cyrus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSm8rAOaLtE .
    • John Lennon On the Myth of Over-population 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ We will cull the flock soon….???…322 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIfHsYWeC1Y .
    • John Lennon On the Myth of Over-population 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ We win Again ………….wonderful…???…322 http://www.youtube.com/user/32.....kd3hLlvvLw .
    • John Lennon On the Myth of Over-population 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Retrieved 7 December 2009.
     
  • "John Lennon statue, San Miguel, Lima, Peru".^ LennonLives Says: December 8th, 2009 at 5:53 pm If you can’t see that John Lennon was a visionary and a man ahead of the times then you are lost.
    • John Lennon On the Myth of Over-population 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Says: December 9th, 2009 at 11:34 am lennon is proof white people suck .
    • John Lennon On the Myth of Over-population 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Says: December 8th, 2009 at 5:50 pm John was killed by the US Gov’t.!
    • John Lennon On the Myth of Over-population 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Panoramio. 2009a. .http://www.panoramio.com/photo/8110017.^ Bill Hicks on Billy Ray Cyrus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSm8rAOaLtE .
    • John Lennon On the Myth of Over-population 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Says: December 9th, 2009 at 8:50 pm Rothschild says…The guided tour “I am a guide to the Labyrinth”….???…322 http://www.youtube.com/user/32.....4eP8bGSwXE .
    • John Lennon On the Myth of Over-population 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Says: December 8th, 2009 at 6:00 pm Rothschild says…A nuncio….???…322 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIfHsYWeC1Y .
    • John Lennon On the Myth of Over-population 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Retrieved 7 December 2009.
     
  • "John Lennon's homes, Part Three - New York City".^ Real Name: John Winston Ono Lennon Profile: Born 9 October 1940 in Liverpool, Lancashire, UK Died 8 December 1980 in New York, NY, USA Inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1987.
    • John Lennon Discography at Discogs 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

    ^ By the time John was born some twelve years later, Freddie was serving as headwaiter on a ship bound for New York.

    ^ LennonLives Says: December 8th, 2009 at 5:53 pm If you can’t see that John Lennon was a visionary and a man ahead of the times then you are lost.
    • John Lennon On the Myth of Over-population 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .You Are the Plastic Ono Band.^ Yoko Ono / Plastic Ono Band (CD, Album) .
    • John Lennon Discography at Discogs 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

    ^ John Lennon / The Plastic Ono Band (LP, Album, RE) .
    • John Lennon Discography at Discogs 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Yoko Ono / Plastic Ono Band (LP, Album) .
    • John Lennon Discography at Discogs 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

    2008b. http://homepage.ntlworld.com/carousel/pob42.html. .Retrieved 28 February 2008. 
  • "John Lennon's homes, Part Two - London".^ Richard Buskin A current shot of “Mendips” in Woolton, once the home of John Lennon.

    ^ Approaching his mid-teens, John Lennon began to reestablish links with his mother, Julia Lennon, who was living less than two miles away from his Mendips home.

    ^ John Lennon, in full battle gear, plays the part of Private Gripweed in How I Won The War .

    .You Are the Plastic Ono Band.^ Yoko Ono / Plastic Ono Band (CD, Album) .
    • John Lennon Discography at Discogs 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

    ^ John Lennon / The Plastic Ono Band (LP, Album, RE) .
    • John Lennon Discography at Discogs 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Yoko Ono / Plastic Ono Band (LP, Album) .
    • John Lennon Discography at Discogs 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

    2008a. http://homepage.ntlworld.com/carousel/pob41.html. .Retrieved 2 November 2008. 
  • "John Lennon, MBE".^ John Lennon and Yoko Ono intended to use one of the results of this November 1980 photo session for their Christmas card that year.

    ^ Richard Buskin 6 Mason’s Yard, in the center of London, the former site of the Indica Gallery, where John Lennon and Yoko Ono first met on November 9, 1966.

    Guardian. 2008. .http://www.guardian.co.uk/pictures/image/0,8543,-10804303037,00.html.^ Says: December 8th, 2009 at 6:00 pm Rothschild says…A nuncio….???…322 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIfHsYWeC1Y .
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    .Retrieved 2 March 2008.
     
  • "John Lennon/May Pang Sighting".^ John Lennon's 1968 drug conviction came back to haunt him in May 1969, when the U.S. authorities refused to grant him a visitor's visa.

    ^ If you have no sense of morals and no sense of pride in your country, then you too may be a John Lennon fan.
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    ^ By March of '71, however, when the single, "Power To The People," was released, the Lennons were posing for publicity photos decked out in Japanese riot gear, and John was singing: .

    Uforth. uforth.com. 2007. .http://www.uforth.com/John%20Lennon.htm.^ We win Again ………….wonderful…???…322 http://www.youtube.com/user/32.....kd3hLlvvLw .
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    ^ Rothschild says….I have a little song for Mr. Blade….You can play it [or not]…322 http://www.youtube.com/user/32.....uYZbYtAl9A .
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    ^ Says: December 8th, 2009 at 6:00 pm Rothschild says…A nuncio….???…322 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIfHsYWeC1Y .
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    .Retrieved 20 December 2007.
     
  • "John Lennon: Beloved in Peru too".^ LennonLives Says: December 8th, 2009 at 5:53 pm If you can’t see that John Lennon was a visionary and a man ahead of the times then you are lost.
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    ^ John Says: December 9th, 2009 at 7:13 am It’s a shame we don’t have a modern day Lennon, we don’t have a voice anymore but Lennon lives on.
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    ^ In Defense of John Lennon Reply: December 8th, 2009 at 7:54 pm .
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    Los Angeles Times. 7 December 2007. .http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/laplaza/2007/12/john-lennon-bel.html. 
  • John Lennon: Imagine, Cynthia Lennon Interview.^ For John Lennon, facing up to his responsibilities for getting his girlfriend, Cynthia Powell, pregnant was one thing, but facing up to his Aunt Mimi Smith was quite another.

    ^ 'Man of the Decade' Interview With John Lennon .
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    ^ Back to John-Lennon.com .
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    Warner Brothers. 1988. 
  • "John Lennon". Morbid Curiosity. 2008. .http://www.morbid-curiosity.com/id91.htm.^ We win Again ………….wonderful…???…322 http://www.youtube.com/user/32.....kd3hLlvvLw .
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    ^ Rothschild says….I have a little song for Mr. Blade….You can play it [or not]…322 http://www.youtube.com/user/32.....uYZbYtAl9A .
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    ^ Says: December 8th, 2009 at 6:00 pm Rothschild says…A nuncio….???…322 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIfHsYWeC1Y .
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    .Retrieved 3 May 2008.
     
  • "John Lennon".^ John Lennon's 1968 drug conviction came back to haunt him in May 1969, when the U.S. authorities refused to grant him a visitor's visa.

    ^ If you have no sense of morals and no sense of pride in your country, then you too may be a John Lennon fan.
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    .The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.^ The Rock'N'Roll Hall Of Fame by stassen edit YouTube Videos .
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    ^ Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1994 (Performer).
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    1994. .http://www.rockhall.com/inductee/john-lennon.^ Bill Hicks on Billy Ray Cyrus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSm8rAOaLtE .
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    ^ Back to John-Lennon.com .
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    ^ We will cull the flock soon….???…322 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIfHsYWeC1Y .
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    . 
  • John S. Friedman (2005). The secret histories: hidden truths that challenged the past and changed the world. Macmillan. ISBN 9780312425173. .http://books.google.com/books?id=wERx-0P2HPsC&pg=PA252&dq=lennon+wiener+%22fourteen+years%22&ei=pv2tSfWTEYS6kQSl9IiXBQ. 
  • "John Sinclair Poster".^ "That John Lennon had not even dared to face me bit deeply," admitted Pete in his book.

    ^ An offhand reaction to a traumatic situation was typical of John Lennon, for this habit would repeat itself time and again throughout the years.

    ^ Writer Anthony Fawcett, in his book, John Lennon One Day at a Time , recounted what happened next: "I don't think the Queen will be embarrassed," said John.

    Wolfgang's Vault. 2009. .http://www.wolfgangsvault.com/dt/john-sinclair-poster/CAU711210-PO.html.^ Bill Hicks on Billy Ray Cyrus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSm8rAOaLtE .
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    ^ We will cull the flock soon….???…322 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIfHsYWeC1Y .
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    ^ We win Again ………….wonderful…???…322 http://www.youtube.com/user/32.....kd3hLlvvLw .
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  • "Judge releases Lennon letters". BBC News. 19 February 2000. .http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/648607.stm. 
  • "Julian Lennon gives family peace a chance".^ BBC News John Lennon Shot Dead by Peter Hobday .
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    ^ LENNON: Where do people get off saying the Beatles should give $200,000,000 to South America?
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    ^ Here, she talks to Andrew Smith about marriage, art and inner peace Give Peace A Chance Listen To Yoko's New Version .
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    Times Online. London. 13 June 2009. http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/music/article6492509.ece?token=null&offset=12&page=2. Retrieved 14 June 2009. 
  • Kim, Ruehl (19 February 2007). "Top 10 Classic Protest Songs". About.com. http://folkmusic.about.com/od/toptens/tp/Top10Protest.htm. Retrieved 28 February 2008. 
  • Lawrence, Ken (2005). .John Lennon: In His Own Words. 
  • "Leak reveals honours snubs".^ PLAYBOY: The word is out: John Lennon and Yoko Ono are back in the studio, recording again for the first time since 1975, when they vanished from public view.
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    ^ Pressured to write another book after the success of "In His Own Write," John Lennon released "A Spaniard in the Works" by July of 1965.

    ^ Musician Published: John Lennon Compiles 'In His Own Write' .

    BBC News. 21 December 2003. .http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/3338583.stm. 
  • "Lennon & McCartney Interview, The Tonight Show".^ BBC News John Lennon Shot Dead by Peter Hobday .
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    ^ In a 1980 interview with the BBC's Andy Peebles, John Lennon commented, "At the end of Rock 'n' Roll, on a track called "Just Because" ...

    The Beatles Interview Database. 14 May 1968. http://www.beatlesinterviews.org/db1968.05ts.beatles.html. .Retrieved 7 January 2007. 
  • "Lennon & McCartney, Melody Maker Magazine".^ The severe British winter of 1962-63 was brightened by the January release of the Beatles' second Parlophone single, "Please Please Me," another Lennon-McCartney compos ition.

    The Beatles Interview Database. November 1971. http://www.beatlesinterviews.org/db1971.11jp.beatles.html. Retrieved 20 December 2007. 
  • "Lennon Files". lennonfbifiles.com. 2007. http://lennonfbifiles.com/fbi_release06.html. Retrieved 20 December 2007. 
  • "Lennon filmmakers credit campaign". BBC News. 12 October 2006. .http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/6040148.stm. 
  • "Lennon killer denied parole".^ BBC News John Lennon Shot Dead by Peter Hobday .
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    CNN.com. 6 October 2004. .http://www.cnn.com/2004/LAW/10/05/chapman.parole/index.html.^ Bill Hicks on Billy Ray Cyrus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSm8rAOaLtE .
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    ^ Says: December 9th, 2009 at 8:50 pm Rothschild says…The guided tour “I am a guide to the Labyrinth”….???…322 http://www.youtube.com/user/32.....4eP8bGSwXE .
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    ^ Says: December 8th, 2009 at 6:00 pm Rothschild says…A nuncio….???…322 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIfHsYWeC1Y .
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    . 
  • "Lennon killer fails in parole bid". BBC News. 11 October 2006. .http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/6039276.stm. 
  • "Lennon ship log book up for sale".^ BBC News John Lennon Shot Dead by Peter Hobday .
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    BBC News. 27 March 2006. .http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/4849940.stm. 
  • "Lennon's FBI files".^ John Lennon FBI Files .
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    ^ BBC News John Lennon Shot Dead by Peter Hobday .
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    LennonFBIfiles.com. 2007. http://www.LennonFBIfiles.com. .Retrieved 20 December 2007. 
  • "The Lennon-McCartney Songwriting Partnership".^ Rubber Soul signaled the growing maturity of John Lennon and Paul McCartney as songwriters and the Beatles as musicians.

    ^ Generally speaking, what did each of you contribute to the Lennon-McCartney songwriting team?
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    BBC News. 4 November 2005. .http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A5950929. 
  • Lennon, Cynthia (1978).^ In her 1978 book, A Twist of Lennon, Cynthia, the loyal housewife, recalled her feelings of helplessness on that August day in Euston Station: .

    ^ Cynthia Lennon’s book of sensitively related memoirs found its way into print in 1978, despite John’s opposition to its publication.

    A Twist of Lennon. .Avon. 
  • Lennon, John (1987).^ In a 1987 interview, Beatles' record producer George Martin said, "As far as the music was concerned, John Lennon was always looking for the impossible, the unattainable.

    .Skywriting by Word of Mouth: And Other Writings, Including "The Ballad of John and Yoko".^ John Lennon's love for Yoko Ono was so powerful, so all-consuming, that it took no account of the pain it might inflict on others; it also took no account of the pain that would be inflicted on them.

    ^ PLAYBOY: The word is out: John Lennon and Yoko Ono are back in the studio, recording again for the first time since 1975, when they vanished from public view.
    • John-Lennon.com - 1980 Playboy Interview With John Lennon And Yoko Ono by David Sheff 14 January 2010 8:21 UTC www.john-lennon.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ In a piece that ultimately found its way into the 1986 book Skywriting By Word of Mouth , John himself described Yoko as "The only woman I'd ever met who was my equal in every way imaginable.

    Harper Paperbacks. 
  • Lennon, Cynthia (2005). John. Crown Publishers. ISBN 0-307-33855-X. 
  • "Lennon’s religion". NNDB. 2007. .http://www.nndb.com/people/294/000026216/.^ Bill Hicks on Billy Ray Cyrus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSm8rAOaLtE .
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    ^ We will cull the flock soon….???…322 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIfHsYWeC1Y .
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    ^ We win Again ………….wonderful…???…322 http://www.youtube.com/user/32.....kd3hLlvvLw .
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  • Leonard, Hal (1993). The Beatles - Complete Scores. Hal Leonard Corporation. ISBN 978-0-7935-1832-6. 
  • Lewis, Martin (2008). "An interview with Mark Stanfield". Martin Lewis. http://abbeyrd.best.vwh.net/twoofus/stanfield.html. Retrieved 2 March 2008. 
  • "The Life of Brian (p3)". Springtime!. 2008. http://www.brianepstein.com/brian3.html. Retrieved 19 April 2008. 
  • "Liverpool Cathedral". icons.org.uk. 2007. http://www.icons.org.uk/nom/nominations/liverpool-anglican-cathederal. Retrieved 20 December 2007. 
  • "The Liverpool Lennons". Lennon.net. 2007a. http://www.lennon.net/familytree/sub/julia_stanley.shtml. Retrieved 20 December 2007. 
  • Madinger, Chip; Easter, Mark (2000). .Eight Arms To Hold You: The Solo Beatles Compendium.^ The film was originally titled Eight Arms to Hold You but was changed to match the name of a Lennon song.

    44.1 Productions. ISBN 0-615-11724-4.
     
  • Marcus, Laurence; Hulse, Stephen (2008a). "The Morecambe and Wise Show". Television Heaven. http://www.televisionheaven.co.uk/morecambeandwise.htm. Retrieved 2 March 2008. 
  • Marcus, Laurence; Hulse, Stephen (2008b). "Not Only… But Also…". Television Heaven. http://www.televisionheaven.co.uk/not.htm. Retrieved 2 March 2008. 
  • Melanson, Philip H. (2002). Secrecy Wars: National Security, Privacy, and the Public's Right to Know. Brassey. ISBN 9781574885453. .http://books.google.com/books?id=ebuvUwx4juIC&pg=PA78&dq=%22national+security%22+lennon+wiener+1972+fbi&ei=kQGuSauxD43gkwSFo72XBQ. 
  • "Memorabilia: The Julian Lennon Collection".^ Julian-Lennon.com .
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    Lennon.net. 2007b. http://www.lennon.net/memorabilia/blackguitar.shtml. Retrieved 28 August 2007. 
  • Miles, Barry (1997). .Paul McCartney: Many Years From Now.^ This would become increasingly apparent over the next few years, highlighting the widening gap between his style of songwriting and that of Paul McCartney.

    ^ Unlike climate-change scammer Sir Paul McCartney (the ‘Sir’ is very important you see – now he’s paying for it.
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    .New York: Henry Holt & Company.^ New York-based, Klein specialized in securing back royalties for his clients, and convincing record companies to hand over enormous advance fees.

    .ISBN 0-8050-5249-6. 
  • "Most Excellent Order of the British Empire".^ On June 12, 1965 it was announced that, purportedly for their services to British industry, the Beatles were to be made Members of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE), and on October 26 they received their medals from the Queen in an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

    London Gazette (supplement). 4 June 1965. http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/43667/supplements/5488. .Retrieved 7 December 2009. 
  • Norman, Philip (25 May 1981).^ Scott Reply: December 8th, 2009 at 7:25 pm .
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    ^ Roj Blake Says: December 9th, 2009 at 12:52 pm I think John may have originally bought into the NWO agenda.
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    ^ Reply: December 8th, 2009 at 9:25 pm .
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    A Talk with Yoko. .http://books.google.com/books?id=9uUCAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA38&lpg=PA38&dq=%22new+york+magazine%22+1981+ono+lennon+%22closet+fag%22&source=bl&ots=ESjx__PlKp&sig=oxGA1iPR4PHrUY6BrLVlqKXeGlM&hl=en&ei=6kEJS-nFKNSd_AaXrM3PBA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CBEQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=&f=false. 
  • "Nostalgia Central - important dates 1973".^ John Lennon and Yoko Ono intended to use one of the results of this November 1980 photo session for their Christmas card that year.

    ^ Ringo Starr, vacationing in Bermuda with future wife Barbara Bach, immediately flew to New York to see Lennon's wife Yoko Ono and their son Sean.

    ^ On August 22, 1968 Cynthia Lennon sued her husband for divorce on the grounds of his adultery with Yoko Ono.

    nostalgiacentral.com. 2007. .http://www.nostalgiacentral.com/years/1973.htm.^ Bill Hicks on Billy Ray Cyrus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSm8rAOaLtE .
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    ^ We will cull the flock soon….???…322 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIfHsYWeC1Y .
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    ^ We win Again ………….wonderful…???…322 http://www.youtube.com/user/32.....kd3hLlvvLw .
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  • Pang, May (1983). Loving John. Warner Books. ISBN 978-0-446-37916-8. 
  • Pang, May (2008). .Instamatic Karma: Photographs of John Lennon.^ Photographs of John Lennon, Yoko Ono, and Sean by Sanford Kreger .
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    ^ John Lennon Photographs Page .
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    ^ John Lennon and Yoko Ono Photographs by Bob Gruen .
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    St. Martin's Press. .ISBN 978-0-312-37741-0. 
  • "Paul McCartney 1984 Playboy Interview".^ PLAYBOY: That was the one that contributed to the "Paul McCartney is dead" uproar because of the lyric "The walrus is Paul."
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    ^ PLAYBOY: Would you be referring to Paul McCartney?
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    ^ PLAYBOY: Why were the compositions you and Paul did separately attributed to Lennon-McCartney?
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    2007. http://members.tripod.com/~taz4158/macint.htm. .Retrieved 20 December 2007. 
  • "Playboy Interview With Paul and Linda McCartney".^ PLAYBOY: That was the one that contributed to the "Paul McCartney is dead" uproar because of the lyric "The walrus is Paul."
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    ^ PLAYBOY: Would you be referring to Paul McCartney?
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    ^ PLAYBOY: Why were the compositions you and Paul did separately attributed to Lennon-McCartney?
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  • "Pied Piper Of Psychedelic 60's, Dies at 75 – 1 June 1996". .The New York Times.^ Each time he completed a piece, he would phone Yoko in New York and tell her about it.

    ^ Following John's return to New York, he and Yoko recruited many top session musicians and technicians, and booked studio time at the Hit Factory.

    ^ Some Time In New York City (2xCD) .
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  • "Playboy Interview with John Lennon and Yoko Ono - 1980".^ Many people viewed John Lennon and Yoko Ono as clowns.

    ^ From now on, therefore, he would call himself John Ono Lennon.

    ^ John Lennon intended the song "Woman" for all women, not just his wife, Yoko Ono.

    .john-lennon.com.^ Back to John-Lennon.com .
    • John-Lennon.com - 1980 Playboy Interview With John Lennon And Yoko Ono by David Sheff 14 January 2010 8:21 UTC www.john-lennon.com [Source type: Original source]

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    ^ Back to John-Lennon.com .
    • John-Lennon.com - 1980 Playboy Interview With John Lennon And Yoko Ono by David Sheff 14 January 2010 8:21 UTC www.john-lennon.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We will cull the flock soon….???…322 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIfHsYWeC1Y .
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  • "Plaça De John Lennon".^ MADD HATTER Says: December 9th, 2009 at 11:15 am john lennon is in Hell right now because he did not except the truth,so who cares what he had to say.
    • John Lennon On the Myth of Over-population 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Says: December 8th, 2009 at 5:39 pm John Lennon IS jesus!
    • John Lennon On the Myth of Over-population 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Pdog Says: December 8th, 2009 at 9:35 pm John Lennon: “Oh I don’t care!” Classic!
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    BCNinternet. 2009. .http://www.bcninternet.com/touristinfo.php?contentid=719.^ Bill Hicks on Billy Ray Cyrus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSm8rAOaLtE .
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    ^ We will cull the flock soon….???…322 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIfHsYWeC1Y .
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    ^ We win Again ………….wonderful…???…322 http://www.youtube.com/user/32.....kd3hLlvvLw .
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  • Prince, Dennis (19 December 2005). ."Review of The Dick Cavett Show: The John Lennon And Yoko Ono Collection".^ Photographs of John Lennon, Yoko Ono, and Sean by Sanford Kreger .
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    ^ From now on, therefore, he would call himself John Ono Lennon.

    ^ PLAYBOY: But what about the charge that John Lennon is under Yoko's spell, under her control?
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    DVD Verdict. .http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/cavettlennon.php.^ Bill Hicks on Billy Ray Cyrus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSm8rAOaLtE .
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    ^ Says: December 9th, 2009 at 8:50 pm Rothschild says…The guided tour “I am a guide to the Labyrinth”….???…322 http://www.youtube.com/user/32.....4eP8bGSwXE .
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    ^ Says: December 8th, 2009 at 6:00 pm Rothschild says…A nuncio….???…322 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIfHsYWeC1Y .
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  • "Rock N' Roll Music".^ I'm a great fan of The Beatles, and I beleive that they were the best rock & roll group in music history.
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    ^ I had no idea about doing music as a way of life until rock 'n' roll hit me.
    • John-Lennon.com - 1980 Playboy Interview With John Lennon And Yoko Ono by David Sheff 14 January 2010 8:21 UTC www.john-lennon.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ PLAYBOY: All right, but get back to the music itself: You don't agree that the Beatles created the best rock 'n' roll that's been produced?
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  • Russell, Ethan (2008). ."Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, John Lennon "The Dirty Mac," 1968".^ Richard Buskin A current shot of “Mendips” in Woolton, once the home of John Lennon.

    ^ John Lennon's 1968 drug conviction came back to haunt him in May 1969, when the U.S. authorities refused to grant him a visitor's visa.

    ^ This pop-art photo by Richard Avedon reflects John Lennon's avant-garde years after meeting Yoko Ono in the late 1960s.

    Ethan Russell Photographs. .http://www.ethanrussell.com/Gallery/g2-supergroup.html.^ Bill Hicks on Billy Ray Cyrus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSm8rAOaLtE .
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    ^ We will cull the flock soon….???…322 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIfHsYWeC1Y .
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    ^ We win Again ………….wonderful…???…322 http://www.youtube.com/user/32.....kd3hLlvvLw .
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    ^ Rothschild says….I have a little song for Mr. Blade….You can play it [or not]…322 http://www.youtube.com/user/32.....uYZbYtAl9A .
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    ^ Says: December 8th, 2009 at 6:00 pm Rothschild says…A nuncio….???…322 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIfHsYWeC1Y .
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  • "Sean Lennon's discography". Rolling Stone. 2007. .http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/seanlennon/discography.^ We win Again ………….wonderful…???…322 http://www.youtube.com/user/32.....kd3hLlvvLw .
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    ^ Rothschild says….I have a little song for Mr. Blade….You can play it [or not]…322 http://www.youtube.com/user/32.....uYZbYtAl9A .
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    ^ Says: December 8th, 2009 at 6:00 pm Rothschild says…A nuncio….???…322 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIfHsYWeC1Y .
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  • Sinclair, John (12 May 2003).^ Roj Blake Says: December 9th, 2009 at 12:52 pm I think John may have originally bought into the NWO agenda.
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    ^ We win Again ………….wonderful…???…322 http://www.youtube.com/user/32.....kd3hLlvvLw .
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  • "A statue of Beatle John Lennon".^ In Liverpool in 1961, Beatles gigs at The Cavern were enabling John Lennon to perfect his all-around appearance as well as his banter with the audience.

    ^ I don't believe in John Lennon, Beatle, being any different from anyone else, because I know he's not ...

    ^ In his separation from Yoko Ono, John Lennon reunited with one of his old Beatles buddies, Ringo Starr.

    FreeFoto. 2009. .http://www.freefoto.com/preview/806-26-8622.^ Bill Hicks on Billy Ray Cyrus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSm8rAOaLtE .
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    ^ We will cull the flock soon….???…322 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIfHsYWeC1Y .
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    ^ We win Again ………….wonderful…???…322 http://www.youtube.com/user/32.....kd3hLlvvLw .
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    ^ John Lennon Adopts a Quieter Life in New York .

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    ^ We will cull the flock soon….???…322 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIfHsYWeC1Y .
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    ^ We win Again ………….wonderful…???…322 http://www.youtube.com/user/32.....kd3hLlvvLw .
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    ^ We will cull the flock soon….???…322 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIfHsYWeC1Y .
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    ^ We win Again ………….wonderful…???…322 http://www.youtube.com/user/32.....kd3hLlvvLw .
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  • "The US Versus John Lennon".^ Hammer Says: December 9th, 2009 at 9:43 am John Lennon was just like us.
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    ^ We will cull the flock soon….???…322 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIfHsYWeC1Y .
    • John Lennon On the Myth of Over-population 28 January 2010 0:11 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ We win Again ………….wonderful…???…322 http://www.youtube.com/user/32.....kd3hLlvvLw .
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    ^ His heart was no longer really in the Beatles, for he could work with Yoko and indulge his new musical ideas without having to justify them.

    ^ Luxembourg, the British teenage alternative to the BBC, continually broadcast the new pop songs as opposed to the lighter music that parents preferred.

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    ^ Unfinished Music, No.
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    ^ Some of the John Lennon stories that have surfaced since his death are emphatic enough to have booked him a permanent place in either Heaven or Hell.

    ^ William Fevers Says: December 8th, 2009 at 6:33 pm Actually, John Lennon did seem to learn and accept that Jesus is the truth.
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    ^ We will cull the flock soon….???…322 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIfHsYWeC1Y .
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    ^ We win Again ………….wonderful…???…322 http://www.youtube.com/user/32.....kd3hLlvvLw .
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  • "The Will of John Lennon".^ Says: December 8th, 2009 at 5:39 pm John Lennon IS jesus!
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    ^ Pdog Says: December 8th, 2009 at 9:35 pm John Lennon: “Oh I don’t care!” Classic!
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    ^ Ghost of Bill Hicks Says: December 8th, 2009 at 6:04 pm John Lennon, dead.
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    ^ We will cull the flock soon….???…322 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIfHsYWeC1Y .
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    ^ We win Again ………….wonderful…???…322 http://www.youtube.com/user/32.....kd3hLlvvLw .
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  • "You say you want a revelation?".^ LennonLives Says: December 8th, 2009 at 5:53 pm If you can’t see that John Lennon was a visionary and a man ahead of the times then you are lost.
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    ^ You can say what you want about John but he was for the average person and he gave us all voice.
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    ^ In an RKO Radio interview on December 8, 1980, John recalled, "We wanted to say, 'We met, we're in love, we want to share it.'

    lennonrevealed.com. 2007. .http://www.lennonrevealed.com.^ Bill Hicks on Billy Ray Cyrus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSm8rAOaLtE .
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    ^ We will cull the flock soon….???…322 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIfHsYWeC1Y .
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    ^ We win