In his own words, John Lennon’s best-selling single “Imagine” was written to represent a ‘Communist manifesto’ where there was ‘no more religion, no more country, no more politics.’ In later interviews, Lennon claimed the song represented ‘one country, one world, one people.’
John Lennon’s comment ‘More popular than Jesus’ created a huge backlash in the US Bible belt, with one Texas radio station holding a large bonfire of Beatles albums only for a lightning bolt to strike its transmission tower the following day and sending the station temporarily off the air.
John Lennon stubbed a cigarette out on a Henri Matisse painting while drunk at the Playboy Mansion, causing the painting to increase in value from its $15m price.
John Lennon and Yoko Ono visited an astrologer Who told them John would be shot and die on an island. So disturbed were they that they cancelled their extended Greek Isles vacation. Ten years later he died … on Manhattan island.
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.