john and julian lennon

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“John didn’t make it to the hospital until three days after our son was born - the first opportunity he’d had to get away from the tour. […] He came in like a whirlwind, racing through the doors in his haste to find us. He kissed me, then looked at his son, who was in my arms. There were tears in his eyes. ‘Cyn, he’s bloody marvellous! He’s fantastic.’ He sat on the bed and I put the baby into his arms. He held each tiny hand, marvelling at the miniature fingers, and a big smile spread over his face. ‘Who’s going to be a famous little rocker like his dad, then?’ he said.”

[Cynthia Lennon, John]


Happy Birthday Julian!

Pics: Cynthia, John, Julian, George and Pattie at Kenwood, 1965. Taken by Henry Grossman. 

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The thing is, with the Beatles and us, it was a very friendly relationship. It was also very cannily worked out, because in those days singles were coming out every six, eight weeks. And we’d try and time it so that we didn’t clash. I remember John Lennon calling me up and saying, “Well, we’ve not finished mixing yet.” “We’ve got one ready to go.” “OK, you go first.”

- Keith Richards, “Life”

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INFJ

Hugh Grant - Carl Gustav Jung - Niels Bohr - Ryan Gosling - 

 Andy Samberg - Enya - Jamie Bell - Larry Page - J.K. Rowling - Nicolas Cage 

- Florence Welch - Heath Ledger - Chris Martin - Jim Sturgess - 

Emma Watson - Martin Luther King, Jr. - Simone de Beauvoir - Agatha Christie

- Marilyn Manson - Al Pacino - Adrien Brody - Cate Blanchett - Blake Jenner

- Michelle Pfeiffer - Rooney Mara - Carey Mulligan - David Schwimmer - 

Tilda Swinton - Joanna Newsom - Sufjan Stevens - George Harrison - 

Jennifer Connelly - Joseph Gordon-Levitt - Michelle Williams - Zoella -

Jena Malone - Logan Lerman - Noah Taylor - Dylan Minnette - Justin Long -

Ginnifer Goodwin - Chiwetel Ejiofor - John Boyega - Shawn Mendes - 

Nick Jonas - Hilary Duff - Liam Hemsworth - Mike Bailey - Rupert Grint - 

Millie Bobby Brown - Shannon Purser -  Mara Wilson - PJ Liguori - Alexis Bledel 

- Cory Monteith - Aurora Aksnes - Allison Raskin - Tegan Rain Quin - 

Dan Howell - Jack Harries - Scott Hoying


ENFJ 

Zooey Deschanel - Nelson Mandela - Oprah Winfrey - Nigella Lawson - Bono -

Helena Bonham Carter - Bradley Cooper - Jennifer Lawrence - 

Dakota Fanning - Michael Moore - Zack de la Rocha - Chris Hemsworth - 

Chris Evans - Chris Pratt - Nat Wolff - Rachel Weisz - Jack Black - 

- Anjelica Huston - Jessie J - Gabbie Hanna - Eddie Vedder - Avi Kaplan -

Demi Lovato - Peter Jackson - Sam Claflin - Geena Davis - James Corden 

- Drake - Nina Dobrev - Victoria Justice - Gaten Matarazzo - Bridgit Mendler 

- Kirsten Vangsness - Bernie Sanders - Mike Shinoda - Serj Tankian - 

Hannah Hart - Chester See - Jonghyun ( Shinee ) - Eddie Murphy - 

Thomas Sanders - Nicholas Hoult - Ella Henderson - Ashlee Simpson - 

Kelly Rowland - Hayden Panettiere - Chord Overstreet - Kate Winslet 


INTJ

Jude Law - Friedrich Nietzsche - Mark Zuckerberg - Isaac Newton -

Nikola Tesla - Stephen Hawking - Jean-Paul Sartre - James Cameron -

Annie Clark - Ashley Olsen - Jay-Z - Patrick Stewart - Daniel Day-Lewis -

Jason Bateman - Lucy Liu - Demi Moore - Simon Cowell - Kate Bosworth -

Cillian Murphy - Orlando Bloom - Ludacris - Hugh Laurie - Adam Brody -

Zedd - Frankie Muniz - Douglas Booth - Tom Felton - Joe Sugg - Krystal Jung

- Minho ( Shinee ) - FKA Twigs - Eugene Lee Yang - Jordana Brewster - 

Adam Levine - Zendaya - Maggie Q - Sinéad O'Connor - Jeremy Irons - 

Kevin Spacey - Michael Pitt - Wes Bentley


ENTJ

Denzel Washington - Pink - Macklemore - Bill Gates - George Clooney - 

Charlize Theron - Adele - Tea Leoni - Katharine Hepburn - Cobie Smulders -

Prince William - Idris Elba - Ben Affleck - Casey Affleck - Zoe Saldana - 

Ryan Reynolds - Chris Pine - Jamie Foxx - Jason Lee - Lenny Kravitz -

Fairuza Balk - Kate McKinnon - Rose Byrne - Penn Badgley - Leighton Meester

- Chad Kroeger - Aaron Taylor-Johnson - Elizabeth Olsen - Miles Teller 

- Camila Cabello - Calvin Harris - Peter Dinklage - Annette Bening - 

Kat Dennings - Mary Elizabeth Winstead - Willa Holland - Naomi Scott - 

Lilly Singh - Philip DeFranco - Evan Edinger - Melanie Lynskey - 

Safiya Nygaard - Anton Yelchin - Sharon Stone - Kate Middleton - Naya Rivera 

- Jennifer Lopez 


INTP

Steven Spielberg - Albert Einstein - Charles Darwin - Robyn - Dan Fogler

- Sergey Brin - Jesse Eisenberg - Charlotte Gainsbourg - Sigourney Weaver - 

Tina Fey - Andreas Scholl - George R.R. Martin - Nicolas Winding Refn - 

Adam Driver - Louis C.K. - Emily Blunt - Anna Kendrick - Josh Radnor - 

Sandra Bullock - Daniel Radcliffe - Dylan O'Brien - Emma Roberts - 

Sara Paxton - Jonah Hill - Christopher Mintz-Plasse - Seth Rogen - 

Michael Cera - Kristen Wiig - Kaley Cuoco - Emma Stone - Asa Butterfield 

- Piper Perabo - That Poppy - Jim Chapman - Link Neal - 

Dakota Blue Richards - Alexander Arnold - Ashley Tisdale - Patrick Fugit 

- Shawna Howson - John Cusack - Meg Ryan - Paul Dano - Emile Hirsch - 

Zach Galifianakis - Jason Biggs


ENTP 

Barack Obama - Robert Downey Jr. - Stephen Fry - Amy Poehler - 

Gillian Anderson - Rose McGowan - Paris Hilton - Robbie Williams - 

Mads Mikkelsen - Jessica Chastain - Ellen DeGeneres - Jack White - 

Shia LaBeouf - Amy Schumer - Julia Roberts - Colin Farrell - Samantha Morton

- Philip Seymour Hoffman - Amy Poehler - Jason Sudeikis - Sia - Kerli - 

Ian McKellen - Elizabeth Banks - Natalie Dormer - Eva Green - Mia Kirshner - 

Katherine Moennig - Judi Dench - Glenn Close - Paul Bettany - Kim Basinger -

Alan Rickman - Mark Pellegrino - Matthew Modine - Traci Lords - 

Grace Helbig - Victoria Song - Debbie Harry - Andrew Scott - Lee Pace - 

Bill Nighy - Rebel Wilson - Julie Benz - Jonny Lee Miller - Onision - Markiplier - 

Shane Dawson - Gene Wilder - Rory Cochrane - Laura Pergolizzi - 

Patrick Wilson - Kaya Scodelario - Tom Hanks - Steve Martin - Lauren Jauregui

- Jonathan Rhys Meyers - Peter Sarsgaard - Dustin Hoffman - Lena Olin -

Mikael Persbrandt - Katherine Waterston - Kiefer Sutherland - Tim Robbins - 

Tana Mongeau - Kate Beckinsale - Frank Langella - Mena Suvari 

- Kevin Costner - Iggy Azalea - Karina Lombard


INFP

 George Orwell - J.R.R. Tolkien - C.S. Lewis - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

- Edgar Allan Poe - Franz Kafka - Vincent van Gogh - William Shakespeare -

Jim Morrison - Kurt Cobain - Ian Curtis - Robert Smith - Johnny Depp -

Tim Burton - Bill Watterson - Bjork - Fiona Apple - Thom Yorke - Morrissey

- David Lynch - Andy Warhol - Andrew Garfield - Mia Wasikowska -

Mary-Kate Olsen - Regina Spektor - Lana Del Rey - Julianne Moore -

Carly Rae Jepsen - Winona Ryder - Freddie Highmore - Emilia Clarke -  

Elle Fanning - Christina Hendricks - Jaden Smith - Elijah Wood -

Dominic Monaghan - Emilie de Ravin - Hannah Murray - Bonnie Wright 

- Natalia Dyer - Charlie Heaton - Noah Schnapp - Troye Sivan - 

Matthew Gray Gubler - Princess Diana - Audrey Tautou - Sara Bareilles

- Lee Tae-min - Marzia Bisognin - Hank Green - Dodie Clark - Sara Quin

- Savannah Brown - Chandler Riggs - Bill Kaulitz - John Legend - 

Emily Browning - Audrey Hepburn - Matthew Morrison - Birdy - Igor Hiller - 

Hugh Dancy - Gregory Smith - Jen Ruggirello - Tracy Chapman 



ENFP

Claire Danes - Will Smith - Jennifer Jason Leigh - Gwyneth Paltrow - 

Oscar Wilde - Aldous Huxley - Umberto Eco - Anne Frank - Walt Disney - 

Osho - Salvador Dali - George Carlin - Ricky Gervais - Robin Williams -  

Gwen Stefani - Brittany Murphy - Brie Larson - Portia de Rossi -  

Ewan McGregor - Jamie Lee Curtis - Kate Hudson - Jimmy Fallon - 

Kristen Bell - Minnie Driver - Melissa Benoist - Stanley Tucci -

Willow Smith - Lorde - Susan Sarandon - Alfie Deyes - Steve Carell

- Luna ( f(x) ) - Janis Joplin - Alanis Morissette - Martin Freeman - 

Calista Flockhart - Jane Lynch - Gaby Dunn - Mary Steenburgen - Lili Taylor - 

Shakira - Caroline Dhavernas - Elisabeth Shue - Diego Luna - Amanda Peet - 

Julie Delpy - Louise Pentland - Elise Bauman - Bette Midler - Paul Giamatti - 

Sally Field - Emmy Rossum - Ryan Seacrest - Louis Tomlinson - Leisha Hailey


ISTP

Trent Reznor - Robert Pattinson - Steve Jobs - Clint Eastwood -

Stanley Kubrick - Frank Zappa - Harrison Ford - Eminem - Christian Bale

- Scarlett Johansson - Ellen Page - Kristen Stewart - Snoop Dogg -

Bruce Lee - Daniel Craig - Kate Mara - Ralph Fiennes - Alexander Skarsgård -

Keanu Reeves - River Phoenix - Zayn Malik - Avicii - Paul Walker -  

Milo Ventimiglia - Sehun ( EXO ) - Patti Smith - Max Thieriot - Jodie Foster -

Jennifer Carpenter - Chyler Leigh - Missy Peregrym - Teresa Palmer - 

Ethan Hawke - Erika Linder - Phil Lester - Kevin Bacon - Matt Bellamy - 

Tom Cruise - Avril Lavigne - Robert Redford - James Dean - Finn Harries - 

Shannon Beveridge


ESTP

Lady Gaga - Mel Gibson - Evan Rachel Wood - Malcolm X - Andy Biersack -

Angelina Jolie - Ryan Murphy - Helen Mirren - Mila Kunis - Julia Stiles -

Chloe Grace Moretz - Megan Fox - Agnes Bruckner - Kevin Zegers - 

Dave Franco - James Franco - Alison Pill - Billy Corgan - Léa Seydoux -

Seann William Scott - Ashley Benson - Jared Leto - Dita von Teese -

Khloé Kardashian - Halsey - Josh Holloway - Lana Parrilla - Clea DuVall -

Madonna - Amy Lee - Jensen Ackles - Ian Somerhalder - Finn Wolfhard - 

Gerard Way - Jackson Wang - Dido - Skylar Grey - Kelly Clarkson - 

Abbie Cornish - Mandy Moore - Elisha Cuthbert - Theo James - 

Bradley James - Jenny Shimizu - Mitch Grassi - Jenna McDougall 


ISFP

Mahatma Gandhi - Thich Nhat Hanh - Michael Jackson - Paul McCartney - 

Kate Bush - David Bowie - Nicole Kidman - Jessica Biel - Steven Tyler

- Britney Spears - Rihanna - Leona Lewis - Jayma Mays - Kesha -

John Travolta - Liv Tyler - Drew Barrymore - Prince Harry - Christina Aguilera -

Katy Perry - Leonardo DiCaprio - Justin Bieber - Lindsay Lohan - 

Jennifer Garner - Selena Gomez - Ariana Grande - Tori Amos -  

- Bruce Willis - Dalai Lama XIV - Bill Murray - Ashton Kutcher - Ruby Rose -

Shailene Woodley - Amy Adams - Lily Collins - Kyle Gass - Taylor Lautner - 

- Big Sean - Tove Lo - Rachel Bilson - Michael Bublé - iJustine - Prince -

Jared Padalecki - Vic Fuentes - Jimi Hendrix - Frank Ocean - Jonsi -  

Caspar Lee - Ingrid Nilsen - Rosanna Pansino - Xiumin ( EXO ) - 

Lindsey Stirling 


ESFP

Desmond Tutu - Beyonce - Marina Diamandis - Cameron Diaz -

Hugh Hefner - Jessica Alba - Daisy Ridley - Woody Allen - Amy Winehouse -

Miley Cyrus - Keira Knightley - Alicia Silverstone - Marilyn Monroe - 

Lea Michele - Eva Mendes - Octavia Spencer - Kourtney Kardashian -  

Cara Delevingne - Ringo Starr - Pharrell Williams - Robert Sheehan -  

Hayley Kiyoko - Tyler Oakley - G-Dragon - Alexis Knapp - Brad Pitt - 

Benedict Cumberbatch - Jenna Marbles - China Anne McClain - 

Michelle Trachtenberg - Samm Levine - Linda Cardellini - Camilla Belle - 

Elton John - Janelle Monae


ISFJ

Justin Timberlake - Paulo Coelho - Julian Casablancas - Richard Gere -

John Lennon - Chloe Sevigny - Rosa Parks - Mother Teresa - Naomi Watts 

- Katie Holmes - Kirsten Dunst - Alicia Vikander - Nicole Richie - Cher

- Renée Zellweger - Taissa Farmiga - Eddie Redmayne - Alyson Hannigan -

Ben Stiller - Owen Wilson - Emily Osment - Sam Tsui -

Matthew McConaughey - Tobey Maguire - Tony Revolori - Kiesza - 

Michelle Rodriguez - Matthew Lewis - Jason Mraz - Rami Malek - Tyler Posey - 

Sigmund Freud - Niomi Smart - Michael Keaton - Antonio Banderas - 

Dakota Johnson - Dev Patel - Ollie Barbieri - Lucas Grabeel - Brittany Snow

 - Darren Criss - Chris Colfer - Billy Crudup - James McAvoy - Lizzy Caplan - 

Isla Fisher - Sofia Coppola - Nina Nesbitt - Jennifer Beals


ESFJ

Che Guevara - Nicki Minaj - Francis (Pope) - Penelope Cruz - Anne Hathaway

- Whitney Houston - Mariah Carey - Celine Dion - Shania Twain - 

Hugh Jackman - Woody Harrelson - Adam Young - Courtney Love - 

Randy Jackson - Ed Sheeran - Jason Segel - Vin Diesel - Ezra Miller -

Alicia Keys - Tyra Banks - Victoria Beckham - Vanessa Hudgens -  

Sarah Jessica Parker - Milla Jovovich - AnnaSophia Robb - Fran Drescher -

Rashida Jones - Jennifer Aniston - Sarah Michelle Gellar - Amanda Seyfried -

Charli XCX - Evan Peters - Melissa McCarthy - Robin Thicke - Mark Ruffalo - 

George Michael - Adam Lambert - Hayley Williams - Jeffrey Dean Morgan 

- Kellin Quinn Bostwick - Kanye West - Kim Kardashian - Joey Graceffa - 

Tanya Burr - Rhett James McLaughlin - Laci Green - David Beckham -

Laura Jane Grace - Nelly Furtado - Mark Salling - Toby Turner - 

Natasha Lyonne - Rosie O'Donnell - Jessica Simpson - Pam Grier


ISTJ

Christopher Walken - Anthony Hopkins - Halle Berry - Robert De Niro - 

Sean Connery - Morgan Freeman - Nick Offerman - Natalie Portman - 

Matt Damon -  Uma Thurman - Emma Thompson - Maggie Smith - 

Mark Wahlberg - Patricia Arquette - Mary J. Blige - Liam Payne - Kate Moss 

- Christopher Lee - Naveen Andrews - Kit Harington - Diane Keaton - 

Jeremy Renner - Helen Hunt - Sharon den Adel - Kat Von D - 

- Caleb McLaughlin - Marcus Butler - PewDiePie - Donald Sutherland - 

Kina Grannis - Kurt Hugo Schneider - Leelee Sobieski - Ben McKenzie - 

Joaquin Phoenix - Parminder Nagra - David Suchet - Agyness Deyn - 

Marion Cotillard - Diane Kruger - Ben Chaplin


ESTJ

John Malkovich - Courteney Cox - Alec Baldwin - Jenny McCarthy - 

Judy Davis - Meryl Streep - Jack Nicholson - Ansel Elgort - Amber Heard -

Frances McDormand - Sasha Grey - Taylor Momsen - Ed Westwick - 

J. K. Simmons - Christopher Lloyd - Jada Pinkett Smith - Connie Nielsen -

Elsa Pataky - Eva Longoria - Lena Headey - Kathy Bates - Jessica Lange - 

Mark Ronson - Michael Angarano - Katie Cassidy - Diane Lane - 

Joseph Morgan - Joe Keery - Quentin Tarantino - Lyndsey Gunnulfsen - 

Michelle Obama - Anna Akana - Yixing Zhang - Kathleen Turner - Dave Grohl

- Freya Mavor - MØ - Lykke Li - Michael C. Hall - Jaime Murray - 

Katherine Heigl - Mel B - Vera Farmiga - Marcia Gay Harden - Tara Reid -

Charlotte Sullivan - Elizabeth Perkins - Catherine Zeta-Jones

Top 10 Sweetest John Moments With Cynthia (Part 6: Honorable Mentions)

Hi everyone! So before I get to my number 1 choice on this countdown, I wanted to highlight a few honorable mentions. These are in no particular order, but simply a few moments that I thought were worth a quick mention. Hopefully by tomorrow morning, the final part of the countdown will be posted up. Until then, here we go!

Honorable Mentions:

1. Lingerie Dancing:

This was originally going to be on the list, but I ended up swapping it for another moment instead. Cynthia mentions in her book that John loved shopping and buying clothes for her. He particularly fancied lingerie and would buy countless of them for her to try on. Some of these things were far too extravagant to actually wear, but were mainly for look. They would have modeling sessions at home and Cynthia would strut around wearing one of the lingerie’s John bought her. After a few laughs, John would get up and ask flirtatiously “shall we dance”. And they dance…but not for long (Teehee!).


2. Amor en España (Love in Spain) :

In 1966, John was working on the set of Richard Lester’s dark comedy, “How I One the War”. Cynthia went to meet up with him. He was covered in dirt and she LOVED his new haircut. And then……..aaaaahhhh, I’ll just let her explain:

“When the tour ended, he went to Spain to shoot this movie, and I met him two weeks later, in October 1966. It was one of the most beautiful moments as a couple. He was in the desert, stuck in the car. He opened the window and called me over. We made love right there.” -Cynthia Lennon

Look guys, I already posted 2 moments that included them and their love making. This is a great story, but it leans more towards horny than sweet (LOL!!!!) With that said, it’s always nice to hear about John’s playful side with Cynthia (*wink wink*).


3. Dancing Cheek to Cheek:

One of the BIGGEST crimes in internet history is the lack of ANY pictures of John and Cynthia kissing. Seriously, it too much to ask for just one picture? Just one?!?! But I digress, there is one that comes close, although admittedly still not completely satisfying. It was taken in 1965, while the couple was on holiday in France. It’s a picture of them slow-dancing, wrapped in a tight embrace. It’s a very cute picture, and I like that you can see the intimacy between the two. I just wish we could see their faces better, ESPECIALLY JOHN’S. It’s one of the few times I wished he hadn’t worn a hat (beggars can’t be choosers I suppose).


4. Special John-and-Cyn Times:

Cynthia describes that during the days in which John wasn’t touring and she could relax from housework, they would share intimate moments (and no, not “those” kinds of intimate moments…specifically). In her book, she says:

“After weeks apart, me running the household, John traveling and performing, it was wonderful to be close again and to shut out the world. That was when we shared our most affectionate moments. We’d exchange roses or loving notes, and cuddle up together in front of the TV. We called these special John-and-Cyn times, and they were oases of loving peace in the madness of our world. I treasured them.”

Cynthia’s description of those times are kept mostly private, but explained with enough detail to appreciate what they meant to her. I guess personally I would have liked to have heard more, but oh well. I’m just happy she had those happy memories to go back too every now an then.

    5. The Question:

    In 1974, Cynthia and Julian went to see John in America, so that father and son could finally get some bonding time. This trip would be the last time Cynthia would see John face to face. For most of the trip he kept his distance and barely said a word to her. However, just before Cynthia and Julian were to leave, a friend of theirs from the old days (Mal) was holding a party at his home, and invited them there. The atmosphere and overall enjoyment of the party helped John to relax, and finally talk to Cynthia. They mostly talked about Julian, and about old friends from Liverpool. But what really stands out about this conversation is what he asked her towards the beginning. He asked how Roberto was doing (the name of the man Cynthia married a few years after her divorce with John), and she told him that they had parted. He tells he’s sorry…and then he asks her something that I think is very telling…

    ”Are you ok?”

    This moment was during the Lost Weekend, so John at this time was in a relationship with May Pang. Unlike Yoko, who seemed to have a problem with John seeing his son, May encouraged John to bond with Julian. She also didn’t seem to mind him being friends with Cynthia. John of course was a complex individual and I think that while he could love people, he totally was bad a handling tough situations. I think that’s the main reason his divorce with Cynthia was so hard, because he didn’t know how to deal with it. I always felt that even during the ugliness of their divorce, John still loved Cynthia, but I think the drugs definitely detached him from her and made him forget how important she was to him. And when he met Yoko, that deepen the gap between the two of them even more. By 1974, he had pretty much cemented himself in a new life that didn’t include Cynthia. But while his distance can be read from many angles (all of which are valid), I think it partially has to do with lingering feelings.

    As mush as John would like people to believe it, he wasn’t really as mean or as tough as he let on. He had a heart and conscience. And even though he had fallen for May Pang, he still cared for Cynthia…why do I say that? Well, because it’s easy to tell someone your sorry and then quickly change the subject. But the fact that he asked her how she was doing was in a way, a sign that he was truly concerned for her well-being. He didn’t need to ask, but he did. I think he unintentionally let his guard down a bit too much and placed himself in a position in which, depending on her response, he would most likely feel the need to help in anyway he could. Of course we know that she said she was fine, and that was the end of that. But it just goes to show that John’s feelings for Cynthia hadn’t completely eradicated. Deep down, he wanted her to be happy, and have a good life.

    And you may be saying “but getyouhoylake, don’t you think you’re reading a little too into that question”……….eeeeehhhhhh maybe???? I’m an English major, so it’s in my DNA to over-analyze stuff. LOL! But I honestly do believe that John did care, or else he wouldn’t have asked in the first place. Not only that, but consider this, and this is completely hypothetical….let’s imagine that at some point during their visit to America, Cynthia ended up locked in a room with John….it’s just the two of them….everyone else…May, Julian, Mal…they are nowhere in sight. It’s just them two, locked in a room for hours…..what do you think would have happened during that time of privacy??? I’m telling you people, first love is a powerful thing! And feelings like that don’t just go away forever!!

    (Note: Above picture was taken by May Pang (I think). It’s the last picture of the little family together…)


    Stay tune for tomorrows final post of this countdown!

    PAUL: It was unfortunate for Julian. I’d been fortunate to be around a lot of kids. I’m from a big family so your cousins would dump a baby on you and you’d know you have to jiggle him on your knee. You couldn’t go, ‘Oh no, I’m scared of babies!’ You had to jiggle it and you became good at it. I used to like playing with kids a lot. One of my enduring memories of when the Beatles first hit it and we were very famous, you’d go to people’s houses and they’d say, 'Would you just say good night to the kids? Would you? The babies won’t go to sleep till you do.’ So I’d always go up and say, 'Good night, sleep well.’ I enjoyed it, it was a very calm, fulfilling role for me. I’ve enjoyed being a parent, just never had a problem with it, touch wood. I’ve had problems with parenthood, like anyone does, but my mind was never set against children or kids, they never frightened me, whereas I think they did with John, even his own son.

                We’d gone on this Greek holiday once to buy an island and Julian and I spent a lot time playing around on the boat. I used to play cowboys and Indians with him, and he’d love it: a grown-up who would go, 'Now you chase me, and I’ll chase you, but after you’ve caught me, not before, okay?’ And you were totally in this mad magic game. I remember John coming up to me once and he took me aside and said, 'How do you do it?’ I said, 'What do you mean?“ He said, 'With Julian. How do you play with kids like that?’ I remember feeling a wave of sorrow coming over me, like uhh, I’d love to be able to tell you. Then I tried to give like the potted version, you know, 'Play, pretend you’re a kid. Play with him.’ But John never got it. Never got the hang of it. John was always a man. I see a lot of parents like that, still, to this day. They can’t make the break to realise that it’s great to give so much of yourself to a kid, because you get it all back in triplicate. Some people just don’t know that. John was a single child so he didn’t necessarily know that and he didn’t get much education afterwards.

                When we saw him with May Pang, I remember him coming up to me and hugging. He said, 'Touching is good. Touching’s good,’ and if I ever hug anyone now, that’s a little thing that sticks in my mind. He was right, but the thing is, I actually knew it more than John did, he only was saying it because he was discovering it. I don’t think he had a lot of cuddling, certainly not from his mother, because he wasn’t even allowed to live with her.
    —  barry miles, paul mccartney: many years from now
    Top 10 Sweetest John Moments with Cynthia

    Hello there everybody! I decided to do a top 10 list on this page. Specifically, I wanted to do a list that showcased the sweetest moments that John had with Cynthia. Fans of the kind, Hoylake girl, know that she loved John dearly. But it’s sad that many assume John never loved or cared about her. Many of John and Cynthia’s closest friends and families have stated that the two were very much in love. In fact, it was said that John’s softer side would often come out because of Cynthia, and was able to express great levels of tenderness and kindness towards her. Considering how John is often seen as the tough, witty, and sarcastic Beatle, it’s interesting to hear about his vulnerable side. I think the man was far more fragile in nature than we think and many of his moments with Cynthia indicate and express that rare side of him…a side that’s quite appealing and attractive.

    So this list will be more than just sweet moments between John and Cynthia, but rather a list that highlight’s John’s acts of love towards his first love. With each entry I’ll post two moments at a time. Today’s entry will be numbers 10 and 9, and tomorrow will be 8 and 7. I’ll try my best to make these entries daily, but don’t be surprised if I skip a day or two (because you know, life and all that jazz). I’ll also be highlighting some honorable mentions, since there were lot’s of sweet moments I wanted to include, but not all could go on the list.

    With that said, let the countdown begin!


    Number 10: Wedding Surprise for Cyn

    In April of 1960, Cynthia’s brother, Anthony Powell, was getting married. John was invited to the wedding, but Cynthia had her concerns about the event. Although she always stated that she loved John just as he was, it made sense that she would feel unsure about John’s behavior at her brothers wedding. After all, such an unlikely pair. He was the rebel boy and she was the good girl next door. But they somehow managed to balance each other out. John gave Cynthia excitement in her life, while she gave him stability. Still, the thought of her family thinking badly of him must have troubled her greatly.

    But to her surprise, John came all dressed up, and even wore his glasses (which was a rarity for John back in his early days, because he HATED wearing his glasses, despite the fact that he was blind as a bat without them). Not only did he get himself all cleaned up, but he even mingled with the guest and made a good impression on her family. Cynthia was so thrilled. Unfortunately, the above picture is the only one that can be found of the wedding. But as you can see, Cynthia is standing right next to the bride. And right behind her is John! With his Buddy Holly glasses and that cute haircut of his (that’s Teddy Boy John for ya).

    The fact that John decided to get himself all dressed up for this wedding says a lot about his character. He was a tough dude…or at least that’s what he wanted people to think. But it’s clear that he had a soft spot for Cynthia and he wanted to make her happy. If wearing his glasses and being friendly at her brothers wedding was going to make her happy, then by golly, he was going to do it! And it totally payed off. Not only did he please his girl, but he even found a friend in her brother Charlie. It’s wonderful that John considered Cynthia’s feelings and made a big effort to please her and her family. Definitely one sweet moment worth remembering.


    Number 9: Appendix Trouble aka John to the Rescue

    This is technically more of an embarrassing moment, but it definitely earns a spot on this list either way (which if you don’t know what I’m referring to..no worries, you’ll find out soon enough. Teehee!!). Main reason: this is perhaps the most heroic we ever get to see John act in his entire life (unless there’s another heroic moment in his life that I’m not aware of; message me or comment if you know of one).

    About a year into their relationship, Cynthia started having these sudden stomach pains. She had to miss a few days of school, but the pain eventually began to go away…or so she thought. One day John and Cynthia went to see their friend Stuart Stutcliffe at his place. When they got there, they noticed that Stuart wasn’t home. So, being a young and vibrant couple, they decided this was the perfect opportunity to make passionate love! But boy did that backfire tremendously! During this very intimate moment, Cynthia’s stomach pains came back in full blast. John, who was absolutely worried, got her all dressed up, and carried her all the way to the train station. When Cynthia got home, she soon learned that she was suffering from appendicitis. John went to visit her a few days later, and this little scare lead them to make a greater commitment in their relationship.

    It’s been stated time and again that John was highly protective of Cynthia. But his protectiveness of her usually came in the form of jealousy, which would often be quite aggresive. But this moment really is the only time (that we know of at least) that John’s protective nature was shown in the form of genuine concern. Seeing Cynthia in pain and doing all that he can to help her is really quite touching. And it’s a good thing that Cynthia made it out ok. Had she waited any longer, she could have risked dying from a burst appendix. John had already lost his mother and uncle…loosing Cynthia so soon into their relationship would have been another unwelcome tragedy in his life. But thankfully John acted quickly, and had he not been there with her that day, who knows what would have happened. So good for you John! You saved the day!

    Stay tune for number’s 8 and 7.