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Did John Lennon have gay leanings?
1 March 2015
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I'm reading the book Liddypool (discussed here)

Hum, do you know why I'm reading that book? Anyway...

William Faron Ruffley shares this story:

What is your recollection of John Lennon ?

We were great friends and he, like many others, would sleep over at my house, and my mum would look after us all. When I see things in books stating that John was a homosexual then I can say it's absolute rubbish. We once shared a bed with three girls and, believe me, there was not a gay bone in his body - I know.
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There's much more to the answer but that was the pertinent part to this thread.

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That's not a very convincing argument.

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Did William Farron Ruffley have gay leanings?

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GEORGE: In fact, The Detroit Sound. JOHN: In fact, yes. GEORGE: In fact, yeah. Tamla-Motown artists are our favorites. The Miracles. JOHN: We like Marvin Gaye. GEORGE: The Impressions, Marvin Gaye. PAUL & GEORGE: Mary Wells. GEORGE: The Exciters. RINGO: Chuck Jackson. JOHN: To name but eighty. 

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vonbontee said
Did William Farron Ruffley have gay leanings?

I googled him but couldn't find anything -only that he was a musician. How is he relevant here, @vonbontee?

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Oudis said

vonbontee said
Did William Farron Ruffley have gay leanings?

I googled him but couldn't find anything -only that he was a musician. How is he relevant here, @vonbontee?

He tried to make out with John Lennon .

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And 3 girls.

“Send John out first; he’s the one they want.”

~ someone said it, dammit.

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When was that?

https://youtu.be/52nwiTs7bk8

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The quote I put in post 321 indicates that the party happened when John was a teenager.

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Ahhh Girl said

The quote I put in post 321 indicates that the party happened when John was a teenager.

He probably hadn't come to terms with his gayness at that point.

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vonbontee said
Did William Farron Ruffley have gay leanings?

I googled him but couldn't find anything -only that he was a musician. How is he relevant here, @vonbontee?

I just thought his logic was hilarious. "Some thing happened one time, therefore that same thing happened every time! Also, I am irresistible to gay men."

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Coming to this thread for the first time today I've only gotten through the first 5 pages….. and this one………..

 

From what i've read so far……Being married to Yoko would turn any man gay.

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You didn't read that here, did you?

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I know its been written before by someone else but every time this topic comes up to the surface again i want to write "who cares". I fail to see what influence or significance it would have on John and his legacy and persona if the answer was either a definitive yes or no.

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meanmistermustard put it emphatically 
I know its been written before by someone else but every time this topic comes up to the surface again i want to write "who cares". I fail to see what influence or significance it would have on John and his legacy and persona if the answer was either a definitive yes or no.

I entirely agree. a-hard-days-night-paul-3

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I think there'd be some interest in giving certain of John's songs lyrical re-readings if he were proven to be predominately gay. Like, "Hmm, 'You've Got To Hide Your Love Away '...aha!" 

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meanmistermustard said
I know its been written before by someone else but every time this topic comes up to the surface again i want to write "who cares". I fail to see what influence or significance it would have on John and his legacy and persona if the answer was either a definitive yes or no.

Agree and It's why I haven't been interested enough in this discussion to bother to open the thread and see what's being argued.

 

Though having done so I found from page one the shift from John's possible leanings to 'dakota revelations' regarding Yoko's life and John's 'existence' there very interesting and for me at least quite sad. I was also very impressed by a number of posters……Particularly 'Drbeatle' and certainly not least…. Expert Texpert who in those first 5 pages honestly confronted her own bias towards Yoko.

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@Wigwam, just so you know, @Expert Textpert is a he not a she. I've met him in person.

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@Wigwam, just so you know, @Expert Textpert is a he not a she. I've met him in person.

Thank you……. my mistake. Not sure why I thought that……….

You must be a guy then??

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Ahhh Girl said
@Wigwam, just so you know, @Expert Textpert is a he not a she. I've met him in person.

Thank you……. my mistake. Not sure why I thought that……….

You must be a guy then??

Nope, I'm female.

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vonbontee said

Oudis said

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Did William Farron Ruffley have gay leanings?

I googled him but couldn't find anything -only that he was a musician. How is he relevant here, @vonbontee?

I just thought his logic was hilarious. "Some thing happened one time, therefore that same thing happened every time! Also, I am irresistible to gay men."

I know!

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