One of the names of world musicians that is still remembered today is John Lennon, a former member of The Beatles who was shot dead on December 8, 1980, exactly 37 years ago.
John Lennon, who was also active in politics during his lifetime, was shot dead four times in the back while traveling back to his apartment in Manhattan, New York, USA. The culprit is a man named Mark David Chapman who claims to be a fan.
Many of the works of John Lennon which he created not only with The Beatles, but also his solo songs. Just call it “Imagine”, “Woman”, “Jealous Guy”, until (Just Like) Starting Over.
But behind that, there are at least 6 unique facts that once enveloped John Lennon during his lifetime. What are those? Check out the complete sequence below, while remembering 37 years of the death of the musician.
1. Have the Desire to Make Love to Men
John Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono, once told me her husband’s behavior while he was alive. Yoko Ono told TheDailyBeast.com, reported by Contactmusic, that the former Beatles personnel had wanted to have sexual relations with homosexuals.
Yoko Ono also straightened about rumors that have long been circulating that she suggested John Lennon sleep with the Beatles manager, Brian Epstein during a vacation to Spain in 1963.
Rumors of the relationship between John Lennon and Brian Epstein, who is a homosexual, inspired the film The Hours and Times in 1991.
2. Never Bring Cash
The Beatles has a lot of songs whose lyrics are themed with money. However, it turns out that John Lennon never brought money wherever he went.
A biography by Philip Norman wrote that as a rich man, John Lennon did not even have to pay anything. The club he visited actually gave him a free drink. In fact, John Lennon was released from a restaurant bill.
3. Not Familiar with Children with Similar Faces
John Lennon, has two children. Sean and Julian Lennon. Julian Lennon has a face that is very similar to his father when both in their 20s. But apparently, John Lennon during his life was not familiar with Julian. In fact, Julian himself had voiced dislike of his father when commenting on the murder of John Lennon on December 8, 1980.
Julian Lennon also admitted that he was upset when he heard that his father’s pacifism was always celebrated by many people. To the Daily Telegraph, he said, “I must say that, from my point of view, I feel he is a hypocrite. Father can talk about peace and love out loud throughout the world but he can never show it to others who mean the most to him: his wife and children. How can you talk about peace and love and have a large number of families – no communication, adultery, divorce? You can’t do it, not if you become real and honest with yourself. ”
4. Predict his own death
John Lennon often revealed that he would never feel alive until he was 40 years old. This was revealed by his former secretary, Freda Kelly, who was famous for helping the Beatles during the peak of their careers.
In an interview session with The Guardian, Freda Kelly claimed to have been stunned to hear John say that he would die young.
“The first thing that came to my mind (when he died) was that he often said, ‘I will not be here when I am 40. I will not reach the age of 40. I just want to know what will happen today,'” she said. Mark David Chapman who shot dead John Lennon is not only known to claim to be a fan, but also has psychiatric disorders.
5. Assume Himself God
In the 1960s, there really wasn’t a bigger band than the Beatles. Wherever they go, fans will always admire the personnel and works of this group. Until now, John Lennon has inspired musicians to create songs.
Apparently, this makes John Lennon too proud. In an interview, the man who died in this murder said that ‘The Beatles are bigger than Jesus’. Suddenly this statement was protested by Christians, so, John expressed his apology to the public.
6. Domestic Violence Behind Peace Songs
Apparently, John Lennon is a big problem figure in mental affairs. In fact he is considered terrible for everyone. In his first marriage to Cynthia Powell, he physically and emotionally violated his wife and their son, Julian, who was often beaten for various reasons.
According to their domestic worker, John Lennon beat up his son because of one behavior at the dinner table. Though Julian’s attitude is still somewhat polite compared to children in general. John Lennon in general is also often troubled by violence.
Lennon is also suspected of having physically committed violence against Yoko Ono. Even worse, he also claimed that in his life John almost hit all women. Whereas John Lennon has always been intensely voicing love and peace, so that everything he voiced was thought to be a mere form of guilt.
John himself had an affair with Yoko Ono while still married to his first wife. He also had an affair for 18 months with another woman while dating Yoko Ono. However much he loved the figure of the musician, it was hard to imagine a John Lennon ever going through a scandal like that.