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John Lennon’s Ex-Wife, Cynthia Lennon, Dead at 75

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John Lennon’s Ex-Wife, Cynthia Lennon, Dead at 75

John Lennon’s Ex-Wife, Cynthia Lennon, Dead at 75

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LONDON (AP) — Cynthia Lennon, the first wife of former Beatles guitarist John Lennon, has died of cancer at her home in Spain. She was 75.

The news was announced Wednesday on the website and Twitter account of her son, Julian Lennon, and was confirmed by his representative.

Cynthia Lennon died at her home in Mallorca “following a short but brave battle with cancer,” a statement from the representative said. It said Julian Lennon was at his mother’s bedside throughout.

The family is “thankful for your prayers. Please respect their privacy at this difficult time.”

Julian Lennon also posted a tribute video to his late mother with a song he had written in her honor. The lyrics thanked her for giving up her life for him.

Cynthia Lennon – In Loving Memory

JULIAN LENNON

https://youtu.be/fsyYqJxf9Qk

John Lennon Wife – Cynthia Lennon EXCLUSIVE 30 Minute BBC Interview & Life Story

https://youtu.be/cpyVjoFjA_A

Cynthia and John Lennon met at art school in Liverpool and married shortly before the Beatles shot to fame. Early on, the fact that Lennon was married was concealed to protect his image as a teen idol.

They divorced in 1968 after John Lennon started his relationship with Japanese artist Yoko Ono.

Author Hunter Davies, who wrote the only authorized Beatles biography in 1968, described Cynthia as a “lovely woman” who was ill-treated by her famous husband. He said that unlike John, she was “quiet and reserved and calm” and “not a hippy at all.”

He said their friends at art school never thought the relationship would last because they were so different.

In her book, Cynthia described being mistreated by John. Julian was their only child together.

The Lennon Companion: Twenty-five Years of Comment

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Elizabeth Thomson, David Gutman
Da Capo Press, 1987 – Biography & Autobiography304 pages
John Lennon lives on. Forty years after the Beatles invaded America in 1964, and more than twenty years after Lennon’s death, his work is perennially popular and continues to appeal across the generations. A man shrouded in myth and controversy, Lennon led a complex, enigmatic life. The Lennon Companion is a luminous and multifaceted exploration of John Lennon’s life and work, a collection of over fifty articles from a stellar list of writers including Pauline Kael, Tom Wolfe, Martin Amis, Gloria Steinem, and Philip Larkin-a remarkably multidimensional look at Lennon’s music, myth, and mystique.

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THE BEAT PAPERS OF Al ARONOWITZ

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101COMPILED WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF YVONNE DEGROOT

INDEX OF

THE BEAT PAPERS OF AL ARONOWITZ


PREFACE

THE INVISIBLE LINK



PART 1: THE BEAT PAPERS OF AL ARONOWITZ
Introduction: Allen Ginsberg, One of My Giants



PART 1: THE BEAT PAPERS OF AL ARONOWITZ
CHAPTER ONE: BEAT



PART 2: THE BEAT PAPERS OF AL ARONOWITZ
CHAPTER TWO: ST. JACK (ANNOTATED BY JACK KEROUAC)



PART 3: THE BEAT PAPERS OF AL ARONOWITZ
CHAPTER THREE: DEAN MORIARTY (ANNOTATED BY JACK KEROUAC)



PART 4: THE BEAT PAPERS OF AL ARONOWITZ
CHAPTER FOUR: A CERTAIN PARTY



PART 5: THE BEAT PAPERS OF AL ARONOWITZ
CHAPTER FIVE: THE PROPHET



PART 6: THE BEAT PAPERS OF AL ARONOWITZ
CHAPTER 
SIX: THE SAN FRANCISCO RENAISSANCE



PART 7: THE BEAT PAPERS OF AL ARONOWITZ
CHAPTER SEVEN: CITY LIGHTS



PART 8: THE BEAT PAPERS OF AL ARONOWITZ
CHAPTER EIGHT:
SAN FRANCISCO SCENES



PART 9: THE BEAT PAPERS OF AL ARONOWITZ
CHAPTER NINE: LETTER TO THE ALLEN GINSBERG MEMORIAL COMMITTEE



PART 10: THE BEAT PAPERS OF AL ARONOWITZ
CHAPTER TEN: THE BEAT CORPORATION



PART 11: THE BEAT PAPERS OF AL ARONOWITZ
CHAPTER ELEVEN: MURDER CAN BE BEAUTIFUL



PART 12: THE BEAT PAPERS OF AL ARONOWITZ
CHAPTER TWELVE: THE UNVEILING


PART 12: THE BEAT PAPERS OF AL ARONOWITZ
CHAPTER THIRTEEN: THE DHARMA BUM



PART 13: THE BEAT PAPERS OF AL ARONOWITZ
CHAPTER FOURTEEN: THE YEN FOR ZEN



PART 14: THE BEAT PAPERS OF AL ARONOWITZ
CHAPTER FIFTEEN: JACKS A KING AND I’M THE INVISIBLE MAN



PART 14: THE BEAT PAPERS OF AL ARONOWITZ
CHAPTER SIXTEEN: RETROPOP SCENE—END OF A DECADE



PART 15: THE BEAT PAPERS OF AL ARONOWITZ
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN: THE BEATS INVADE THE CAMPUS



PART 16: THE BEAT PAPERS OF AL ARONOWITZ
CHAPTER 
EIGHTEEN: THE SEERS



PART 17: THE BEAT PAPERS OF AL ARONOWITZ
CHAPTER 
NINETEEN:
THE MISSION


PART 18: THE BEAT PAPERS OF AL ARONOWITZ
CHAPTER TWENTY:
THE SACRED SCROLL




PART 19: THE BEAT PAPERS OF AL ARONOWITZ
CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE: RAY BREMSER


PART 20: THE BEAT PAPERS
OF AL ARONOWITZ
CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO:
JACK KEROUAC’S NEPHEW PRESSES LAWSUIT THAT ALLEGES HIS GRANDMA’S WILL WAS A FORGERY



PART 21: THE BEAT PAPERS OF AL ARONOWITZ
CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE: TED JOANS, 1928-2003,
A MAJOR BEAT POET



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“AND THE HIPPOS WERE BOILED IN THEIR TANKS” THE KEROUAC AND BURROUGHS NOVEL ,RESURFACES

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A GREAT BIG DISCUSSION ABOUT “NAKED LUNCH”

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naked_lunch“Naked Lunch” is one of my fav. movies, my husband Dave and I used to take acid and watch it in complete oblivion!

http://www.everything2.com/title/Naked+Lunch

ALLEN GINSBERG’S BEAT MEMORES

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REALLY COOL ANDY WARHOL QUOTES

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Hiway America – Bishop’s Castle Pueblo Colorado

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1. BISHOP’S CASTLE – PUEBLO, COLORADO

Bishop\'s Castle

They say that no one man can build a house on his own, but that’s exactly what Jim Bishop did when he built his castle. The 130-foot tower has taken over 30 years to build and it still isn’t finished, but it’s considered the largest single-man construction project in the country!

Keep your eyes peeled, no matter where you go. Strange, odd, and just plain wacky landmarks are littered across the entire country. You might be surprised at what you find!