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Monday, October 15, 2007

John Lennon: Also Not Gay

posted by on October 15 at 12:15 PM

Dead? Yes. Gay? No.

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Ya think?

Posted by Mr. Poe | October 15, 2007 12:43 PM

You better run for your life if you can, little boy
Hide your head in the sand little boy
Catch you with another man
That's the end'a little boy
Na, na, na
Na, na, na
Na, na, na
Na, na, na

Nah, that would never work

Posted by matthew fisher wilder | October 15, 2007 12:50 PM


Posted by Spoogie | October 15, 2007 12:57 PM

Or as the Marie Antoinette of American politics [Bill Buckley] once said: "Thinking Paul McCartney is gay is merely wishful." Or maybe he said "synecdoche". Would someone so inbred nelly even use the G word?

Posted by RHETT ORACLE | October 15, 2007 1:07 PM

Hey Dan - are you still in transit avoiding nasty restrooms at O'Hare?

I'm of the 3:44 Alaska flight back to Seattle and you're more than welcome to join me in the Delta's O'Hare Crown Room.

You might consider getting a membership to at least one airline lounge: wine & beer are typical free and the restrooms are at least better than those in the terminal. There's a higher quality of eye-candy too. What's not to like?

Posted by AtlSea | October 15, 2007 1:07 PM

Stuart Sutcliffe is rolling over in his grave.

Posted by Ari Spool | October 15, 2007 1:10 PM

Does anyone else find it stupid that they try and find any possible credit for McCartney and Lennon that isn't the Beatles?

the "Imagine" star, and the "Dance Tonight" star. How about, "the former Beatle"?

Posted by Me | October 15, 2007 1:11 PM

"It was just chicks, chicks, chicks"

thanks for elaborating

Posted by k the name | October 15, 2007 1:12 PM

Its so bizarre that this item is popping up all over the web today. Anyone who is seriously interested in Lennon's life should read the book published in the 1980's by his childhood best friend Pete Shotton, variously titled "The Beatles, Lennon, and Me" and "John Lennon in My Life". Its a fun view, from way way inside, of Lennon and the rise and fall of the Beatles. The hot tidbit is that Lennon admits to letting gay Beatles manager Brian Epstein "toss him off" during a much gossiped-about vacation trip they took together; Pete's reaction is "what's a wank between friends?". Otherwise, Lennon was rabidly hetero.

Posted by MarkyMark | October 15, 2007 1:22 PM

i cant believe mccartneys handlers left him in the same room as pete doherty.

Posted by jz | October 15, 2007 1:33 PM

fuck the beatles. fuck each and every last one of them.

Posted by brandon | October 15, 2007 1:37 PM

It's strange that the Beatles still annoy some in the generation that followed their fame. It reminds me of how when I was a kid I would mock my grandfather when he listened to his Big Band music from the 30's and 40's. it was not until my late 20s or so that I realized how good Big Band music sounds. The thing with the anti-Beatles stuff is likely also generational. People who denounce the Beatles in order to fit in may one day grow to appreciate their music like I grew to enjoy Glenn Miller.

Posted by Heather | October 15, 2007 1:38 PM

Right, the way Pete Doherty isn't gay. Which is the one where you screw your band mate and sing depressing break up songs to each other, then run off with a moron.

I missed The Beatles' angst. I have to make do with The Libertines.

Posted by Rebecca | October 15, 2007 1:44 PM

i read somewhere that when john and yoko posed for that one nude album cover shot john "fluffed" himself to appear larger. hee hee

Posted by bing | October 15, 2007 1:47 PM

@12: Question is, did your grandpa ever like the Beatles?

Posted by Gloria | October 15, 2007 1:54 PM

@ 15: yes he did like some Beatles. His good taste was consistant.

Posted by Heather | October 15, 2007 1:56 PM

John Lennon not gay? Yoko will be so relieved.

Posted by SDA in SEA | October 15, 2007 2:01 PM

"Run For Your Life" was actually written by George Harrison.

Aside from not overdosing on heroin (yet) and nailing supermodels, does Pete Doherty actually have a talent?

Posted by Mr. X | October 15, 2007 2:44 PM

@12, I was with you all the way until you hit "Glen Miller." Glen Miller? Glen Miller? Eeeeeeew.

I mean, heck, Guy Lombardo, okay, but Glen Miller?

Posted by Horace | October 15, 2007 4:22 PM

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