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Have a Ciggie, Luv.
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10 February 2010
9.50pm
PeterWeatherby
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I had heard somewhere that The Beatles smoked Lark brand cigarettes, which apparently are very difficult to get here in the U.S. these days, but - I digress - I have yet to actually confirm this silly little fact.  Anyone know?

Not a bit like Cagney.
10 February 2010
11.30pm
skye
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I'm not sure if this is proof,  but this is pretty funny.

Ad hoc, ad loc, and quid pro quo! So little time! So much to know!
11 February 2010
8.28am
mjb
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I don't think it is.................apart from the sub titles of course! I certainly recall seeing the film The First US Visit (or something like that) and they are messing about big time on the train from NYC to Washington.

"If we feel our heads starting to swell.....we just look at Ringo!"
11 February 2010
10.52am
skye
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I meant the link in 'proof' but yeah, even that's pretty flimsy. As much as they smoked, you'd think it would be an easy question to answer.

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11 February 2010
9.56pm
Lewis346
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Even if it isnt proof it is still very funny to watch. I love watching John's brilliant humor!

Laugh

All The Best

Lewis

Anytime at all, all you gotta do is call, and I'll be there.
12 February 2010
6.25pm
skye
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I wish I could find a larger copy of this picture because you can almost make out the name on the pack Ringo is holding. It looks about four letters long to me.

Love the pants, John.

Ad hoc, ad loc, and quid pro quo! So little time! So much to know!
12 February 2010
8.54pm
Alissa
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That video made me grin like a maniac, but then I took back my smile; those very things ended a brilliant man's life much too early. "Promoting" his death, basically. Cry

But the sense of humour these guys had is a gas 😀

Tongue, lose thy light. Moon, take thy flight… see ya, George!
14 February 2010
10.04pm
Joe
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I don't have the answer to the original question, but Yoko Ono answers questions asked of her via Twitter on Fridays. She selects 20-30 and posts them on the Imagine Peace website, eg http://imaginepeace.com/archives/7703

That's probably the easiest way of finding out what John smoked, though she may not pick your q - she ignored mine, about a bit in the 1970 Rolling Stone interview where she said she was planning to record an album of Lennon-McCartney songs; I asked if anything was ever recorded. I'd love to know the answer.

Other than that her Twitter account is pretty much a collection of Grapefruit-style meaningless aphorisms about positive thinking and peace, best avoided unless your bullshit meter is set to tolerant.

Oops, went off on a bit of a tangent there. Sorry!

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15 February 2010
9.17pm
iCaramba
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Joe said:

I don't have the answer to the original question, but Yoko Ono answers questions asked of her via Twitter on Fridays. She selects 20-30 and posts them on the Imagine Peace website, eg http://imaginepeace.com/archives/7703

That's probably the easiest way of finding out what John smoked


Philip Norman claims John chain-smoked Gitanes ciggies. They were "super cool" in the 70s. French ciggies. He-who-should-not-be-mentioned claims in his "book" that John smoked Gauloise, another brand of trendy French ciggies.

It would be interesting if Yoko did answer this question... my vote goes with Norman.

16 February 2010
2.38am
Alissa
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iCaramba said:

Joe said:

I don't have the answer to the original question, but Yoko Ono answers questions asked of her via Twitter on Fridays. She selects 20-30 and posts them on the Imagine Peace website, eg http://imaginepeace.com/archives/7703

That's probably the easiest way of finding out what John smoked


Philip Norman claims John chain-smoked Gitanes ciggies. They were "super cool" in the 70s. French ciggies. He-who-should-not-be-mentioned claims in his "book" that John smoked Gauloise, another brand of trendy French ciggies.

It would be interesting if Yoko did answer this question... my vote goes with Norman.


I also read that in "I Met the Walrus" by Jerry Levitan. I'm sure he made some mention of an ashtray overflowing with French cigarette butts or something to that effect, I'll take a look again!

Tongue, lose thy light. Moon, take thy flight… see ya, George!
19 February 2010
7.59pm
skye
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BAM! Photographic evidence baby!

Man, who would have thought it would hard to figure out?

Ad hoc, ad loc, and quid pro quo! So little time! So much to know!
19 February 2010
8.02pm
PeterWeatherby
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Holy cats, you did it!!!

WOW!

Now, if only I could track down this brand ...

Not a bit like Cagney.
20 February 2010
12.45am
Alissa
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skye said:

BAM! Photographic evidence baby!

Man, who would have thought it would hard to figure out?


Well done detective Skye!
You should be our resident private eye. 😉 

Tongue, lose thy light. Moon, take thy flight… see ya, George!
20 February 2010
2.34am
skye
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Like this? Buy Lark cigarettes

Actually I was thinking it would be more fun having a Beatles scavenger hunt. Anyone game?

Ad hoc, ad loc, and quid pro quo! So little time! So much to know!
20 February 2010
3.04am
Alissa
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skye said:

Like this? Buy Lark cigarettes

Actually I was thinking it would be more fun having a Beatles scavenger hunt. Anyone game?


I'd probably buy a pack purely for the significance!
Though I can just imagine the look on my mum's face when they would arrive in the mail!

Paul's face seems to suffice yet again:

 

And sounds like fun, Skye!

Tongue, lose thy light. Moon, take thy flight… see ya, George!
20 February 2010
4.09am
skye
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Well that's two. 😉 Any ideas for the theme of the first hunt?

Your poor mother, seeing her daughter being corrupted by a forty year old band.

Ad hoc, ad loc, and quid pro quo! So little time! So much to know!
20 February 2010
6.31am
iCaramba
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Alissa said: I also read that in "I Met the Walrus" by Jerry Levitan. I'm sure he made some mention of an ashtray overflowing with French cigarette butts or something to that effect, I'll take a look again!


Did you ever find the answer?

14 November 2012
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frankdialogue
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   Larks were never really a big seller in the USA, but were popular for awhile because they had

   a charcoal filter...Popular in Asia.

 

 

 

 

McCartney smoked these when they first came to London.

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