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09 October 2011 @ 12:38 pm
Happy Birthday, John Lennon!  
I thought it would be fun to post a few of things we liked about John to celebrate his birthday. Here are ten things about John that I like in no particular order!

10. John's 'Buddy Holly' glasses

I know that his round wire framed glasses he began to sport after filming 'How I Won the War' are iconic, but I always favored the glasses he wore in his younger years. He begged his Aunt Mimi to buy him the expensive frames and didn't wear them half as much as he should've!

9. John's Thighs!

I thought he had pretty lovely thighs.

8. He gave great face!

He could twist his face into different 'funny' faces. I think he should've did physical comedic movies on the side. I suppose he didn't have the time for that though.

7. His friendships with people like Elton John

For a lad from Liverpool, John became a very openminded fellow. I find his friendship with Elton John especially cute.

6.  His auburn colored hair.

I was under the impression that he had brown hair from the longest time because of black and white pictures and color photos that didn't do the color justice. His mother was a red head.

5. The Performance Stance!

I just love the way he would stand with his legs apart. I don't know why. Maybe, because it's sexual but also powerful, sort of like "Come at me! I'm ready for it!"

4. Going Political

Using his fame to bring attention to causes he felt were important is impressive. He didn't seem to care that it could effect his popularity of his ability to sell records and I think he managed some good.

3. Julian

He was trying to reconnect with Julian after a period of not being in his son's life.

2. Interior Designs by John!

He had an eye for odds and ends and decorated his home (Kenwood) with plenty of interesting items. Which included a coat of arms for example!

1. The Chicken or the egg?

He was the founder of what would go onto become the Beatles. Would the Beatles still have happened if John's band the Quarrymen hadn't played at the church fete that fateful July day in 1957?

Astridbeagle_agent on October 9th, 2011 06:08 pm (UTC)
I just love the way he would stand with his legs apart. I don't know why.
The reason was his bad eyesight.

Great spam!

Jay.: john angeljonesingjay on October 9th, 2011 06:18 pm (UTC)
i don't see the connection. he didn't know his legs were far apart?
Astridbeagle_agent on October 9th, 2011 08:28 pm (UTC)
LOL...no, he tried to see something in the first rows, that's why he stood like this. To get his eyes nearer to the first row.

Paul said that somewhere, I can't find the quote now.

Classic Rock kind of girl :): lyricsmacca_moon_grl on October 9th, 2011 06:11 pm (UTC)
I love all these about John as well!

He is still one SEXY man! Gah....if I could time travel back to the 60s and see them all together, alive, and happy!

I told my husband last night, 'I'm in love with two dead guys.' One being John Lennon and the other Keith Moon <3

But any road, I'm trying to think about what else there is to add about John. I'm not sure right now.lol to me that sums up alot of things.

Jay.: john angeljonesingjay on October 9th, 2011 06:19 pm (UTC)
speaking of keith moon. when i was at the grammy museum last week. his drum kit was on display downstairs. it was the only thing you could take a picture of! that kinda sucked but i took a picture of it.
Classic Rock kind of girl :): Keith Moon <3macca_moon_grl on October 9th, 2011 10:30 pm (UTC)
thats awesome! Which kit? The Pictures of Lily kit?
Jay.: geo staring help!jonesingjay on October 9th, 2011 10:42 pm (UTC)
it was this...gold looking ludwig kit. i think that he playe don the grammy's i should've taken a picture of the information!
Selena: JohnPaul by Jennymaccaselenak on October 9th, 2011 06:54 pm (UTC)
Very good idea. And word on the Buddy Holly glasses; I prefer them to the iconic ones, too, and love the photos we have of him wearing them.

What I like about John as well:

- his love of cats
- wit and ability to give interviews that sound original nearly every time. No wonder the press adored him. And given how their questions were incredibly repetitive, the fact he managed to do this is all the more remarkable.
- he did have one of the best voices in the business, and it makes me sad that he was so hung up about it
- I may have issues about labeling him as a feminist, but I like that he did try to be one and was able to question his entire mindset on male/female relations
- his paradoxical nature and the way he could tear into the Beatles/Paul/George/whoever he was pissed off at the time in one moment and in the next get defensive on their behalf if anyone else dared to critisize them.
Jay.: john angeljonesingjay on October 9th, 2011 07:01 pm (UTC)
this list could've gone on and on about him! i had to limit myself. i like your likes of john. he did give great interviews. it makes me think it would've been great to have a drink or two with him at dinner and just talk for hours.

there's a lot about john to love!