Today is the anniversary of John’s death, and for that I am very sorry. However, he was NOT my favorite Beatle, and I don’t think he was a very good person either.
The truth is…..John Lennon was a violent abuser of women, a drug addict, a cheater, a horrid father to Julian, and the main reason why the Beatles broke up.
Yes. All this is true. He admitted to it freely numerous times, and some of his songs are about it. He was forced to marry his first wife Cynthia because she was pregnant, and was mostly absent or too drugged up to care about his son Julian. The Beatles had just gotten on fire, and he was supposed to hide his marriage so he would more appealing to the hordes of fans that screamed his name.
I never did like the later Beatle’s music. I didn’t get it. Too psychedelic for my tastes. I guess a lot of it had to do with John’s LSD and heroin addictions, although I never knew about it at the time. Did you?
Then after the Beatles broke up, John got too weird for me with all the Yoko Ono stuff and their music, and I dropped him off my radar for good. Until he was murdered.
I know there are a lot of John Lennon fans out there, and even though I will think kindly of him today, due to the fact that he life was snuffed out too early, I did not like him.
Many of you will not believe that John was not just the icon of his age, and that these things are not really true about him. I grew up thinking the Beatles were the greatest thing ever. And they were, for their turn in history.
But in this day and age of information overload and high technology, there are no more dirty little secrets and lies that you can hide. I heard something the other week about Lennon when watching something about Bill Cosby and his alleged drugging and raping victims, and started digging around about John Lennon. If you don’t believe it, just google John Lennon abused women or something like that, and your screen will be filled with all sorts of goodies.
But, with all that being said, a man’s life was cut short on this day in 1980, and who knows what other wonderful things he could have done with his life. Here’s hoping you are enjoying your afterlife, whatever it may be.