John Lennon would have turned 78 today, had he not been brutally murdered by Mark David Chapman on December 8th, 1980. In honour of his birthday, here are a few facts you might not have known about John Lennon.
John Lennon did not like the sound of his own voice and loved to double-track his records. He would often ask the band’s producer, George Martin, to cover the sound of his voice: “Can’t you smother it with tomato ketchup or something?”
One night, years after the band had split up, John had dinner with George Martin, and revealed that he’d like to re-record every Beatles song. Completely amazed, George asked him, “Even ‘Strawberry Fields’?” “Especially ‘Strawberry Fields,'” answered Lennon.
A friend once asked John Lennon what was the best lyric he ever wrote. “That’s easy,” he replied, “All you need is love.”
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