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Encyclopedia > Cynthia Lennon
Cynthia Powell Lennon

Cynthia in 1999
Born September 10, 1939 (1939-09-10) (age 67)
Blackpool, Lancashire, England
Spouse John Lennon (1962-1968)
Roberto Bassanini (1970-1973)
John Twist (1976-1983)
Noel Charles (2002 to date)
Children Julian Lennon

Cynthia Lillian Lennon née Powell (born September 10, 1939) in Blackpool, Lancashire, England. She grew up in Hoylake, and was the first wife of John Lennon. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 447 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (743 × 996 pixel, file size: 120 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This work is copyrighted and unlicensed. ... September 10 is the 253rd day of the Gregorian calendar (254th in leap years). ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full year calendar). ... It has been suggested that South Shore, Blackpool be merged into this article or section. ... Lancashire is a county in North West England, bounded to the west by the Irish Sea. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem God Save the King (Queen) England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Queen Queen Elizabeth II  -  Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification  -  by Athelstan 967  Area... John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), (born John Winston Lennon, known as John Ono Lennon) was an iconic English 20th century rock and roll songwriter and singer, best known as the founding member of The Beatles. ... John Charles Julian Lennon known universally as Julian Lennon, (born April 8, 1963 in Liverpool, England) is an English singer, songwriter, musician, and first son of Beatle John Lennon and the only child of his first wife Cynthia Lennon. ... September 10 is the 253rd day of the Gregorian calendar (254th in leap years). ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full year calendar). ... It has been suggested that South Shore, Blackpool be merged into this article or section. ... Lancashire is a county in North West England, bounded to the west by the Irish Sea. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem God Save the King (Queen) England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Queen Queen Elizabeth II  -  Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification  -  by Athelstan 967  Area... Error creating thumbnail: convert: Corrupt image `/mnt/upload3/wikipedia/en/7/71/Hoylake_-_Wirral_dot. ... John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), (born John Winston Lennon, known as John Ono Lennon) was an iconic English 20th century rock and roll songwriter and singer, best known as the founding member of The Beatles. ...

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Early years

Cynthia was the last of three children to Charles and Lillian Powell, who had two older sons called Anthony (Tony) and Charles.[1] Charles Powell worked for the GEC company, and sold electrical goods to shops in Liverpool.[2] The General Electric Company plc (GEC) is a British company that was renamed Marconi plc on November 30, 1999 after its defence unit Marconi Electronic Systems was divested and sold to British Aerospace. ...


In 1939, Cynthia's pregnant mother (who was carrying Cynthia) was sent to Blackpool from Liverpool after WWII had been declared, and lived in a small room in a bed-and-breakfast on the Blackpool seafront before giving birth. When Lillian came to term, she was in labour for a whole day and a night until a midwife arrived, saw how bad the situation was, locked the door, swore Lillian to secrecy, and "dragged" the baby (Cynthia) into the world.[3] After Cynthia's birth the Powell family moved to a two-bedroomed semi-detached house in Hoylake, which is across the river Mersey from Liverpool.[4] Because of the war (and for years after) food in Britain was severely rationed, which meant that Cynthia would get less to eat than her brothers or her father, had to polish their shoes, and generally to look after them. She accepted this—being the youngest and female—as that was the accepted attitude at that time.[2] Cynthia's eldest brother Charles was a talented pianist, but he left home when he was 16 (when Cynthia was 5-years-old) to work for the GEC in Birmingham.[5] German soldiers at the Battle of Stalingrad World War II was the most extensive and costly armed conflict in the history of the world, involving the great majority of the worlds nations, being fought simultaneously in several major theatres, and costing tens of millions of lives. ...


At the age of 12 Cynthia was accepted at the Junior Art School, which was only a short distance away from the Liverpool Art College, and it was there that she met Phyllis McKenzie, who became her lifetime friend.[6] When Cynthia was 17-years-old her father died after a long battle against lung cancer, but before he died he told Cynthia that she would have to get a job to support her mother, and would not be able to go the Liverpool College of Art.[6] As Cynthia's mother wanted to see her daughter receive a better education she squeezed four single beds into the master bedroom and rented it out to four apprentice electricians, who were happy to share, although Cynthia remembered there was always a queue for the bathroom in the morning.[6] Lung cancer is a transformation and expansion of lung tissue, and is the most lethal of all cancers worldwide, responsible for 1. ...


Art college

In September of 1957 Cynthia gained a place at the Liverpool College of Art, and turned up everyday wearing glasses, twinsets and tweed skirts, because she wanted to be the model student, although many other students at the college dressed differently, and were called beatniks because of their Bohemian lifestyle.[3][6] During Cynthia's first year she dated the son of a window cleaner called Barry, whom Cynthia described as the "Romeo of Hoylake". They talked about marriage one day, but their relationship faded after Barry was unfaithful to Cynthia, and stopped altogether after Cynthia met Lennon.[7] Twinset - a matching combination of knitted short-sleeved, round-necked top and matching round-necked cardigan, in the same colour, sometimes also referred to as a sweater-set. Highly feminine and a classic of ladies-wear. ... Tweed is a type of fabric using the twill weave. ... Beatnik cartoon Beatnik is a media stereotype that borrowed the most superficial aspects of the Beat Generation literary movement of the 1950s to present a distorted, cartoon-like misrepresentation of the real-life people found in Jack Kerouacs autobiographical fiction. ... The term Bohemian was first used in the nineteenth century to describe the non-traditional lifestyles of marginalized and impoverished artists, writers, musicians, and actors in major European cities. ...


Cynthia started to change her dress style, grow her hair and often didn't wear her glasses, which meant that she sometimes got off a bus at the wrong stop, and misread notices in college, although she always wore them in a class, as she would not have been able to see what she was drawing in front of her without them.[8] Altough she was studying graphics, she also took some classes in lettering, and during the first class a Teddy Boy came in late and sat down behind her. He tapped Cynthia on the back and said, "Hi, I'm John". Lennon never brought any equipment with him, so he constantly borrowed pens and pencils from Cynthia, who found out that he was only in the lettering class because other teachers refused to have him.[9] Lennon sometimes brought a guitar with him into class, and once sang "Ain't She Sweet" directly to Cynthia, which made her blush and run out of the class.[10] Cynthia once overheard Lennon make a comment about a girl with blonde hair in the college, who Lennon thought looked like Brigitte Bardot. The next Saturday Cynthia dyed her hair, and went into college on Monday with her hair several shades blonder. Lennon noticed straight away, exclaiming, "Get you, Miss Hoylake!" (Lennon's nickname for Cynthia—referring to the middle-class suburb where she lived).[11] Aint She Sweet was composed by Milton Ager & Jack Yellen in 1927. ... Brigitte Bardot (born September 28, 1934) is a French actress, former fashion model, nationalist, singer, animal rights activist, and considered the embodiment of the 1950s and 1960s sex kitten. ...


Relationship with Lennon

Lennon and Cynthia in 1959.
Lennon and Cynthia in 1959.

Their relationship started after a college party before the summer holidays when Lennon asked Cynthia to go the Ye Cracke pub with him and some friends later that evening.[12] Cynthia pretended to be engaged (to Barry, in Hoylake) and Lennon stormed off, shouting, "I didn't ask you to fucking marry me, did I?"[13] Cynthia later went to the "Cracke", and Lennon ignored her all evening, but as she was ready to leave, he grabbed her hand and took her to a room Stuart Sutcliffe was renting, where they had sex.[14][15] During the beginning of their relationship they often had sex in alleyways or shop doorways (if Sutcliffe's room was not available) but Cynthia didn't enjoy those "snatched encounters".[16] Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 448 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1106 × 1481 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 448 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1106 × 1481 pixel, file size: 1. ... Ye Cracke is a pub in Rice Street, Liverpool, United Kingdom. ... An amusingly named pub (the Old New Inn) at Bourton-on-the-Water, in the Cotswold Hills of South West England A pub in the Haymarket area of Edinburgh, Scotland A public house, usually known as a pub, is a drinking establishment found mainly in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada... A self portrait by Sutcliffe. ... It has been suggested that Duration of sexual intercourse be merged into this article or section. ...


Lennon's jealousy could manifest itself in cruel and aggressive behaviour towards Cynthia, as when Lennon slapped her across the face (knocking her head against the wall) the day after he saw her dancing with Stuart Sutcliffe.[17][18] Cynthia broke up with Lennon for three months, but resumed their relationship after Lennon's profuse apology.[19]


When Lennon returned to Mendips after the first Hamburg trip, Mimi Smith (Lennon's Aunt and guardian) threw a cooked chicken (that Lennon had bought especially for Mimi) and a hand-mirror at Lennon for spending money on a suede coat for Cynthia.[20] Mimi once referred to Cynthia as "a gangster's moll", and was unpleasant or cold towards her.[21] Cynthia and Dot Rhone (McCartney's girlfriend) went to Hamburg to see The Beatles for two weeks in 1960, and had to stay up all night because of the long hours that The Beatles played, with both taking the same pills (Preludin) that the others took just to stay awake.[22] Mary Elizabeth Mimi Smith (b. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A gun moll was the female companion of an American gangster of the 1920s and 30s. ...


After the trip to Hamburg Cynthia's mother told her that her cousin and husband were emigrating to Canada with their new-born baby and that she [Cynthia's mother] would also be going with them to look after the baby whilst they studied to become teachers.[23] Cynthia waited until Lennon came back from Hamburg before she asked Mimi—who had taken in lodgers before at 251 Menlove Avenue—if she would rent a room to her. Mimi let Cynthia have the little boxroom above the front door (which used to be Lennon's bedroom) and demanded that Cynthia do chores around the house, but it meant that Cynthia would see Lennon a lot more often.[24] Cynthia remembered Mendips as cold and draughty (it had no central heating system) with only old electric fires in the downstairs rooms.[25] To pay her rent, Cynthia took a job at a Woolworths store in the city as her student grant had run out.[26] 251 Menlove Avenue, named Mendips, is a National Trust property in south Liverpool, England, and was the childhood home of John Lennon. ... An electric heater is an electrical appliance that converts electrical energy into heat. ... F.W. Woolworth Company the original USA based chain of high street shops. ... Grants are funds given to tax-exempt nonprofit organizations or local governments by foundations, corporations, governments, small business and individuals. ...


In 1961, when Lennon was 21-years-old, he received £100 from his aunt Mater and went to Paris with McCartney for a holiday. Cynthia could not accompany them because she was studying for her final exams and doing teacher-training practice at local schools.[27] It was at one of these schools (a private girls' college that she hated) that Cynthia later made the mistake of teaching her class the wrong material for an exam, and was sternly told off, although the students were able to resit the exam.[28] City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) Paris Eiffel tower as seen from the esplanade du Trocadéro. ...


After The Beatles went to Hamburg again in April 1962, Cynthia decided that she had had enough of living with Mimi, and moved into her aunt Tess's house for awhile. She looked for somewhere to rent, and found a bedsit in a terraced house that was close to the two schools where she was teaching. It had a one-ring cooker, a one-bar electric fire, a single bed and an old armchair. Cynthia had to put a shilling into a meter for enough ankle-deep hot water to take a bath in the shared bathroom.[29] When the old woman who was living in the larger room next door moved out—which pleased Cynthia as the woman filled her room with cats and bags of coal—Cynthia asked Rhone to share the rent of the two rooms together.[30] A bedsit is a form of rented accommodation consisting of a single room with a shared bathroom and lavatory. ...


In July of 1962, Cynthia learnt that she had failed one of her exams, and that she was pregnant with Lennon's child. They had never used contraception, and Cynthia explained that they never talked about it and didn't think about it at the time.[31] When Cynthia told Lennon he said, "There's only one thing for it Cyn [Cynthia] we'll have to get married", but when he told Mimi she "screamed and raged" at him—threatening never to speak to him again—in order to stop him from going through with it.[32] Cynthia's mother was back in England for a visit, and Cynthia told her the day before was due to go back to Canada. The next day Cynthia married Lennon.[33]


Marriage

Lennon and Cynthia were married on 23 August 1962, at the Mount Pleasant Register office in Liverpool, but Mimi did not attend.[34] Lennon had wanted his half-sisters, cousins, and aunts to be there, but Mimi made sure that did not happen.[35] George Harrison, McCartney, and Brian Epstein (The Beatles' manager) attended the wedding as the Best man.[34][36] The wedding was a farce, because as soon as the ceremony began a workman in the backyard of the building opposite started using a pneumatic drill which drowned out anything the registrar, Lennon or Cynthia were saying. When the registrar asked for the groom to step forward, Harrison stepped forward, which increased the confusion.[37] They celebrated afterwards (at Epstein's expense) in Reece's restaurant in Clayton Square with a set menu of soup, chicken and trifle, but no alcohol, as Reece's did not have a beverage licence. Reece's was the same restaurant where Freddie and Julia Lennon (Lennon's parents) had celebrated after their marriage twenty-four years earlier in 1938.[38] August 23 is the 235th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (236th in leap years), with 130 days remaining. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... In England and Wales, The Register Office is primarily the local office for the registration of births, deaths and marriages (BD&M), and for the conducting of civil marriages. ... Brian Samuel Epstein, born in Liverpool, Lancashire, England (19 September 1934 – 27 August 1967), was an English businessman best known as the manager of The Beatles. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The word jackhammer is also used in the name of the type of combat shotgun called the Pancor Jackhammer. ... See also: A groom is a type of officer-servant in the British royal household. ... Cover of the 1965 single for Thats My Life Alfred Freddie Lennon (14 December 1912 – 1 April 1976) was the father of English musician John Lennon. ... Julia Stanley Lennon (12 March 1914 – 15 July 1958) was the mother of John Lennon, who was the singer, songwriter and instrumentalist with The Beatles. ...


During Cynthia's pregnancy Epstein offered the Lennons the use of his flat on Faulkner Street—and later paid for a private hospital room when Cynthia was coming to term.[39][40]


After Lennon and Cynthia had been living at Epstein's flat for a few months (and after hearing about a near-miscarriage that Cynthia had) Mimi offered to rent the downstairs rooms of Mendips to them both.[41] Although pregnant, Cynthia had to boil hake fish for Mimi's three Siamese cats every day, which made Cynthia nauseous.[42] Whilst Lennon was in Hamburg he would often telephone Mendips, but Mimi always got to the phone first and talked to Lennon until shortly before his money ran out—only then handing over the phone to Cynthia.[43] It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with rental agreement. ... The term hake refers to fish in either of: families Gadidae (subfamily Phycinae) families Merlucciidae (both subfamilies Merlucciinae and Steindachneriinae). ... The Siamese is one of the first distinctly recognised breeds of Oriental cat. ...


Julian

Lennon and Cynthia on their first flight to the USA in 1964.
Lennon and Cynthia on their first flight to the USA in 1964.

Cynthia and Lennon's son, John Charles Julian Lennon, was born (after Cynthia had been in labour for 24 hours) on 8 April 1963, at 6:50 a.m. in the Sefton General Hospital in Liverpool. Lennon was on tour at the time, and was not present, although he did see his son three days later on a short stop-over trip to Liverpool.[44] Image File history File links Size of this preview: 628 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1209 × 1154 pixel, file size: 197 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This work is copyrighted and unlicensed. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 628 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1209 × 1154 pixel, file size: 197 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This work is copyrighted and unlicensed. ... John Charles Julian Lennon known universally as Julian Lennon, (born April 8, 1963 in Liverpool, England) is an English singer, songwriter, musician, and first son of Beatle John Lennon and the only child of his first wife Cynthia Lennon. ... April 8 is the 98th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (99th in leap years). ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... General Hospital (GH) is the longest-running daytime American soap opera on the American Broadcasting Company television network, and is also the longest-running soap opera produced in Hollywood (having been taped at the Prospect Avenue ABC Television Center West and Sunset-Gower Studios). ...


After Julian's birth, Cynthia often found one of Mimi's cats (along with cat hairs) in Julian's cot, and later said, "Mimi's passions throughout her life were money, John [Lennon] and cats—in about that order".[45] Mimi always started to hoover outside Cynthia's door every morning in order to let Cynthia know it was time to get up, and complained that Julian's constant crying during the night was keeping her [Mimi] awake.[46] A baby lying on an elevated mattress in an infant bed An infant bed is a small bed (commonly referred to as a cot in British English and a crib in American English) specifically for infants. ... Chocolate point Siamese kittens (modern siamese) Seal point Siamese kitten (modern siamese) The Siamese is one of the first distinctly recognised breeds of Oriental cat. ...


The final straw for Cynthia was when Mimi came downstairs one morning and told Cynthia that she had had a dream in which Cynthia's mother had come to the door and she [Mimi] had absolutely refused to let her in the house. This led Cynthia, in November of 1963, to leave Mendips and move into a bedsit with Julian and her mother Lillian, who had returned to Liverpool from Canada. They only had to live in the bedsit for a month, however, as they had to wait for the lodgers in the Powell house in Hoylake to move out.[47] A bedsit is a form of rented accommodation consisting of a single room with a shared bathroom and lavatory. ...


The press heard rumours about Lennon having a wife and child at the end of 1963—after Beatlemania had already swept the UK and Europe—and descended on Hoylake in November and December to find a story. Friends and neighbours protected Cynthia's annonymity by saying they had got it wrong, but Cynthia was often approached by journalists who asked her if she was Mrs. Lennon.[48] In late December Cynthia decided to have Julian christened at the Hoylake parish church, but didn't tell Lennon because she feared a media circus and believed Lennon wouldn't approve of the christening. She told him two days later, and he was angry as he hadn't wanted it to be done, but when Epstein heard about it he asked to be Julian's godfather. Not long after the christening Cynthia opened the door to cameras flashing, and the next day every paper was full of the story about Lennon's secret wife and baby boy. [49][39] A godparent, in some denominations of Christianity, is someone who sponsors a childs baptism. ...


The Lennons both moved to London, and found a three-bedroomed flat in Emperor's Gate, which was just off Cromwell Road in Kensington. The flat had its disadvanteges however, as it was the third flat of three, which were built over two floors. This meant climbing six flights of stairs (the building had no lift) with Julian, bags of shopping, and a pram. It meant that Cynthia had to carry Julian up to the flat, and then go back down to collect the shopping bags.[50] It wasn't long before the fans found out where they were living, and Cynthia would find them camping out in the hallway, and would have to push through them when leaving or arriving back at the flat.[51]


Cynthia was allowed to go with Lennon to America on The Beatles' first trip there, and to Cynthia's surprise Lennon agreed when the press asked for a photo of them together.[52] Cynthia was left behind in New York whilst Lennon and the other Beatles were quickly ushered into a car, and had to ask the help of Beatles' fans to covince a security guard in Miami. Lennon's response was, "Don't be so bloody slow next time—they could have killed you".[53]


Back at Emperor's Gate the situation grew worse, with fans sticking chewing gum in the lock of the flat and tearing at any article of clothing from Lennon or Cynthia when they were leaving or arriving. The Beatles' accountant advised Epstein that the individual Beatles should move to houses near his in Esher which Lennon did. Cynthia and Lennon bought a house called Kenwood, which was a mock-Tudor-style house on forty acres in Weybridge, where Tom Jones and Cliff Richard already lived.[54][55] Esher is a town in the Surrey borough of Elmbridge in South East England near the River Mole. ... Home of John Lennon from the summer of 1964 until the late spring of 1968, located on St. ... Ascott House designed by George Devey in the 1880s in what is often known as Tudor style The Tudor style (neo-Tudor) is loosely based on the Tudor architecture built during the reigns of members of the Tudor dynasty which ruled England from 1485 to 1603. ... Map of Weybridge (from OpenStreetMap) Weybridge is a town in the Elmbridge district of Surrey in South East England. ... Tom Jones can be: The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, a novel by Henry Fielding Tom Jones (movie), by Tony Richardson People Sir Tom Jones (singer) Tom Jones (writer), musicals T.G. Jones, Thomas George Jones, a footballer for Everton Wales Tom Jones (auto racer), a one-time Formula... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ...


Kenwood

Lennon and Cynthia in the garden at Kenwood in 1965.

Cynthia and Lennon spent twice the original £20,000 purchase price on renovations, reducing its 22 rooms to 17 and adding state-of-the-art kitchen appliances. During the extensive renovations the couple lived in the attic bedroom, and had to stay there for nine months.[56] Although Cynthia enjoyed entertaining in the larger rooms, Lennon could usually be found in a small sunroom at the back of the house overlooking the swimming pool, which was similar to Mimi's conservatory in Liverpool. Cynthia found that Lennon would often be in a daydream, and said that in that state he was "present but absent".[57] Cynthia enjoyed the closeness of Maureen Starkey (Ringo's wife) and Patti Harrison (Harrison's wife) as they lived nearby, and they all often went on holiday together.[58] Image File history File links Size of this preview: 497 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1041 × 1256 pixel, file size: 275 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This work is copyrighted and unlicensed. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 497 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1041 × 1256 pixel, file size: 275 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This work is copyrighted and unlicensed. ... Maureen Cox Starkey (August 4, 1946 – December 30, 1994) was the wife of Beatle drummer, Richard Starkey (a. ... George and Pattie in A Hard Days Night Patricia Anne Pattie Boyd (born 17 March 1944 in Taunton, Somerset, England), fashion model and photographer, is best known as the wife of two famous rock musicians and the inspiration for several memorable rock love songs. ...


Kenwood became a place for the individual Beatles to visit, various American musicians, and total strangers that Lennon had met the night before in a London nightclub.[59] Both Lennons enjoyed London nightlife in 1965, and went to many expensive restaurants and clubs, which were recommended by Epstein. At home they enjoyed simple food (as Cynthia admitted that cooking was not one of her strong points) like bacon or steak sandwichs, meat pies, cheese on toast, and tea.[60] Cynthia was often photographed at Beatles movie premieres and special occasions, and sometimes with Lennon and Julian at home, which meant she had the role of a Beatle wife, as well as being the mother of Julian. She would often go to a nightclub with Lennon, but the next day she would take Julian to school like any other suburban housewife.[61] Welsh rabbit — or rarebit — is a traditional Welsh snack, comparable to toasted cheese. ...


In 1965, Cynthia opened the front door of Kenwood to see a man who "looked like a tramp", but alarmingly, with Lennon's face. It was Freddie Lennon, who Lennon had not seen for years. Cynthia invited Freddie in, and gave him tea and cheese on toast until Lennon came home, which he was expected to do in an hour or so. Whilst waiting, Cynthia offered to cut Freddie's "long, stringy locks" of hair, which he allowed her to do. After waiting for a couple of hours, Freddie left.[62] Lennon was annoyed when he came home, and told Cynthia (for the first time) about Freddie's visit to the NEMS office a few weeks before.[63] John Everett Millais The Blind Girl: vagrant musicians See also vagrancy (biology) for an alternative use of the term. ...


Three years after meeting Lennon in the NEMS office, Freddie (who was then 56-years-old) turned up at Kenwood again, with nineteen-year-old student Pauline Jones, who was Freddie's fiancée. Pauline had been an 18-year-old Exeter University student when she met the 54-year-old Freddie in 1966.[64] They said that they were in love and wanted to get married, although Pauline's mother was horrified and totally against the idea. Freddie asked Cynthia to ask Lennon if he could give Pauline a job, so Pauline was hired to help Cynthia with Julian and the piles of Beatles' fan mail. Pauline spent a few months living at Kenwood in the attic bedroom, but Cynthia remembered Pauline, "crying all the time and arguing with her mother on the phone".[65][64] Kenwood has multiple meanings, among them: Kenwood House in London, and its surrounding woods. ... An engagement is an agreement by a couple to enter into marriage at some future time, usually accompanied by a formal or informal announcement to friends and family. ... The University of Exeter is the principal University in the English city of Exeter, in Devon. ... Fan mail is mail sent to a public figure, especially a celebrity, by their admirers or fans. Fan mails may be in the form of letters, cards, artworks, gifts, and so on; depending on the recepient, it may also be possible to send fan mails via email. ... A typical attic. ...


When The Beatles took a train to Wales to meet with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in the summer of 1967, a policeman kept her from boarding, not knowing who she was, until the train was pulling out, with Lennon calling out a window after her. Unable to catch up, Cynthia broke down in tears, and said later[66] that the moment symbolised where she felt their marriage was heading. Lennon denied any dissatisfaction or infidelities, but confessed months afterwards that he had been unfaithful with other women since becoming famous: mostly groupies or escorts on Beatles tours (or fans invited backstage by their assistants) and occasional celebrities—virtually all one-night stands.[citation needed] In an effort to better understand Lennon, or recapture her appeal to him, she began experimenting with LSD herself[67] and also underwent rhinoplasty. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (b. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... A groupie is a person who, while he/she may be a fan at some level, seeks intimacy (most often physical, sometimes emotional) with, a famous person. ... Rhinoplasty (Greek: , Nose + , to shape) is a type of plastic surgery that is used to improve the function (reconstructive surgery) or appearance (cosmetic surgery) of a persons nose. ...


Divorce

Cynthia and Julian at Kenwood in 1968, after Lennon had left.
Cynthia and Julian at Kenwood in 1968, after Lennon had left.

According to Cynthia, in a 1995 interview, there were problems throughout their marriage because of the pressures of the Beatles' fame and rigorous touring, and because of Lennon's increasing use of drugs.[68] Their marriage came to an end when Cynthia arrived at Kenwood after a holiday in Greece, in May 1968, to discover Lennon had slept with Japanese artist Yoko Ono. Cynthia grabbed a handful of items and walked out, spending the night with Jenny Boyd and John's friend Magic Alex Mardas at their apartment. Lennon did not deny the fact but after Cynthia left for a while he phoned her and said "I can't understand why you went off".[69] Image File history File links Size of this preview: 587 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2028 × 2072 pixel, file size: 441 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This work is copyrighted and unlicensed. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 587 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2028 × 2072 pixel, file size: 441 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This work is copyrighted and unlicensed. ... Yoko Ono Lennon (小野 洋子 Ono Yōko, born February 18, 1933) is a Japanese musician and artist. ... Helen Mary Boyd, 1960s London fashion model; younger sister of Pattie Boyd, who married Beatle George Harrison. ... Yanni (John) Alexis Mardas, better known as Magic Alex (born May 5, 1942, Athens, Greece), a self-styled electronics wizard, was the head of The Beatles Apple Electronics. ...


Magic Alex appeared during Cynthia's holiday abroad and broke the news that Lennon was planning to sue her for divorce on grounds of adultery and seek sole custody of Julian.[70] "The mere fact that ‘Magic Alex’ arrived in Italy in the middle of the night without any prior knowledge of where I was staying made me extremely suspicious,” said Cynthia in 2005. "I was being coerced into making it easy for Lennon and Yoko to accuse me of doing something that would make them look not so bad.”[71] For the record label, see Divorce Records. ... Adultery is voluntary sexual intercourse between a married person and a partner other than the lawful spouse. ...


In the ensuing court case Lennon refused to give his wife anymore than £75,000, telling her "What have you done to deserve it? Christ, it's like winning the bloody pools".[72] In the end however she got £100,000 plus £2,400 a year, custody of Julian and the house. Paul McCartney made occasional visits to Cynthia and Julian that year, to check up on them; on one visit, having himself just broken up with fiancée Jane Asher, he brought Cynthia a single red rose, and asked jokingly "How about it, Cyn? How about you and me getting married now?" She never forgot the gesture — or the laugh they both had at the idea. Sir James Paul McCartney MBE (born June 18, 1942) is an iconic Grammy Award-winning English singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who first gained worldwide fame as one of the founding members of the Beatles. ... Jane Asher (born April 5, 1946) is a British film and television actress and the author of several full-length novels. ...


Later life

Julian and Cynthia Lennon in Cumbria - 1984.

On July 31, 1970, Cynthia married Italian hotelier Roberto Bassanini, whom she'd met in 1966 and started dating after parting with Lennon. She and Bassanini divorced in 1973. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 638 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1738 × 1632 pixel, file size: 461 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This work is copyrighted and unlicensed. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 638 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1738 × 1632 pixel, file size: 461 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This work is copyrighted and unlicensed. ... July 31 is the 212th day (213th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 153 days remaining. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ...


During Lennon's separation from Yoko in 1973 and 1974, his girlfriend May Pang actively tried to get Lennon to spend more time with Julian, forming a friendship with Cynthia in the process, which continued even after he and Yoko had reconciled. "I met her the first time I took Julian to see his father after he had split with Yoko,” Cynthia said in an interview in 2005. "She was a very young girl and she was so kind and so lovely to Julian.... She embraced him and she talked to Lennon about his responsibilities. I’ve never forgotten that. I’ve a really soft spot for May and you can communicate with her – I’ve never ever been able to communicate with Yoko on any level.”[73] 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Cover of May Pangs book on John Lennon. ...


In May 1976, she married John Twist, an engineer from Lancashire. They divorced in 1983, and then Cynthia met Jim Christie, who was her partner for 17 years until they broke up in 1999.[74] Cynthia said at the time: 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... For the Technical Symposium of NITK Surathkal Engineer , see Engineer (Technical Fest). ... Lancashire is a county in North West England, bounded to the west by the Irish Sea. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Jim [Christie] has never felt he's living in John Lennon's shadow. He's four years younger than me and wasn't really part of that whole Beatles scene, though his parents were in showbusiness. He knew Julian before he knew me and, in fact taught him to ride motorbikes - and we became friends as a result. He's slotted so easily into my life it really is a miracle for me.[75]

She published a memoir, A Twist of Lennon, in 1978, telling about her life before and with Lennon, and carrying her own illustrations and poetry. Lennon sued to block publication of the book, but lost.[citation needed]

Cynthia and her present husband Noel.

After her divorce from John Twist, Cynthia changed her name back to Lennon by deed poll. She kept mementos of Lennon for years, including never-published photographs, letters, and personal items, finally auctioning off many of them long after his death. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 590 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1263 × 1284 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 590 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1263 × 1284 pixel, file size: 1. ... A deed poll is a legal document binding only to a single person or several person acted jointly to express an active intention. ...


In 2002 she married Noel Charles, a night club owner. In September 2005, she published a new biography, simply titled John, that re-examined her life with Lennon and the years afterwards, including events following his death. In 2006, she and Julian attended the Las Vegas premiere of the Cirque de Soleil production of the Beatles Love, which marked her only joint public appearance with Yoko Ono. For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cirque du Soleil - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Yoko Ono Lennon (小野 洋子 Ono Yōko, born February 18, 1933) is a Japanese musician and artist. ...


Currently, Cynthia lives on the island of Mallorca, Spain. Location Location of Mallorca in Balearic Islands Coordinates : 39° 30’N , 3°0E Time Zone : CET (UTC+1) - summer: CEST (UTC+2) General information Native name Mallorca (Catalan) Spanish name Mallorca Postal code 07001-07691 Area code 34 (Spain) + 971 (Illes Balears) Website http://www. ...


Miscellaneous

  • During an interview on a local Barcelona television show, she said her favorite Beatles songs were "Ain't She Sweet" (she still remembers Lennon singing it in the art college), and "Hey Jude".

Location Coordinates : Time Zone : CET (GMT +1) - summer: CEST (GMT +2) General information Native name Barcelona (Catalan) Spanish name Barcelona Nickname Ciutat Comtal (Catalan) Ciudad Condal (Spanish) Postal code 08001–08080 Area code 34 (Spain) + 93 (Barcelona) Website http://www. ... Aint She Sweet was an American album featuring four tracks recorded in Hamburg in 1961 by The Beatles featuring Tony Sheridan (except for the title song with vocal by John Lennon) and cover versions of Beatles and British Invasion songs recorded by The Swallows. ... Hey Jude is a rock ballad written by Paul McCartney (credited to Lennon/McCartney) and recorded by The Beatles. ...

Notes

  1. ^ Cynthia Lennon – “John” 2006. p14
  2. ^ a b Cynthia Lennon – “John” 2006. p17
  3. ^ a b Cynthia Lennon – “John” 2006. p16
  4. ^ Cynthia Lennon – “John” 2006. pp16-17
  5. ^ Cynthia Lennon – “John” 2006. pp17-18
  6. ^ a b c d Cynthia Lennon – “John” 2006. p15
  7. ^ Cynthia – “John” 2006. p20.
  8. ^ Cynthia – “John” 2006. p21.
  9. ^ Cynthia – “John” 2006. p22.
  10. ^ Cynthia – “John” 2006. pp24-25.
  11. ^ Cynthia – “John” 2006. pp25-26.
  12. ^ Cynthia Lennon – “John”. p27.
  13. ^ Cynthia – “John” 2006. pp27-28.
  14. ^ Photo of Gambier Terrace – Sutcliffe’s flat Retrieved: 14 January 2007
  15. ^ Cynthia Lennon – “John”. pp28-29.
  16. ^ Cynthia Lennon – “John”. p35.
  17. ^ Cynthia Lennon – “John”. p36.
  18. ^ Miles. pp48-49.
  19. ^ Cynthia Lennon – “John”. pp50-51.
  20. ^ Cynthia Lennon “John” 2006. p80.
  21. ^ Cynthia Lennon – “John” 2006. pp332-333.
  22. ^ Cynthia Lennon– “John”. pp90-95.
  23. ^ Cynthia Lennon– “John”. p95.
  24. ^ Cynthia Lennon– “John”. pp97-98.
  25. ^ Cynthia Lennon “John” 2006. p142.
  26. ^ Cynthia Lennon– “John”. p98.
  27. ^ Cynthia Lennon– “John”. p99.
  28. ^ Cynthia Lennon– “John”. p115.
  29. ^ Cynthia Lennon– “John”. pp111-112.
  30. ^ Cynthia Lennon– “John”. pp112-113.
  31. ^ Cynthia Lennon “John” 2006. p122.
  32. ^ Cynthia Lennon “John” 2006. p123.
  33. ^ Cynthia Lennon– “John”. pp123-124.
  34. ^ a b Spitz 2005. p348
  35. ^ Cynthia Lennon “John” 2006. pp128-129.
  36. ^ Brown, Peter. 2002. p83
  37. ^ Cynthia Lennon – “John” 2006. pp128-129
  38. ^ Spitz 2005. p349.
  39. ^ a b Brown, Peter. 2002. p93
  40. ^ Cynthia Lennon – “John” 2006. p171
  41. ^ Cynthia Lennon “John” 2006. p139.
  42. ^ Miles 1998. p45.
  43. ^ Cynthia Lennon “John” 2006. p140.
  44. ^ Cynthia Lennon – “John” 2006. p151.
  45. ^ Cynthia Lennon – “John” 2006. p143.
  46. ^ Cynthia Lennon – “John” 2006. p154.
  47. ^ Cynthia Lennon – “John” 2006. p163.
  48. ^ Cynthia Lennon – “John” 2006. p170.
  49. ^ Cynthia Lennon – “John” 2006. pp170-171.
  50. ^ Cynthia Lennon – “John” 2006. pp172-173.
  51. ^ Cynthia Lennon – “John” 2006. pp174-175.
  52. ^ Cynthia Lennon – “John” 2006. p177.
  53. ^ Cynthia Lennon – “John” 2006. p180.
  54. ^ Miles 1998. pp166-167
  55. ^ Cynthia Lennon – “John” 2006. p199.
  56. ^ Cynthia Lennon – “John” 2006. pp200-201.
  57. ^ Cynthia Lennon – “John” 2006. pp201-202.
  58. ^ Cynthia Lennon – “John” 2006. pp204-205.
  59. ^ Cynthia Lennon – “John” 2006. pp204-206. Cynthia enjoyed the closeness of Maureen Starkey (Ringo's wife) and Patti Harrison (Harrison's wife) and they all often went on holiday together.
  60. ^ Cynthia Lennon – “John” 2006. pp210-211.
  61. ^ Cynthia Lennon – “John” 2006. p209.
  62. ^ Cynthia Lennon – “John” 2006. p239.
  63. ^ Cynthia Lennon – “John” 2006. pp239-240.
  64. ^ a b Spitz 2005. p739
  65. ^ Cynthia Lennon – “John” 2006. pp240-241.
  66. ^ The Beatles Anthology
  67. ^ John by Cynthia Lennon (Hodder & Stoughton), page 244
  68. ^ Interview of Cynthia Lennon with Linda McDermott, Liverpool Echo, 17 February 1995 [1]
  69. ^ Coleman - Lennon: The Definitive Biography p462.
  70. ^ Coleman - Lennon: The Definitive Biography p464.
  71. ^ "The Loves Of John Lennon" by Chris Hunt, Uncut John Lennon Special, 2005
  72. ^ Coleman - Lennon: The Definitive Biography p467.
  73. ^ "The Loves Of John Lennon" by Chris Hunt, Uncut John Lennon Special, 2005
  74. ^ Cynthia Lennon – “John” 2006. p390
  75. ^ The Linda McDermott interview with Cynthia merseyworld.com - Retrieved: 29 April 2007

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Cynthia Lennon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1040 words)
Lennon felt that he'd missed out being raised by his aunt Mimi instead of his mother Julia, and insisted Cynthia be on hand for their son, only rarely leaving him with a babysitter or his grandmother, Lillian Powell.
Lennon denied any dissatisfaction or infidelities, but confessed months afterwards that he had been with "hundreds" of other women since becoming famous: mostly groupies or escorts on Beatles tours (or fans invited backstage by their assistants), and occasional celebrities, and virtually all one-night stands.
Cynthia's divorce petition was granted, her decree nisi becoming final on November 8, 1968, and she was awarded custody of Julian.
John Lennon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (6988 words)
Lennon would steadily grow to hate the conformity of art school, which proved to be little different from his earlier school experience, and he ultimately dropped out.
Lennon was also the first member to permanently quit the group (Starr had left during 1968, but was persuaded to return, while Harrison walked out on a filming session early in 1969, but turned up at a business meeting a few days later), which he did in September 1969.
Lennon returned his M.B.E. with the quote that he was returning it because of the war in Vietnam and "because 'Cold Turkey' is slipping down the charts".
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