John Ono Lennon born John Winston Lennon (9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980). I think that more has been written about John Lennon than any other singer, more art has been created about John Lennon and his iconic eyewear. He was killed by Mark Chapman in New York City as he and Oko Ono were entering the Dakota.
A least one of John Lennon’s eyeglasses was an Oliver Goldsmith.
In 2007 a rare pair of John Lennon glasses went up for auction at an undisclosed prices (over $1 Million)
Other Historical Pricing:
- Christie’s International sold a pair for $8,625 in 1996,
- A pair of Lennon’s yellow-tinted glasses sold 55,000 pounds ($111,645) in 2005
My best memories of John Lennon, were cruising the streets of La Jolla in a Red Dodge Dart convertible singing Hey Jude, HELP and Revolution at the top of our lungs. Later in 1980 while hitchhiking through England, I walked across Abbey Road.. such defining moments! And the shock of John and Oko naked in bed on an album cover..
Does anyone have any defining John Lennon and or Beatles moments? Who was your favorite Beatle?