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Aunt Mimi
27 July 2015
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I hadn't heard that story about Bettina before. Was she the barmaid that he was involved with?

"This Beatles talk bores me to death.” —John Lennon 

27 July 2015
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^^^ Yes.

 

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P3pperish said

^^^ Yes.

I think he was seeing her while he was also with Cynthia, but he and Cynthia got married toward the end of their Hamburg days.

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I suppose so. John treated women like crap, and some even let him do that. I'm glad Yoko kicked his ... in that department, at least. 

 

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Yes, Yoko's stern, saturnine qualities are just what he needed.

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28 July 2015
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I read an interview once where Mimi was saying that at the beginning of their relationship, John would often hide when Cynthia came around. She said that they started dating basically because Cynthia was so pushy and pushing herself on John.

I don't know why Mimi would say that, unless she created that little gem to try and hide the fact that John was the pursuer. I've read that in Tune In by Mark Lewisohn and Lennon by Ray Coleman. Did they both get it wrong? a-hard-days-night-ringo-7

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I've read that article, but I don't know where to find it. But frankly, it seems made up to me, considering she "supposedly " said that John was scared of Cynthia. No bigger lol than that.

EDIT: Here it is:

http://www.dmbeatles.com/forum.....pic=8266.0

 

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It's also in a book called The Lost Beatles Interviews.

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Ooh, didn't know that. Then I can't really understand why she said that coz it doesn't seem plausible.

 

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Wait .  Are we talking about the dark-haired mousey Cynthia Powell that Lennon turned into a blond, tight-clothes wearin' Bridget Bardot look-alike?  He was afraid of her?

Hrmm.

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Wait .  Are we talking about the dark-haired mousey Cynthia Powell that Lennon turned into a blond, tight-clothes wearin' Bridget Bardot look-alike?  He was afraid of her?

Hrmm.

Shocking news -Cynthia was a brunette? beatlemaniacs_02_gif

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Oudis said

C.R.A. said
Wait .  Are we talking about the dark-haired mousey Cynthia Powell that Lennon turned into a blond, tight-clothes wearin' Bridget Bardot look-alike?  He was afraid of her?

Hrmm.

Shocking news -Cynthia was a brunette? beatlemaniacs_02_gif

I'm failing to appreciate the faux outrage.

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She looked better as a brunette.

Anyway, according to her, she dyed her hair blonde to impress John, not coz he asked her to. The picture posted tells another story, however ahdn_paul_01

Anyway, yeah, shocking that he or anyone else for that matter could be scared of Cynthia -  brunette or blonde yoko-ono_01

 

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John wasn't afraid of her but he did like that Cyn stood up to him. Opposites attract and all that.

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29 July 2015
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Lennon was crazy in love with cynthia, the idea that she coerced him in some way into a relationship is ridiculous. Cynthia's own family background was quite an overbearing one too and i think that john represented a kind of freedom to her that she found attractive hence why she pursued him so avidly. I think deep down john was quite a shy person, and he was probably equally thrilled and scared to have a young woman throwing herself at him like that............which is probably where mimi was coming from. 

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 That could be a good explanation to Mimi's remarks. Hmmm...

Anyway, what I've understood from John's relationship with women is that he didn't give 2 hoots about those who couldn't stand up for themselves and walked all over them, while he respected those who stood up for themselves  and did dare to put him in line when needed. That's probably why he loved and respected Yoko, apart from other things. Besides, strong women were the kind he liked and was used to - Mimi and Julia , for example.

 

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29 July 2015
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Maybe he was afraid of her because of his gay leanings.

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29 July 2015
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Mimi used to do that charleston dance that john later copied... They both together had to be a good laugh when they were in the right mood

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29 July 2015
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lillo78 said

Mimi used to do that charleston dance that john later copied...

I often wondered where that originated. Thanks!

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They both together had to be a good laugh when they were in the right mood

That's the impression I get as well. I'm sure there were many good times in the household. Unfortunately, we mostly here about the negatives because that is what sells. Mimi fascinates me.

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I rather like the depiction of their life in Nowhere Boy.

 

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