8 Little-Known Facts About John Lennon
Here's what you may not know about John Lennon.
1. He Claimed To Have Seen A U.F.O
In 1974, while standing on the balcony of his apartment with former flame May Pang, the pair claim to have seen a flying saucer. He referenced the event in his song 'Nobody Told Me' with the lyrics "There's a UFO over New York and I ain't too surprised."
2. We Don't Know Where His Ashes Are
After his murder in 1980, Yoko Ono had his remains cremated but never told anyone where they are. Fans think they could be at Strawberry Fields in Central Park.
3. He Was Raised By His Aunt
John's father left the family when he was just 5 years old and his heavily pregnant mother handed him over to her sister, Mimi. She once famously told him, "The guitar's all right John, but you'll never make a living out of it."
4. He Wanted To Write A Children's Book
Lennon published three books: 'Skywriting by Word Of Mouth', 'A Spaniard in the Works' and 'In His Own Write' but he was planning on writing a collection of short stories for children next.
5. His Last Performance
Was with Elton John onstage at Madison Square Gardens where they performed their hit duet 'Whatever Gets You Through The Night', 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds' and 'I Saw Her Standing There'.
6. He Was Legally Blind
In later life, Lennon's eyesight became so bad that without his glasses, he was legally blind.
7. He Signed An Autograph For His Killer
On the morning of his murder, John Lennon signed a copy of his latest album 'Double Fantasy' for Mark David Chapman who would assassinate him later that day.
8. His Best Ever Lyric
Although he had expressed dissatisfaction with all The Beatles' records AND his own voice - one thing he was proud of was the lyric "All you need is love."