Interesting facts about John Lennon

Friday, February 19, 2010

  1. John Lennon was raised by his Aunt Mimi Smith, his mother's sister.
  2. The first instrument John Lennon learned to play was the harmonica. John Lennon poster
  3. John Lennon and Paul McCartney first met on July 6, 1957, at the Woolton Parish Church in Liverpool.
  4. In 1965, John Lennon was nominated for a BAFTA Film Award (along with fellow Beatle members) in the category of Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles for his role in the 1964 film A Hard Day's Night.
  5. John met Yoko for the first time in October 1966, while previewing her art show.
  6. John stood at 5'11" or 1.80 m.
  7. John Lennon had a strong affection for cats, actually having owned as many as six at a time.
  8. On August 22, 1968 Cynthia filed for divorce from John. Paul soon wrote 'Hey Jude' to comfort Julian.
  9. John Lennon discovered that he had dyslexia in his later years.
  10. John Lennon decided that he wanted to be a 'rocker,' after hearing Elvis Presley sing "HeartBreak Hotel."
  11. John Lennon confesses that the lyrics for "Help" was a real cry for help from confusion.
  12. When Elvis and John met in 1965, Elvis was unsure of John's name, so he addressed him as "Beatle."
  13. The first song John Lennon wrote was titled "Hello Little Girl."

  14. John's son Julian's full name is John Charles Julian Lennon, now singer-song writer, Julian Lennon.
  15. John Lennon was given his U.S. Resident Alien registration (his "green card") on the bicentennial of the American Revolution: Sunday, July 4, 1976.
  16. The Liverpool Airport was renamed the John Lennon Airport after him in 2001.
  17. John held the now infamous "Bed-In" for a peace event with wife Yoko Ono in both Amsterdam and Toronto; thus creating his anti-war anthem, Give Peace a Chance.
  18. John Lennon was inducted posthumously into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Beatles on January 20, 1988.
  19. John added "Ono" to his name in honour of wife Yoko; he wanted to drop his middle name Winston, but couldn't under British law.
  20. John Lennon was cremated at a private ceremony the day after his death. The whereabouts of his ashes have never been revealed.
  21. The first instrument John Lennon ever learned to play as a child was the harmonica. He got his first guitar from his Aunt Mimi at age 16.