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Miscellaneous questions about John Lennon
20 June 2014
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I have a question, I dont know if its been answered. I read somewhere that John didnt want to be cremated and yet Yoko went ahead with it after his death anyway. Is this true? Its just very sad for him to have met his fate the way he did and, you know, nobody even knows what happened to the ashes. It has disturbed me ever since I got to know about this cause in all the videos up on youtube he appears so...alive (if thats the right word).

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John was cremated (wikiLennon was cremated on 10 December 1980 at the Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, New York), its unknown where his ashes are with some saying they were scattered, others that Yoko has them.

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StrawberryFieldsForever said
I have a question, I dont know if its been answered. I read somewhere that John didnt want to be cremated and yet Yoko went ahead with it after his death anyway. Is this true? Its just very sad for him to have met his fate the way he did and, you know, nobody even knows what happened to the ashes. It has disturbed me ever since I got to know about this cause in all the videos up on youtube he appears so...alive (if thats the right word).

It's just been said that he didn't want to be cremated. I don't believe it's ever been proved for a fact that that's the way John felt.

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Riley's book (IIRC) says his ashes were scattered over the Atlantic.

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I don't know if this has been asked or not.  What happened to John and spirituality?  He seemed to be getting into and then nothing.  Was it just the trip to India or was their something else?

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Jeff20 said

I don't know if this has been asked or not.  What happened to John and spirituality?  He seemed to be getting into and then nothing.  Was it just the trip to India or was their something else?

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This thread may be of interest to you.

https://www.beatlesbible.com/f.....emptiness/

If I think of others, I will let you know.

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During the Dakota years from 1975 to 1980 John became somewhat involved in New Age things such as Tarot, numerology and Theosophy. Fred Seaman details some of the books John was interested in his book, The Last Days of John Lennon . He stocked the Cold Spring Harbor house with titles from a local New Age book store, and was very enthusiastic about H. P. Blavatsky (as was Elvis Presley, coincidentally).

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

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As was his fascination with the number 9...just saw the time you posted and it reminded me of it. Also I was watching this Julian Lennon interview where the interviewer observed how Lennon's mother left him when he was 5 and died when he was 17. The same happened with Julian, albeit in his case it was his father.

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StrawberryFieldsForever said

As was his fascination with the number 9...just saw the time you posted and it reminded me of it. Also I was watching this Julian Lennon interview where the interviewer observed how Lennon's mother left him when he was 5 and died when he was 17. The same happened with Julian, albeit in his case it was his father.

Interesting...and your post was the one after 9:09.

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haha, yes 909 was the first thing that came to my mind and then John's birthday.

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[...] I don't think that it's entirely outrageous to consider the posibility that John hurt her/them [Yoko & Sean] once, or maybe on various occasions. He was abusive towards Cynthia, wasn't he? It doesn't really fit in with the peace and love image that John gave out, but I certainly don't just dismiss the thought [...]

In my humble opinion John never came to terms with the beating he gave Stu in the early days, and that made him feel guilty all his life. He didn’t come to terms with being a billionaire, a capitalist hero, a self-made man. I don’t find it hard to believe that he bullied friends or beat up “Ms Ono”. I guess that those were the sources of his left-wing, pacifist opinions, his “working-class hero” attitude, his crusade to save the world. A guilty consciousness. He was a deeply troubled man; many great artists have been. But as Mark Knopfler wrote, “And after all the violence and double talk / There's just a song in all the trouble and the strife”; his legacy: his music, his art. That’s the Lennon I want to remember.

Forsan et haec olim meminisse juvabit” (“Perhaps one day it will be a pleasure to look back on even this”; Virgil, The Aeneid, Book 1, line 203, where Aeneas says this to his men after the shipwreck that put them on the shores of Africa)

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Did John follow through with his friends in the Strawberry Fields, or is there any interview with people who were a part of SF, reflecting on John's early years?

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meanmistermustard said
John was cremated (wikiLennon was cremated on 10 December 1980 at the Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, New York), its unknown where his ashes are with some saying they were scattered, others that Yoko has them.

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Did John mostly write lyrics before before a melody or is it a stupid rumor. I know a few song written lyrically first

In My Life (I trust Paul more than John on this one)a-hard-days-night-paul-7

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Is Cynthia's last name still Lennon? Did she change her last name when she remarried? or after her divorce?

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@Starr Shine? The answer is yes, her name is officially Cynthia Lennon. How we get there is quite convoluted though. In 1970 she married Roberto Bassanini, and became Cynthia Bassanini. She divorced him in 1973, but did not revert to Lennon. In 1976, she married John Twist, and became Cynthia Twist (a couple of years later publishing her first autobiography, A Twist of Lennon, but under the name Cynthia Lennon). Following her divorce from Twist in 1983, she decided that so far as the world was concerned, she would always be Cynthia Lennon, and so changed her surname to Lennon by deed poll. When she married John Charles in 2002 (who died last year) she chose not to adopt his surname. So, she has officially been known as Cynthia Lennon, and accepted it as her fate, since 1983/4.

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To follow on the heels of RN's post, this date (23 August) is John and Cynthia's anniversary. They got married in 1962.

http://www.birminghammail.co.u.....23-7606245

There's a nice picture of them with the story at the link.

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Hello friends! You know tell me if you have any interview of John talking about when Phil Spector pulled a gun on him? I really wanted to know what John felt at that moment ..

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Rita Eleanor said
Hello friends! You know tell me if you have any interview of John talking about when Phil Spector pulled a gun on him? I really wanted to know what John felt at that moment ..

I only vaguely remember him talking about this in his last interview which was to BBC. Here is the link.

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