By Geoffery Giuliano
John Lennon was once a legend in his personal time. disadvantaged of existence at a tender age, Lennon has turn into an emblem of the '60s and '70s peace circulate. yet what will we quite find out about him as an individual?
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Extra info for Lennon in America: 1971-1980, Based in Part on the Lost Lennon Diaries
He had also grown angry and weary of the media's relentless assaults upon Yoko. Thus, America afforded a real solution on several fronts. Wild and woolly, open-all-night America, the birthplace of rock and a haven for W H O L O V E S A K I N G 2 7 the downtrodden. But America was also the place where everything was for sale, including innocence and the very fame from which he had fled. As John's tragic karma rolled on, America would play a major part in his undoing. Still, John was very optimistic upon his arrival, as he noted, "I know there are rough areas in New York, but I don't visit them often.
Heady stuff indeed. At Bank Street John began his great obsession with American television, which was always left on with the sound muted. "TV is what the fireplace used to be," he explained. "You always get these surreal things happening. I used to watch fires as a kid, but since they took those away, I've decided TV is it. It's like a window only the picture continually changes. You see China and the moon all in ten minutes. " The irony was that nothing could have been as strange and surreal as what was occurring in real life in Lennon's very own living room.
I went out in the garden. I loved her, but I didn't want to get involved. I suppose I was a moral coward. " With his mother's death, a bitter and disillusioned John labeled all women as traitors and occasionally entertained grisly visions about lethally brutalizing women. Lennon further admitted in 1980 that, despite all the therapy he underwent, he was still plagued by these disturbing thoughts. On another occasion he confided to a friend, "I've always wondered what it would be like to kill a woman, many women!