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"John Lennon's Cute Secret": More than twenty SEALs that only McCartney, Ono, and his most loyal fans knew about

One day Lennon found a small fluffy lump in a snow drift - it was a defenseless red kitten with white spots! It was obviously of Persian descent. John wrapped it in his jacket and carried it home. Thus began the story of Tim, the lucky boy who had been saved from a terrible fate!

Why Lennon had so many cats - Few people know, but the iconic Beatle had over twenty purrs

When The Beatles have taken over the world, fans have begun to actively study the biographies members of their favorite band - every fan wants to closer get to know your idol, get to know his oddities and hobbies. Passion John Lennon turned out to be... cats! This fact madly delighted many fans, because according to the general opinion - a man who loves cats, be sure good!

Of course, John had a lot of inner demons. However, he was actually a kind man.

Freddie Mercury with his pets
Freddie Mercury with his pets

Subsequently, it became known that and Freddie Mercury was an avid cat lover! This once again reinforced folk hypothesisThe Queen frontman was an incredibly sincere and compassionate man...

Elvis, who turned out to be a girl

John Lennon and his mother
John Lennon and his mother

John's love of cats was passed on to him from his Julia's mother: the woman was catwomanAnd one day the son and his mother took home a furry baby, which they christened By Elvis! In those years, the king of rock and roll was the idol not only of America, but of the whole world! So it's not surprising that the choice fell on this name.

John Lennon and the cat
John Lennon and the cat

John and his mother thought for a long time that they had sheltered catBut having discovered furry offspring in the kitchen cabinet realized: it's a lady! Stepsister Jonah, Julia told me:

"When we discovered Elvis's children, we realized our mistake. It wasn't a cat, but a cat. But we didn't change the name - so the kitty stayed Elvis!"

He was a caring "father" to his pets

John Lennon is resting with a cat next to him
John Lennon is resting with a cat next to him

Lennon loved it very much. their cats, and sincerely cared about them. As a teenager, in addition to Elvis, he also had Teach and Sam. Sam was named after Samuel Pipsbut Teach, unfortunately, diedWhen John was about 20 years old. Legend has it that John regularly visited the local fishmongerto buy treats for your pets.

Lennon once found in a snow drift the little fluffy ball was a defenseless kitten reddish color with white spots! He was clearly of Persian descent. John wrapped him in his jacket and carried him home. And so the story began. Tima - a fortunate man who was saved from a terrible fate! Tim is known to have lived up to 20 years old, and was special John's favorite - even when the musician became famous, he regularly called his Aunt Mimi.to find out how his "children." And Tim in particular.

"We had about ten cats in our house."

Cynthia, John Lennon and the Cat
Cynthia, John Lennon and the Cat

The Beatle's first wife, Cynthia, told me that their home has always been full of life - all she and John had was about ten cats!

"We hadn't even gotten into the house yet, but John had already insisted that we get a cat! So Mimi, named after his aunt, was the first one to come into our house..."

Mimi, John Lennon's Aunt
Mimi, John Lennon's Aunt

Then the couple started striped beauty with an exotic name Babagi. The list of their pets was actively growing, and one fine morning Cynthia discovered that they already had about ten cats!

Jesus and His Remarkable Story

The Beatles
The Beatles

"We are more popular than Jesus." - John Lennon said in his interview 1966 year. At first few people gave the phrase much credence, but five months later the American public literally rebelled: Some radio stations have stopped playing The Beatlesand people publicly burning records groups! Gradually the scandal subsided, but it left its mark on history...

Paul McCartney and a kitten
Paul McCartney and a kitten

Shortly thereafter, John got a cat, which he named. Jesus! Of course, this was a reference to a high-profile scandal, because later the example of the comrade was followed by Paul McCartney - he also named his cat Jesus!

"Fluffy seasoning."

John Lennon, Yoko Ono and the Cat
John Lennon, Yoko Ono and the Cat

In the mid-'70s, Lennon had a tumultuous novel With his assistant May Pang. The story goes that the sweet couple were in the studio when the a box of kittens. John didn't mean to take none of them because he traveled too much! However, May really liked one wee one, which we decided to keep. Gradually the kittens disassembledand by the end of the day there was only one poor guy left in the box. He was very frightened, and shouted hard.. Then it was decided to take him too. The lucky ones were named Major and Minor.

Yoko Ono, John Lennon and the Cat
Yoko Ono, John Lennon and the Cat

Already reunited with Yoko Ono, John got two more. black and white kittens - they were called Salt and Pepper!

Tears of Sorrow

John Lennon
John Lennon

Yoko and John also had two russian blues beauties - Gertrude and Alice! Alas, the latter is associated with a very sad story - once a cat jumped out From an open window in the Dakota. From the ground she had already did not get up... Lennon cried a lot about it - he was literally Heartbroken.

They also had cats with Ono. Misha, Sasha and Charo.

Drawings of cats

John Lennon's drawing
John Lennon's drawing

Lennon is so I loved cats that even drew them!

John Lennon's drawing
John Lennon's drawing

These drawings musician used as a illustrations to his books.

John Lennon's drawing
John Lennon's drawing

John accompanied his masterpieces with short but with catchy captionsThe "murky cat", the "alpinist cat", and so on.

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