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Miscellaneous questions about John Lennon
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Shamrock Womlbs said
Why John and Yoko got married in Gibraltar? Wouldn't it have been possible in London, for instance?  

Here's what Joe wrote about it https://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/03/16/john-lennon-and-yoko-ono-fly-to-paris/

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Yeah, i've read that but my question is because of this : '...We want to get married. Where can we go?' And he called back and said, 'Gibraltar's the only place.'
Why was it the only place?

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Had they married in the UK, they would have needed to "post the banns" at least 15 days before any marriage, @Shamrock Womlbs.

The banns are a public announcement put on display at either a Christian church or at the town hall to inform of the intention of two named people to get married. They are a legal requirement (now extended to 28 days).

To meet this requirement, John and Yoko would have had to wait over a fortnight. They were looking to avoid any wait, and Gibraltar was the closest British territory which didn't have an inconvenient wait period.

Gibraltar was the only place simply because they could fly in, get married, and fly out again - no residency requirements necessary, and no need to post the banns.

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Little Piggy Dragonguy said
Why would John say he was an only child even though he had two sisters? Like in those information thingys from the sixties, they always say he has no siblings.  

John Lennon was the only child from Julia and Alfred, while his sisters were from Julia and the other man named John Bobby Dykins.

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They were only half siblings, plus it was a bit of a taboo thing as Julia and Dykins weren't married. And John didn't really grow up with them, I don't think.

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Yah even though he had I think 3 siblings, he didn't grow up with them in the same house so they might of not felt siblingish to him.

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In 1942, Julia began an affair with a soldier, and became pregnant by him in 1944, giving birth to Victoria Elizabeth in 1945, who Julia was pressured into giving up to adopt by the Stanley family. She was adopted by a Norwegian couple, and John knew nothing about her until 1964, when he made efforts to find her. He was never successful, and they never met. Ingrid Pederson, as she is now known, came forward some years ago to reveal herself, following the death of her adopted mother.

And then there are two daughters with Bobby Dykins, Julia (born in 1947) and Jackie (1949), who John got to know in the mid-50s when he re-established his relationship with his mother, and they appear to have remained in contact for the rest of his life.

Julia and Jackie finally met Victoria in 2000.

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