Julian Lennon

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Housekeeper's Letter Reveals Lennon's Dark Side

She says he was cheating husband, bullying father

(Newser) - When the Beatles were soaring in popularity, the John Lennon that the world didn't see was a lousy husband and father, according to newly unearthed divorce papers. In a letter to lawyers in 1968, the Lennons' housekeeper, Dorothy Jarlett, described how the atmosphere in the house became increasingly tense... More »

'Lucy In the Sky' Dead at 46

Lucy O'Donnell, nursery school classmate of John's son, inspired Beatles hit

(Newser) - Lucy O’Donnell, the girl who supposedly inspired John Lennon and Paul McCartney to write “Lucy In the Sky with Diamonds,” has died of lupus at age 46. Though the song was controversial when it debuted on Sgt. Pepper for its purported reference to LSD, Lennon’s eldest... More »

Woman Who Inspired 'Lucy in the Sky' Is Gravely Sick

Julian Lennon sends flowers to childhood pal

(Newser) - The girl whose picture inspired "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" is suffering from a disease that makes her immune system attack itself, the Telegraph reports. Lucy Vodden, 46, lives in Surrey, where a worried Julian Lennon has sent her flowers and gift certificates. Lennon sketched a picture... More »

Sean Lennon: Dad Screamed at Me

Pop never should have left the Beatles: Sean

(Newser) - John Lennon's son said his give-peace-a-chance pop once screamed at him so loudly that the boy ended up in the hospital with damage to his ear, reports the New York Post. The famous Beatle became enraged when Sean, then 4, failed to heed his lessons on how to cut steak.... More »

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