Late The Beatles icon John Lennon‘s Instagram page recently shared a rare quote from Lennon where he attacked Elvis Presley for his weight gain.
HELP!, 1965⠀ ‘When Help! came out, I was actually crying out for help. Most people think it’s just a fast rock ‘n’ roll song. I didn’t realise it at the time; I just wrote the song because I was commissioned to write it for the movie. But later, I knew I really was crying out for help. So it was my fat Elvis period. You see the movie: he – I – is very fat, very insecure, and he’s completely lost himself. And I am singing about when I was so much younger and all the rest, looking back at how easy it was.'”
Lennon’s Instagram page also recently posted, “NEW DELHI, 1966. John and Paul photographed by Ringo (with a fish-eye lensed camera) on Ringo’s birthday, during a stopover between Manila and Heathrow in New Delhi, India #onthisday 7 July 1966⠀@johnlennonofficial @paulmccartney @ringostarrmusic @thebeatles #newdelhi #wideangle #fisheye.”
Paul McCartney called himself fat and John Lennon as drunk when they met, and he revealed how Lennon hid being drunk and high. You can view a new photo post from Lennon’s Instagram page of a page of a book with the story. A photo John Lennon made for the gay community also recently surfaced. John Lennon had his own weight insecurities, as also seen in a photo below, along with a drinking photo.