The Dubious Origins of the Beatles and some ABCs
On rec.music.beatles, Kevin McGuire
brought to our attention John's whimsical "history"
of the Beatles. But in addition to this MerseyBeat piece by John,
the Beatles had fun submitting other classified ads to the same
publication. Frederic Beghin was nice enough to enter the text for our further
enjoyment. He says, [a book was published]
and containing facsimiles of every page The Beatles ever contributed to."
And here they are. [Excerpts removed
at request of book's author and his lawyer. Hmm...]
And while we're enjoying John's uniqe style of
writing, in 1970 a suite of John Lennon's lithographs were displayed at The
Lee Nordness Galleries in New York City. Among the fourteen shown was one,
the first I believe, which was a handwritten list of the "ABC"s. Some of
the writing is a little hard for me to make out, but I've done my best to
copy into typewritten form John Lennon's ABCs.
Last modified: January 12, 1996