Caricature/Cartoon – John Lennon of The Beatles!

Presenting John Lennon‘s Caricature!

Caricature, Cartoon, Sketch, Portrait of John Lennon of the beatles, with his guitar

I wonder why I wrote and sang “Imagine No Possessions”?

John Lennon’s Biography (Shortest on the Web?):

John Lennon was born on October 09, 1940, in Liverpool, UK. About 3 years after John was born, his father Alfred Lennon went away, only to return an year later when his wife would reject his offer to help the family financially. At the tender age of five, young John was forced to choose between his parents, and he chose to stay with his father, but unfortunately he couldn’t stay with him. Eventually he was brought up in a family that was made up of his four aunts and his mother. He was taken care of by his mother’s elder sister and her husband; and it was his uncle who brought him a mouth-organ when John was very young. His mom would play him Elvis Presley’s music and taught him to play the banjo.

John Lennon was never a model student, rather he was far from being one. He drew cartoons in class, mimicked his teachers, and was considered a bad influnce on other kids. When he was 17, his mom bought him his first guitar – some time soon after she gave John this wonderful gift, she died in a car-accident.

The Formation of Beatles:

Lennon was one of the founding members of The Beatles. It was three months after he had started the Skiffle Group, that Paul McCartney joined the band. Lennon was always considered the leader of the band.

Of course a lot happened before Beatles became a rage in the mid-sixties. In the late sixties, The Beatles, specifically Mr. Lennon managed to hurt the religious sentiments of people, by commenting “Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink…We’re more popular than Jesus now – I don’t know which will go first, rock and roll or Christianity.” I’d call it a harmless self-glorifying sort of comment, which should be forgotten and forgiven (something that I am sure, almost all religions preach), but people began burning the Beatle records and Lennon was threatened too! This probably led Lennon into depression, who discovered LSD and then Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, and both helped him in his introspection.

One thing led to another (must’ve, I am sure) and in 1969 he left the Beatles, and developed some degree of disenchantment with and also some animosity towards Paul McCartney.  For the next 10 years, Lennon went solo.

Read John Lennon’s  detailed biography here.

John Lennon’s Personal Life:

Lennon met his future wife Cynthia when he was 17, and they married 5 years later. However their marriage fell apart soon after when Cynthia realized that Lennon was in a relationship with Yoko Ono, the artist. They got married in 1969. Upon Ono’s insistence, somewhere around this time, his PA May Pang developed a physical relationship with John Lennon. Nevertheless, Sean Lennon was born to Ono after which John Lennon transformed himself into a house-husband.

John Lennon’s Other Talents:

Other than singing, John Lennon was also a proficient writer and painter, and other than the guitar, he could also play drums and  flute!

John Lennon’s Murder by Mark David Chapman:

Sometime in the October of 1980, forty-year-old John Lennon was shot dead by a psychopath (who refused to accept that he were one) called Mark David Chapman. Chapman claimed that he killed Lennon for his irreverence and also because of his double standards. According to Chapman, he was motivated by the book “The Catcher in the Rye” a novel by J. D. Salinger, and that he was sickened by Lennon’s song “Imagine no Possessions“.

Chapman said, “He told us to imagine no possessions, and there he was, with millions of dollars and yachts and farms and country estates, laughing at people like me who had believed the lies and bought the records and built a big part of their lives around his music.”

Chapman has still not been granted parole.

John Lennon’s Songs:

Find a list of his popular songs here

As always, thanks to the one and only Wikipedia!

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7 comments on “Caricature/Cartoon – John Lennon of The Beatles!

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  4. Awesome caricature of John Lennon. I love all those features you’ve highlighted. Would it ever be good if someone could link your blog to Yoko Ono. Maybe by having her name in your post, it will be found! WaaWhooo!

    John was an old soul and was above all a creator. That creative drive was fueled by spirituality that was deeper than any of us were shown. The comment about being more famous than Jesus Christ was taken out of context. John had a reverence that could only be considered of universal stature.

    He knew that Love truly is the answer. He did not go weird in his latter years. He just got totally turned off by the trivia that the world held in such high esteem. He created statements that did, in fact, get the world’s attention. He succeeded in that, but the world saw the deed , not the message.

    But the complete exposition of his true purpose was cut short by his murder.

    (This is information has been offered by my Spirit Guides. I’d love to hear further opinion from other intuitives.)

    • Thank you Souldipper:) I love his nose…there isn’t another nose like his. I guess you are right about the world not understanding the intent of his statements – but expecting the world to understand it would’ve be an error of judgment, which one shouldn’t expect. But then who John Lennon was an artist, not a mathematician or a statistician!

      Thanks again and regards,
      Shafali

  5. Ah Shafali,

    I tell ya Gram is sittin’ here swoonin’ just thinkin’ about the Beatles and the magic that their music brought ta her growin’ up years. Yep….she was a product of those wild and wonderful sixties…..when young people screamed like crazy at the sight of that bowl-haircut quartet in their nehru jackets singin’ inta microphones while Ringo Starr beat on the drums. It’s so sad that only Ringo and Paul have survived and that John turned inta such a wierdo before he was murdered by that nut job…..

    Now since John Lennon did have a bit of a large nose….we won’t fret about the fact that ya made it a bit larger than it actually was (always the nose)……yep…..we can just imagine John floatin’ on those fluffy clouds serenadin’ everyone that passes by……we hope that he has finally found peace…..and that he has found George Harrison too…..why, the music they could make tagather would be nothin’ short of sweet harmony……aw fer the good old days…….but ya can never go back….can ya? What a pity……

    Dewey Dewster here….

    • Nehru Jackets!
      I thought that Gram’d like that caricature, Dewey:) I wish we hadn’t lost those glorious decades…if only we could bring together the good of all the times and leave out the bad – the world would be a utopia.
      John Lennon’s nose is so different from all the other noses that I’ve ever drawn. Another unique nose belongs to the face of Morgan Freeman. Most noses are either long, pointed, blunt, pert, or bulbous. You can categorize them easily – but try categorizing John Lennon’s nose, or even Morgan Freeman’s – and you’d be scratching your head (err…ears, in your case, Dewey.)
      Yes you can’t go back…but you can live in the past through the music, the movies, and the stories of those years…isn’t it?
      Treats to the three of you…and do upload your Halloween pictures to your blog…how about dressing up as a bull-mastiff dog pirate?

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