Cynthia Lennon

First wife of Beatle John Lennon Cynthia Lennon

Cynthia Lillian Lennon is the former wife of musician John Lennon, and mother of Julian Lennon. She grew up in the middle-class section of Hoylake, on the Wirral Peninsula in North West England. At the age of twelve, she was accepted into the Junior Art School, and was later enrolled in the Liverpool College of Art. Lennon also attended the college; a meeting with Powell in a calligraphy class led to their relationship.
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The Sign Julian Lennon Received From His Late Father John Lennon
Huffington Post - 11 months
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Imagine: 12 Great Books About John Lennon
Huffington Post - about 2 years
Thirty-five years ago, on December 8, 1980, John Lennon was murdered outside his Dakota apartment by Mark David Chapman. Lennon, a brilliant artist and complex man, was witty, ornery, and haunted, exploring his life through his art. Lennon remains an influential part of our culture. His song "Imagine" has become a timeless plea for peace. Because his early life and half of his artistic career was so interwoven with the Beatles, I've included several biographies of the Beatles as well, which show the evolution of the group and the interactions of the members, especially the genius writing team of Lennon and Paul McCartney. 1. John Lennon: The Life Philip Norman Norman, whose 1981 classic Shout! is considered the definitive biography of The Beatles, returns with John Lennon: The Life. It's an intimate look at the troubled genius who, with other Beatles members, changed the shape and sound of popular music. The book takes us from his early Liverpool days and childho...
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Cynthia Lennon, first wife of John Lennon, dead at 75
CNN - almost 3 years
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In Her Life After John, Cynthia Lennon Didn't Stop Loving Him
NPR - almost 3 years
John Lennon's first wife died Wednesday at 75. In 1985, Cynthia Lennon talked with Fresh Air about her marriage to John, going on tour to America, and meeting Yoko Ono. » E-Mail This
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Cynthia Lennon: The first wife of John Lennon whose steadfastness was rewarded by cruel treatment at the hands of the Beatle
The Independent - almost 3 years
Cynthia Lennon knew her days as a Beatle wife were over when she walked into the house in Weybridge she shared with John Lennon after a holiday in Greece to find her husband in a bathrobe sitting on the floor with Yoko Ono. The guest room showed no signs of having been slept in; she turned around and walked out of the door. They had spent the night recording their experimental Two Virgins album and had then made love.
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Today in Music History - Aug. 22 - (press release)
Google News - over 6 years
In 1968, Cynthia Lennon filed for divorce from John, one day short of the couple's sixth anniversary. They had one child, Julian, in 1963. John had already begun seeing Yoko Ono, whom he would marry on March 20, 1969. In 1970, Elvis Presley announced
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Недавно, читая книгу воспоминаний Cynthia Lennon «John», наткнулся на факт, от которого до сих пор мороз по коже… Речь идет о ночи, когда смятенная известием о смерти Джона и отъездом в Нью-Йорк на похороны отца сына Джулиана, она забылась во сне…
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Port city of Liverpool more than a Beatles town: history, scenery and sports - Cape Breton Post
Google News - over 6 years
We visited the next day to watch a 3D Beatles-themed movie and an exhibit of photos, artifacts and reminiscences from Julian and Cynthia Lennon. Inside the same building is the ticket booth for a ferry ride on the Mersey River, an attraction made
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Pop Der Unterschätzte - Abendzeitung München
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Und ich traf Lennons Ex-Frau Cynthia Lennon und viele Hamburg-Leute, wie Tony Sheridan, der mit den Beatles gespielt hat. Hat Pete Best über die Zeit gesprochen, als er bei den Beatles rausflog? Ich will jetzt nicht zu viel sagen, aber in seiner
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Today in Music History - July 5 - (press release)
Google News - over 6 years
Julian's mother was Cynthia Lennon, John Lennon's first wife. In 2009, in the first full sales week after his death, Michael Jackson claimed every Top 10 spot on Billboard's Top Pop Catalogue Album chart. His "Number Ones" collection was the top seller
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Ye Cracke -
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John Lennon, Cynthia Lennon and Stuart Sutcliff could often be found sitting in Ye Cracke having a pint in late fifties early sixties, as they attended the local art school. It was in Ye Cracke's famouse War Office that John Lennon formed the
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Fête de la musique 2011 : la télé enfile son costume de scène pour célébrer la ... - Télé
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Cynthia Lennon et Yoko Ono ont été mariées à John Lennon, Jane Asher, Linda Eastmann et Heather Mills à Paul McCartney, Patti Boyd et Olivia Arias à George Harrison et Maureen Cox et Barbara Bach à Ringo Starr. Une programmation qui va donner le "la" à
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  • 2015
    Age 75
    She died on 1 April 2015 at her home in Majorca, Spain, at the age of 75 after a short struggle with cancer, with her son Julian by her side.
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  • 2013
    Age 73
    Cynthia lived with her husband, Noel, on the island of Majorca in Spain until his death on 11 March 2013.
  • 2010
    Age 70
    The John Lennon Peace Monument was unveiled by Cynthia and Julian at a ceremony in Chavasse Park, Liverpool, on 9 October 2010 to celebrate what would have been Lennon’s 70th birthday.
  • 2009
    Age 69
    In 2009, she and her son opened an exhibition of memorabilia at The Beatles Story exhibition in Liverpool, and she and Pattie Boyd staged a first-ever joint appearance at the opening of the Cafesjian Center for the Arts in Yerevan, Armenia.
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    However, her character was absent from the 2009 British film Nowhere Boy, which purported to cover the story of Lennon from 1955 to 1960 but focused on his relationships with his aunt and mother.
  • 2006
    Age 66
    In 2006, she and her son attended the Las Vegas premiere of the Cirque du Soleil production of Love, which marked a rare public appearance with Ono.
  • 2005
    Age 65
    In September 2005, she published a new biography, John, re-examining her life with Lennon and the years afterwards, including the events following his death.
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  • 2002
    Age 62
    In 2002, she married Noel Charles, a Barbadian night club owner.
    She was later married to Noel Charles, a night club owner, from 2002 until his death in 2013.
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  • 1999
    Age 59
    The Daily Telegraph said in a 1999 profile, "In essence, she is a suburban woman who – almost in spite of herself – got caught up with one of the most extraordinary men of modern times.
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    Whilst living in Normandy, an exhibition of her drawings and paintings were displayed at Portobello Road's KDK Gallery in 1999.
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  • 1995
    Age 55
    In 1995, Cynthia made her recording début with a rendition of "Those Were the Days", which as produced by McCartney had been a number one hit for Mary Hopkin in 1968.
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  • 1988
    Age 48
    Over the years she entered some failed business ventures, including in 1988 a perfume named Woman (after the 1980 John Lennon song) and, in April 1989, a restaurant named Lennon's—at 13/14 Upper St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden—which had menu items such as Rubber Sole (a play on the already-punning 1965 Beatles album), as well as Sgt.
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  • 1981
    Age 41
    She had kept mementos of Lennon for years, but began auctioning them off after his death, including a personally drawn Christmas card from Lennon to her, which fetched £8,800 at Christie's in August 1981.
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    She began a relationship with Liverpudlian chauffeur Jim Christie in 1981, who became her partner for 17 years as well as her business manager, living in Penrith, Cumbria.
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    She and Twist separated in 1981 and were divorced in 1983.
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  • 1980
    Age 40
    On 9 December 1980 (UK time), whilst staying at Starr's ex-wife's home, she received a phone call from Starr, two hours after Lennon had been shot in New York. "The memory of Ringo's words, the sound of his tearful voice crackling over the transatlantic line, is crystal clear: 'Cynthia, I'm so sorry, John's dead'.
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  • 1978
    Age 38
    She published a memoir during their time together, A Twist of Lennon, in 1978, telling about her life before and with Lennon, and containing her own illustrations and poetry.
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  • 1976
    Age 36
    On 1 May 1976, Cynthia married John Twist, an engineer from Lancashire.
    In 1976, she married John Twist, an engineer from Lancashire, but divorced him in 1983.
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  • 1973
    Age 33
    During Lennon's separation from Ono in 1973/74, his partner at the time, May Pang, actively tried to get Lennon to spend more time with his son, forming a friendship with Lennon's ex-wife in the process, which continued even after Lennon and Ono were reconciled.
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  • 1970
    Age 30
    On 31 July 1970, Cynthia married Bassanini, whom she had started dating after parting with Lennon; the couple divorced in 1973.
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    She married Italian hotelier Roberto Bassanini in 1970, divorcing him in 1973.
  • 1968
    Age 28
    In 1968, John left her for Japanese avant-garde conceptual artist Yoko Ono and as a result, the couple's divorce was legally granted on 8 November 1968 on the grounds of John's adultery with Ono.
    On what grounds is he suing me?" When the news of Ono's pregnancy broke, Cynthia started her own divorce proceedings against Lennon on 22 August 1968.
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    She arrived back at Kenwood from Greece earlier than expected, at 4 o'clock on 22 May 1968, to discover Lennon and Ono sitting cross-legged on the floor in matching white robes, staring into each other's eyes, and then found Ono's slippers outside the Lennons' bedroom door.
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    Two weeks later, in May 1968, Lennon suggested Cynthia take a holiday in Greece with Mardas, Donovan, and two friends, as he would be very busy recording songs for what would become The White Album.
    On 15 February 1968, the Lennons flew to India, followed by the other Beatles and their partners four days later: Boyd, Asher, and Maureen Starkey (Starr's wife).
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  • 1967
    Age 27
    By 1967, Lennon's aggressive edges from his childhood had disappeared, and he spent considerable amounts of time sitting in his sunroom or garden and daydreaming for hours at end.
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    On 22 July 1967, Harrison, Boyd, Starr, and assistant Neil Aspinall flew to Athens, where they stayed overnight until Lennon, his wife and son, McCartney, and Jane Asher (McCartney's girlfriend), Boyd's 16-year-old sister, Paula, roadie Mal Evans, and publicist Alistair Taylor set off for Athens.
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  • 1965
    Age 25
    In contrast, Lennon said he wrote the 1965 song "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)" about an affair he was having, but rendered it in "gobbledegook" so Cynthia would not know.
    Cynthia knew her husband took drugs like Preludin, and regularly smoked cannabis but thought of them as not being very dangerous, especially the cannabis. On 27 March 1965, at a dinner party given by a dentist, John Riley, the Lennons, Harrison, and Boyd were given LSD without their knowledge.
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    In 1965, she opened the front door of Kenwood to see a man who "looked like a tramp", but with her husband's features.
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  • 1964
    Age 24
    The Beatles' accountant told Epstein the group members should move to houses near his in Esher, so Lennon bought a house called Kenwood in July 1964.
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  • 1963
    Age 23
    The press heard rumours about Lennon's wife and child at the end of 1963—after Beatlemania had already swept the UK and Europe—and descended on her mother's house in Hoylake (where mother and son were staying), in November and December.
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    Around the time of Julian's birth, the Beatles became a pop sensation across Britain, a phenomenon which became known as Beatlemania. That one of the members was married and had a son was not publicly known at the time; a 1963 "Lifelines of the Beatles" page in the New Musical Express detailed over 25 biographical facts about each member of the group, but never gave any hint Lennon was married, even reporting "girls" as one of his hobbies.
    The Lennons' son, John Charles Julian Lennon, was born at 7.45 am on 8 April 1963, in Sefton Hospital.
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  • 1962
    Age 22
    When John was performing in Hamburg with the Beatles, she rented his bedroom from his aunt and legal guardian, Mimi Smith. After Powell became pregnant, she and John were married on 23 August 1962 at the Mount Pleasant register office in Liverpool and from 1964 to 1968, they lived at Kenwood in the Surrey town of Weybridge, where she kept house and participated with her husband in a London-based social life.
    The Lennons were married on 23 August 1962 at the Mount Pleasant Register office in Liverpool.
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    Shortly after having failed her art teacher's diploma exam, in August 1962, she found she was pregnant with Lennon's child.
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    When Lennon went to Hamburg again in April 1962, she found a bedsit in a terraced house at 93 Garmoyle Road, Liverpool.
  • 1960
    Age 20
    The Beatles' first Hamburg residency took place in 1960, with Lennon writing frequent and passionate letters back home to Powell.
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  • 1958
    Age 18
    In the autumn of 1958, she ended her engagement to be with him, and he ended his relationship with another art student, Thelma Pickles.
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  • 1939
    Born on September 10, 1939.
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