We already brought you part one of our list of 15 things you probably didn’t know about John Lennon, and now we’re back with part two! Check out even more interesting little tidbits about this iconic musician who changed the world with his music below.
Number Eight: He Was Originally Meant to Sing the Lead on “Love Me Do.” “Love Me Do” was The Beatles’ first single. Though Lennon sung the lead for many songs off of The Beatles’ first album, McCartney was the one to sing lead on their first single.
Number Seven: His Favorite Lyric of All Time Is… When asked what his favorite lyric he ever wrote was, Lennon had a very quick response. He said, “That’s easy. ‘All you need is love.'”
Number Six: Paul Goresh Was the Last Person to Take Lennon’s Picture. Lennon was signing an album for the same person who would assassinate him when he was photographed by photographer Paul Goresh. The person who assassinated him was Mark David Chapman.
Number Five: He Used a Psychic. When Lennon and Yoko were together, they sometimes had a psychic as part of their stuff to help them with business deals. The pair paid their psychic the same that they paid their lawyers and accountants.
Number Four: He Got LSD From His Dentist. The first time Lennon used LSD, he got it from his dentist, John Riley. Riley slipped some into Lennon’s coffee at a dinner party.
Number Three: He Practiced in the Bathtub. Lennon’s first band, The Quarrymen, would often practice their songs in the bathroom. Lennon would often stand barefoot in the bathtub while they practiced.
Number Two: He Eventually Got Fed Up With His Fans. By the peak of The Beatles’ fame, Lennon didn’t really like to play concerts with screaming fans anymore. He said, “Beatles concerts are nothing to do with music anymore. They’re just bloody tribal rites.”
Number One: He Was Very Unconventional. Lennon once said that he would rather commit suicide than try and look for a conventional job. He said this long before he came famous as a singer for The Beatles.