They Were Collaborators #273

Brian Epstein and John Lennon


mike said...

great photo - didnt they have a holiday in spain together tout seul?

Christine said...

Old rumour, btw, mike. Read Larry Kane's book, "Lennon Revealed."

All other reports and versions are merely the efforts of shallow people trying to capitalize on this old titillating chestnut.

Nobody has ever been able to conclusively prove a thing.

Tom Sutpen said...

Well, I haven't read Larry Kane's book, but if you're referring to his and Epstein's, um, episode in Spain . . . John Lennon himself went around telling that story for the rest of his life (he came within an inch of telling it in that dopey Playboy interview in 1980).

True, no one's ever going to prove it; and it could be that Lennon was lying about it all those years (there's no report that Epstein ever said it happened one way or another). But from what we know of Lennon, I think it's only likely that he would have given some physical experimentation a whirl at least once in his life; and I don't think it diminishes his character one whit.

the heart of the world said...

For a film on the subject, there's "The Hours and Times" (Christopher Much, 1991)