John Lennon’s father, Alfred Lennon, released an album in 1965. John was embarrassed by it so he had it pulled in Europe and the U.S.
David Bowie could barely perform his Broadway show in NY, The Elephant Man, the day after John Lennon was shot because there were three empty seats in the front row. Two belonged to John and Yoko. The third was Mark David Chapman’s, Lennon’s killer. Bowie was suppose to be next on his list.
On August 13, 1966, in response to John Lennon’s “More popular than Jesus” comment, a radio station in Texas held a burning of Beatles merchandise. The next day, the broadcast tower was struck by lightning, damaging much of their equipment and sending the news director to the hospital.
A Canadian dentist paid $31,000 for John Lennon’s molar. He plans on using it to clone John Lennon.
John Lennon once called an ’emergency board meeting’ of the Beatles in order to inform his bandmates that he’d realized, while tripping on acid, that he was the second coming of Jesus.
John Lennon beat a man close to death because of a gay joke.
The most valuable vinyl record of all time is not a rare recording, it’s a plain, off the shelf, version of Double Fantasy by John Lennon and Yoko Ono. It’s worth half a million dollars because John Lennon signed the cover for Mark David Chapman 5 hours before Chapman murdered Lennon.
John Lennon’s assassination on December 8, 1980 still attracts its share of conspiracy theorists. One of them genuinely believes that John Lennon was killed by… Steven King, who was working with Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon.
John Lennon almost got beaten up at the Playboy mansion after he stubbed out his cigarette on a priceless Matisse painting.