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Did any of you guys know John Lennon was a Dyslexic?
13 October 2020
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I always considered John’s ability to change lyrics to songs as a sign of his quick-imagination, rather than an inability to remember the proper words.

13 October 2020
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Ringo’s more about the propper words thing.

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Tony Japanese said
I always considered John’s ability to change lyrics to songs as a sign of his quick-imagination, rather than an inability to remember the proper words.

  

I think it’s both. His lyric substitutions are one of my favourite things about him. They really make John John

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16 October 2020
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Tony Japanese said
I always considered John’s ability to change lyrics to songs as a sign of his quick-imagination, rather than an inability to remember the proper words.

  

Thats the thing though. Being unable to remember words in sequence is something highly connected to dyslexia. My son has mild dyslexia and struggles to remember what he has just read or skips some words completely. His imagination fills in the gaps, he needs to make sense out of something first before he can memorise.

Thats why dyslexic people are often very bright, because they are often forced to think differently and are highly aware of their environment. Maybe John wasn’t dyslexic but he certainly showed signs that he could well have been. 

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For what it’s worth, I’m pretty sure it’s documented that he self-confessedly just couldn’t remember lyrics well. He was rather notorious for it, from the earliest Quarrymen days right on through the Beatletimes.

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i think he also had adhd. 

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