In a box overlooking the Royal Albert Hall, The Beatles, dressed in drag, are aiming a sniper rifle at the speaker below. The Fab Four are in an alternate reality version of s Britain where women occupy all the positions of power. The ruling matriarchy also happens to be crudely stereotyped as a bunch of catty, style-obsessed harpies.
Time to look at some little known facts about its subject, John Lennon. And that's because the life of the Beatles front man was as multifaceted as each song he penned. Below are nine John Lennon facts that might raise an eyebrow.
I n one of his very last acts as Beatles manager, Brian Epstein signed a contract for the group to represent Britain in the Our World global satellite television event, broadcasting the band to an estimated million people in 25 countries. Exactly one month later, Epstein was dead from an overdose of sleeping pills. Nowhere in his obituaries was his homosexuality mentioned.
His curiosity had been sparked by a rush of orders for My Bonnie, a single recorded in Germany on which they had played. He saw them, signed them up and the rest, as they say, is history. At least that was Epstein's preferred version of events for as he himself admitted, "I like to create myths.
At the same time John Lennon accepted an offer from Brian Epstein to accompany him to Barcelona, for a trip also lasting 12 days. It was just three weeks after Lennon's wife Cynthia had given birth to their son Julian. It was my first experience with a homosexual that I was conscious was homosexual.
In AugustBeatles manager Brian Epstein passed away at the age of He spent his entire adult life introducing The Beatles to a global audience and helping them spread their message of love around the world. Earlier in the decade, Brian made two bold and visionary statements about the future.
In the early s, Beatles manager Brian Epstein made two bold and visionary statements about the future. He's famous for the first one: "The Beatles are going to be bigger than Elvis! Epstein's second visionary statement has been largely overlooked, but it was in fact bolder, more inspiring, and not only dangerous but borderline seditious.
Peter Brown was one of Brian Epstein 's personal assistants during the s, and continued to work for The Beatles' Apple Corps after Epstein's death. Brown became friends with Epstein in the early s. He initially ran the record department at Lewis's department store in Liverpool, but was appointed to take over from Epstein as the manager of the Great Charlotte Street branch of NEMS.
He was often referred to as a "fifth" member of the group. Epstein was born into a family of successful retailers in Liverpool, who put him in charge of their music shop. Here he displayed a remarkable gift for talent-spotting, and got a strong intuition about the potential of an unknown four-man group, The Beatles, at a lunchtime concert at Liverpool's Cavern Club in
Kick off November by picking up Jenna's exciting new selection for her book club! Larry Kane was the only American reporter to travel with the Beatles on their first historic American tour, and he kept up a long and close relationship with John Lennon throughout his career. Here is an excerpt:. The man, the myth, the truth From his early days to the afterlife of the tragedy, perhaps no human being in the contemporary culture has been written and talked about more than John Lennon.