i’m at the point in my life where i’m ready to start blaming both of my parents for my emotional trauma instead of just one by John Lennon, 1970
Képzeld csak: nincsen ország
Ne mondd, hogy “nem hiszem”
Nincs miért ölni-halni
Még a vallásért sem
Képzeld csak: minden ember
békében együtt él.
*bangs fists aggressively on table* MCLENNON WAS REAL
me: ah, yes- serotonin.
The most confusing outfit I’ve ever had to draw
Linda was so low-key no one could object to her presence. She took pictures, but she didn’t get in the way and she certainly didn’t venture an opinion about their work. She was relaxed and intelligent, with a sense of humor. She has been accused of being pushy. I never observed this in her. She was always pleasant, never in the way. Yoko demanded service as if we were her personal servants. If she were our employer, the one who paid our wages, there might—just—have been an excuse. But she abused her position as John’s new girlfriend. She wouldn’t accept that she wasn’t a Beatle.
She was actively encouraged in this by John. He expected everyone to treat her in the same way as the entire Apple staff treated him. Everyone, whoever it was, had to do her bidding. But John was always courteous and could be endearing and funny. I came to dislike Yoko all the more because she didn’t have a very nice way of asking for things. She would point at someone and demand quite imperiously, “Get me a jar of caviar,” or “Put my chair next to John’s.” Linda on the other hand would smile nicely and ask politely for what she needed.
some vintage beatles magazine covers ✨
John’s input was minimal, except on his tracks, or the ones he featured on. George’s input was pretty strong, but Paul was the most visible one, perhaps to the point of being overwhelming. Not in a nasty way, but just being creatively in the lead. I think this was because his personal life was very happy. John, newly obsessed with Yoko, should have been happy, but was exhausted and in torment. Looking for some release, he and George had even taking up chanting together.
50s john lennon invented “only attracted to people who pass as my celebrity crushes” culture
Elvis Presley // Paul McCartney
Brigitte Bardot // Cynthia Powell
James Dean // Stuart Sutcliffe
The only Beatles’s girl who matters : Martha!
Poor George … He is looking for his cookies even now
Milli Muslim League
this blurry photo of Cynthia Lennon is more iconic than any Beatles photo shoot