21 Little-Known Facts That Reveal John Lennon

Published May 25, 2016
Updated November 18, 2019

These surprising John Lennon facts reveal the ugly, funny, and bizarre side of the Beatles frontman you thought you knew.

The life of John Lennon was marked not only by genius and fame, but contradictions. The patron saint of peace and love sometimes engaged in acts of shocking violence and cruelty. The singer beloved for his vocals just happened to despise his own voice. The songwriter responsible for “all you need is love” and “imagine no possessions” had an extravagant taste for the finer things.

These twenty-one John Lennon facts bring to bear the artist’s dark, ugly, funny and strange sides that most fans don’t know about:

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21 Little-Known Facts That Reveal John Lennon
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Next, delve even deeper into Lennon's life with the 2003 documentary Inside John Lennon:

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Erin Kelly
An All That’s Interesting writer since 2013, Erin Kelly focuses on historic places, natural wonders, environmental issues, and the world of science. Her work has also been featured in Smithsonian and she’s designed several book covers in her career as a graphic artist.