Lennon's Sister Blasts Biographer For 'Scurrilous Rumours'

JOHN LENNON's half-sister JULIA BAIRD has slammed author PHILIP NORMAN for
controversially claiming the late BEATLE harboured sexual feelings for their mother.
Norman alleges he has a series of audio recordings of the singer discussing his mum Julia Lennon in lurid detail - which he documents in new biography, John Lennon: The Life.
A voice purporting to be Lennon's from a 1979 interview says: "I was just remembering the time I had my hand on my mother's t** in number one Bloomfield Road (in Liverpool). We were lying on the bed, and I was thinking, 'I wonder if I should do anything else...'
"I always think that I should have done it - presuming she would have allowed it."
But Lennon's sibling Baird has blasted the book's allegations.
She says, "John is no longer around to defend himself from some of the bizarre, sordid and downright scurrilous rumours that sadly surround his extraordinary life. It makes me so sad, especially in recent weeks, when all manner of accusations have been flying about."
Norman interviewed Lennon's widow Yoko Ono and his former Beatles bandmate Sir Paul MCCartney for the biography, but they have both since distanced themselves from the book.


Tags: John Lennon - Beatles


More John Lennon

Guess Which Insects Have Killed the George Harrison Memorial Tree?

A tree planted in tribute to former Beatles guitarist George Harrison has died after being infested by...beetles. The pine tree was planted in Los Angeles'...

Happy Days! Why Ron Howard Will Make A Great Director Of The Beatles Documentary

Ron Howard is set to direct a new documentary focussing on The Beatles' journey from The Cavern Club in Liverpool to their final performance in...

The Beatles Revived One More Time In Concert Documentary About The Early Years

Big news, Beatles fans: a new authorised documentary on the rock icons is in the works, with Ron Howard slated to direct. The film will...

Ron Howard to Direct Beatles Documentary, From Cavern Club to San Francisco

Oscar-winning filmmaker Ron Howard is set to direct a documentary about The Beatles, following their journey from Liverpool's Cavern Club to their last concert at...


A Hard Days Night [Remastered] Trailer

In 1964, black and white music comedy 'A Hard Day's Night' was released, starring the world's most famous rock band The Beatles. John Lennon, Paul...

John Lennon's Doodles Sell For $27k and Other Crazy Music Auction Prices [Pictures]

If I tried selling watercolor paintings that I made when I was eleven years old, do you think anyone would buy them? No? What about...

Tupac Shakur's Final Words Were 'F**k You,' Other Famous Last Words

The dying words of rapper Tupac Shakur have been revealed, 18 years after his death. The words were spoken to sergeant Chris Carroll, the policeman...

Is Radler's New Dead Celebrities Beer Advert Hilarious, Bad-Taste...Or Both? [Video]

A new European beer commercial from the Radler brand has caused controversy across the world in countries where the advert's dark sense of humour doesn't...



John Lennon Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on John Lennon

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All