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Discussion in 'Fame & Infamy' started by Doctor Omega, May 25, 2017.
An artistic exploration of grief?
Or simply a tasteless exploitation of it?
Again, I'm certain there are arguments for both, but I would lean heavily on it being tasteless exploitation. The fact that, for nearly 40 years since his death, she has capitalized on it and him as best she could. She had no real laurels to rest on, so she used his legacy to keep her coffers filled.
John Lennon's Dad released a single, much to the fury of John!
Alf made no real attempt to contact John again until the height of Beatlemania (claiming he did not know who the Beatles were). He was working as a kitchen porter at the Greyhound Hotel at Hampton Court, in Middlesex, when someone pointed out a photograph of John Lennon in a newspaper and asked whether he was related to him.
After Christmas, in 1965, John was embarrassed to hear that Alf had made a record: "That's My Life (My Love and My Home)", released on 31 December 1965.
John asked Epstein to do anything he could to stop it being released or becoming a hit. The record never made it into the charts.
In 1966 "Freddie Lennon" (the name under which Alf recorded) tried again, and issued three singles with the group Loving Kind. These records did not sell well, either. Though the public at large quickly forgot these attempts to cash in on his son's success with the Beatles, the records do command fairly high prices among collectors of rare records, with "That's My Life" being worth over £50.
By 1976, Alfred was diagnosed with terminal stomach cancer and John sent a large bouquet of flowers to the hospital and phoned Alf on his deathbed.
Stolen items belonging to Lennon, including his final 1980 diary, have just been found.....
Julian Lennon Thinks That Yoko Ono Manipulated John Lennon From Day One
John Lennon on NOT being controlled by Yoko (Or Paul!)
Here Today - Paul McCartney - Lyrics
Imagine by John & Yoko - cinema trailer
Imagine, the ground-breaking music film directed by John & Yoko, is coming to cinemas this September. Tickets: http://imaginefilmtickets.com. Remastered frame-by-frame from the original film negative and completely remixed from the ground up, from the original first-generation audio multi-tracks in stunning Dolby Atmos and 7.1 Surround Sound, this collage of colour, sound, dream and reality stars John Lennon and Yoko Ono with George Harrison, Fred Astaire, Jack Nicholson, Andy Warhol, Dick Cavett and many more. The film will be accompanied by exclusive cinema-only bonus footage featuring John Lennon performing tracks in the studio with George Harrison from The Beatles, Nicky Hopkins from The Rolling Stones, Alan White from Yes and dear friend Klaus Voormann. Screenings taking place globally from September 17. Go to http://imaginefilmtickets.com to find your nearest one. New locations added daily! Find out more at http://imaginejohnyoko.com
Two days ago.....
Yoko has just gone and done her own cover now....