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John Lennon: interesting facts about the musician's personal life

Perhaps this article will be of interest to fans of the musician, because not everyone knows the facts presented below...

Little-known and shocking facts about the personal life of the iconic "Beatle" John Lennon...

John Lennon is a world-famous musician, a legendary member of The Beatles, who tragically died in December 1980 ... Today, the name of this man is strongly associated with peace, love and unity. And few people know that behind the soulful classics, such as "Imagine", there was a completely different personality: the dark side of Lennon ... As it turned out after the death of the musician, the man who is considered a symbol of the positive energy of the 1960s was often cruel to those closest to him. ... And John's relatives themselves told about this. Actually, true fans of the Beatles and Lennon in particular should not be surprised or shocked, because the most attentive ones could have noticed the gloomy nature of his lyrics for a long time ... No matter how sad it may sound, but Lennon had a legendary aggressive character, which, in fact, he himself confirmed in interviews throughout his career. Perhaps this article will be of interest to fans of the musician, because not everyone knows the facts presented below ...

He almost killed a DJ who questioned his orientation...

Pictured: George Harrison, John Lennon, Brian Epstein and Paul McCartney...
Pictured: George Harrison, John Lennon, Brian Epstein and Paul McCartney...

Before the Beatles gained worldwide popularity, John Lennon almost killed a man ... The group's manager, Brian Epstein, was an open homosexual. He traveled with Lennon to Spain shortly after the birth of Julian, the musician's son by his first wife, Cynthia. This led to rumors that Lennon and Epstein were romantically involved...

At the famous Cavern Club, where the Beatles used to play, a DJ made a snide comment about Lennon and Epstein's interaction. Lennon did not like this: he severely beat the DJ, who repeatedly begged him to stop. Because of an inappropriate joke, a man almost died! At the same time, Lennon flatly refused to apologize. Later, Epstein had to forge Lennon's signature on the apology, which was sent to the poor fellow by telegram ...

Lennon was attracted to his own mother...

John Lennon and his mother
John Lennon and his mother

Lennon's confession, made in 1979, produced a real effect of an exploding bomb! Lennon openly admitted that he has strong feelings for his own mother! He once described how he lay next to her when he was a teenager and accidentally touched her breasts. He thought about the further development of events and still regretted that he did not do this ... He said:

“I always thought I should have done it. She didn't seem to mind..."

He openly admitted to beating women in an interview with Playboy ...

While the album was being recorded, John Lennon was accompanied by Yoko Ono, and this further inflamed the atmosphere within the band.
While the album was being recorded, John Lennon was accompanied by Yoko Ono, and this further inflamed the atmosphere within the band.

In the song "Getting Better" there is an unexpectedly dark line: "I used to be cruel to my woman, I hurt her and stayed away from the things she loved ..." In a 1980 Playboy interview, Lennon bluntly admitted that this line was autobiographical. He said that in his youth he often beat women, both his wife and his other mistresses. It is worth noting that at that moment he did not look apologetic, noting:

“I am not a ruthless person who has learned not to be like that and regrets his aggression. I will have to get much older before I can publicly see how I treated women in my youth ... "

Later it also became known that the musician regularly beat his son for bad table manners. According to Lennon's housekeeper, his son Julian had pretty decent table manners for a small child. But, apparently, John did not agree with this: he could severely punish his son for any indiscretions at the dinner table. If he felt that Julian was misbehaving, John could hit his son! And, according to the housekeeper, he did it very often ...

He made Yoko Ono accompany him everywhere.

It is believed that it was Yoko Ono who ruined the legendary band...
It is believed that it was Yoko Ono who ruined the legendary group ...

Yoko Ono was often accused of fomenting strife within the Beatles. Some even accused her of the fact that the group broke up ... However, according to their mutual friends, Lennon actually forced her to commit many actions for which Ono was criticized ... It is reported that it was Lennon who insisted that she come with him to the studio ... The woman herself said that at home he insisted that she take a bath with him ...

All of this led to Yoko gaining an unfair reputation as a controlling and overbearing figure in Lennon's life. She was even accused of the fact that the friendship of the group members faded ... But many years after John's death, his colleague in The Beatles - Paul McCartney - disputed this.

He cheated on both wives

John Lennon was a famous "romantic", which is why he cheated on both of his wives quite often. During his first marriage, Lennon often slept with other women. Friends warned Lennon's wife about his infidelities, but she did not believe. Lennon eventually confessed to his reckless act, albeit after six years of marriage.

When he married Yoko Ono, he cheated on her too. He had an infamous affair with May Pang, their personal assistant. Nevertheless, their marriage did not fall apart ... Yoko turned out to have nerves of steel!

He neglected his first wife...

John Lennon and his first wife Cynthia
John Lennon and his first wife Cynthia

After about five years of their marriage, Lennon became uninterested in his first wife, Cynthia. He began to neglect her and often left her alone for public events. He took Cynthia with him only when the couple was invited together ... Cynthia often took the initiative to accompany her husband to studio recordings, concerts and other events ... But Lennon only brushed her off, justifying this by the fact that as a wife, she should stay at home.

The Beatle soon began an affair with Yoko Ono. Yoko came to their house while Cynthia was in the country. Later, their housekeeper reported that she once caught the couple together in bed! When Ono became pregnant, the marriage of Cynthia and John finally fell apart ...

He publicly stated that he never wanted Julian...

Julian Lennon, son of John Lennon...
Julian Lennon, John Lennon's son...

Lennon clearly did not think about the emotional impact his 1980 Playboy interview would have on his son Julian ... In his interview, the musician openly stated that he never wanted a child:

“Ninety percent of the people on this planet, especially in the West, were born from a bottle of whiskey on a Saturday night… Their parents had no intention of having children… I can tell you this personally…”

And Lennon was clearly not joking, because he actually abandoned Julian in early childhood and almost did not support him financially ... Only in 2015, Julian received compensation from John's property. As he himself said - "John did not really look like his father ..." They were never close, and after the divorce, Julian remained with his mother. In 2015, during an interview, he said:

“In fact, as a child, only my mother took care of me ... After the divorce, John did not often visit us. And although many said that we allegedly became close to him before his death, I can honestly tell you: I knew my father about the same as you ... We had such a warm relationship ... "

Lennon's song "Run for Your Life" has a dark tone...

Everyone knows popular Beatles songs like "All You Need Is Love" or "Help". However, a lesser-known composition from Rubber Soul called "Run for Your Life" causes great concern ... The lyrics were written by Lennon, and from this the concern increases several times, given the aggressive nature of the musician ...

"Well, I'd rather see you dead, baby
Than with another man
You better not look for problems on your head,
And I'm not responsible for myself

 

You better save your life if you can, little girl
Bury your head in the sand, little girl
Catch with another guy
This is the end, baby!

 

Yes, I know I'm an evil guy
And from birth very jealous,
And I can spend my whole life
Just trying to twist you into a ram's horn..."

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