The Beatles icon Paul McCartney confirmed that John Lennon wanted to put Adolf Hitler on the cover of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, and revealed a remark he made about Hitler in a GQ interview.
Did he really come to that meeting near the end of the Beatles and say he was Jesus Christ?
“I don’t remember that. I think I would have remembered that. He was the kind of guy that could do that. I don’t remember him actually ever doing it. I mean, on the Sgt. Pepper cover he wanted Jesus Christ and Hitler on there. That was, ‘Okay, that’s John.’ You’d have to talk him down a bit—’No, probably not Hitler…’ I could say to him, ‘No, we’re not doing that.’ He was a good enough guy to know when he was being told.”
Did he have a rationalization for why it was a good idea to put Hitler on there?
“No. It’s a laugh. We’re putting famous people on the cover: ‘Hitler! He’s famous!’ And it was like, ‘Yeah, but John, we’re trying to put heroes on the cover, and he’s not your hero. Winston Churchill’s your hero, John.’ He was a big fan of Winston. So he was just fucking about. That was John. He was very witty, very wonderful, and would like to push the envelope, and it was entertaining to be around someone like that. These are cool people. But you can’t always do everything they suggest.”
The Beatles icon John Lennon’s son, Sean Lennon, recently posted on Instagram about haters who think he is desperately trying to look like his father with the way he dresses and stylizes himself
Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love‘s daughter Frances Bean Cobain also responded to Sean Lennon, and sent him a message of loving support.
Sean Lennon wrote, “On @fallontonight wearing @kyosukekunimoto I have struggled all my life w people telling me I’m ‘trying’ to look like dad, or mum. That’s why I rarely wear these type of glasses, but they’re actually just better on my face.
It’s funny, but I promise I don’t ‘try’ to look like my parents, it just happens. Especially when I dress cool because they had epic style, so it is often unintentionally evocative. Which glasses do y’all prefer on me?”
Frances Bean Cobain responded, “You look wonderful! I do the same thing re sunglasses, I try not to wear those friggin oval frames often, but i when i do, i know they look good on mah face, so, what can we do. Embrace the similarities and celebrate the differences, i suppose!“