Monday, July 7, 2008

John Lennon Was A Big ‘Beatlemaniac’

LONDON (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A London-based writer is selling a piece of musical history, and remembering the “Beatlemaniac” who gave it to her.

This Thursday (Jul. 10), the handwritten lyrics to John Lennon’s classic anti-war song “Give Peace a Chance,” which were written in 1969 on a piece of cardboard during Lennon’s Montreal Bed-In for peace, will hit the auction block in London.

Writer Gail Renard, a 16-year-old college student at the time, was given the lyrics by Lennon himself after spending a few days holed up in the hotel room with the Beatle, Yoko Ono, and many celebrities.

She recalls, “He was incredibly kind and was the biggest Beatlemaniac. He loved the Beatles. We sat and watched Hard Days Night together. It was like being in a parallel universe.”

For Renard, letting go of the lyrics isn’t hard.

She says, “I have such wonderful memories of John, and they’re more important. I used to keep the lyrics on my wall or under my bed, so no one got to enjoy them. Now they will.”

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