Thursday, April 2, 2015

Early Photos of Cynthia and John Lennon as Teenagers in Liverpool in 1958-59

Cynthia met Lennon at art school in Liverpool in 1957 when she was 18 and John was 17. The couple married just before Beatlemania transformed her husband from a jobbing musician into one of the most famous men in the world.

"We met at art school in Liverpool. I was 18 and he was 17." Cynthia recalled. "He'd just lost his mother. I'd had a boyfriend when I was 17, he was a lot older than me, about 25. And John went out with a girl called Barbara for a couple of years before he met me. So we'd both been through the first flush of romance. I was a bit apprehensive of him. I thought he was very funny, but in a rather cruel sort of way. He was fighting the world. I'd just become a Hiltone blonde and lived in a little room with a bathroom next door where you put a shilling in for a bath. Paul's girlfriend Dorothy had the one next door."

October 1958, Ye Crack,e Pub 13 Rice Street, Liverpool


ca. 1959

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