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John Lennon glasses
22 October 2010
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Note by Ahhh Girl 28 October 2014: I merged two thread into this one. Posts 26 and 27 were a thread titled "What type of glasses did John wear in "Rain " and "Paperback Writer " promotional videos?". Post 28 was a thread titled "How I Won The War/Walls And Bridges Glasses".

Not sure if these are available outside the UK.

http://www.glassesdirect.co.uk.....hn-lennon/

(the site seems to be falling over a bit today, but refresh and you'll get there eventually)

I've ordered some frames on a 7-day home trial. Ellie: "Oh God , you're turning into a tribute band…"

The JL09B and JL10B ones look good – very retro. The first ones are in the style he wore in 1962-3 (eg http://www.beatlesbible.com/ga.....lennon_001), but I can't place the 10Bs. 1970s?

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22 October 2010
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Wow, those look pretty sweet, I might buy a pai-HOW MUCH!?!!!!!!!?????????!!!!

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22 October 2010
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Two for one though – makes it a bit more affordable (if you have two heads)

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22 October 2010
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Funny, just last week I spent Thanksgiving visiting my mother (who missed seeing the Beatles at Maple Leaf Gardens in '64 because her mother wouldn't allow her to drive 200 miles to Toronto) and we were talking about those National Health glasses. She'd recently been in an optical shop where some guy was pointing out the frames and claiming that John started wearing them for political reasons - that it was his comment on socialized medicine or "welfare", about people relying on government assistance not being provided with anything other than simple wire frames rather than something more fashionable. Or something. She overheard all this and figured that I'd be the one to ask if it was the truth. I told her about "How I Won the War", and as for the guy's story, it was the first I'd heard of it, and that it sounded like nonsense to me. Still, who knows what John may have claimed in some random interview somewhere, especially during his political phase.

Anybody know anything about this?

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22 October 2010
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Greetings from Redlennon from about 5 years ago  http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w108/cobainage1994/redlennon-1.jpgImage Enlarger

 

I got my lennon specs when I was 14ish (I am 20 now)  I wear contacts now though, but I still have my lennon specs, presciption is way different now though.

23 October 2010
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I like the JL09B too, but I'm sure about 10. When did they wear those?

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24 October 2010
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RedLennon said:

Greetings from Redlennon from about 5 years ago  http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w108/cobainage1994/redlennon-1.jpgImage Enlarger

 

I got my lennon specs when I was 14ish (I am 20 now)  I wear contacts now though, but I still have my lennon specs, presciption is way different now though.


Rush? Really? (facepalms) 

 

a-hard-days-night-george-10 

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25 October 2010
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MeanMrs.Mustard said:

 

Rush? Really? (facepalms)
 

a-hard-days-night-george-10 


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Paulrus said:

MeanMrs.Mustard said:

 

Rush? Really? (facepalms)
 

a-hard-days-night-george-10 


 A MODERN DAY WARRIOR MEAN MEAN STRIDE, TODAY'S TOM SAWYER MEAN MEAN PRIDE
a-hard-days-night-george-8

 

I don't make songs that are broken up into many parts LOL jks I'm Rush.

 

YYZ.

 

Tom Sawyer.

 

Rush aren't bad. But they aren't that good.

 


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26 October 2010
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I think Rush is very musically good, but along with most prog rock, it isnt really "Timeless"

15 November 2010
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Eagle Eyewear made John Lennon Glasses in the mid 90s. (Regular & Sunglasses)  I bought a pair called "The Dreamer".  They were styled after the glasses he wore in the Imagine video.  These were "oficially licensed" and had JL promotional displays which I asked the store to hold for me.  I have them somewhere.

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15 November 2010
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I got sent a 7-day trial of the frames, but they didn't suit me. Not such a bad thing - they were a bit overpriced.

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16 November 2010
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Johnandonandonandon said:

Paulrus said:

MeanMrs.Mustard said:

 

Rush? Really? (facepalms)
 

a-hard-days-night-george-10 


 A MODERN DAY WARRIOR MEAN MEAN STRIDE, TODAY'S TOM SAWYER MEAN MEAN PRIDE
a-hard-days-night-george-8
 

I don't make songs that are broken up into many parts LOL jks I'm Rush.

 

YYZ.

 

Tom Sawyer.

 

Rush aren't bad. But they aren't that good.

 



Fly by night away from here.

Chang my life again.

Fly by night good-bye my dear

My ship isn't coming and I just cant pretend

 

Love Geddy Lees voice.

Dear Prudence

Giving you quality -Facepalms- , since August 7, 2010.

16 November 2010
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Rush is terrible
Moving on

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

28 November 2010
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mr. Sun king coming together said:

Rush is terrible
Moving on


WHAT????!!!!!

Dear Prudence

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28 November 2010
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I feel like I'd be showing off my naivety like a peacock if I say "There's a John Lennon line of glasses?!" I think when I was younger, I looked into getting a pair of granny glasses, but learned *much* later that rectangular frames suit me much better.

Two for one isn't too bad on those glasses, but paying about $200 for one pair would be a bit steep for me!

Sorry they didn't work out!

Just to weigh in, I like Rush OK. What I've heard basically on the radio, anyways.

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28 November 2010
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Actually I'm looking for the sunglasses John wears in the cover of Lennon Legend. Does anybody know a similar model? a-hard-days-night-ringo-7

 

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28 November 2010
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I'd love to have these shades - just like the ones he wore at the NYC gig in 1972.

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Anybody else predicting that Google's homepage will incorporate a pair of Lennon glasses for their "oo" tomorrow?

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I'll give you 50-1 odds. Place your money now

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

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