John Lennon with Cynthia & Julian

John Lennon met Cynthia Powell in art school. They married on August 23, 1962 and their son Julian was born April 8, 1963. In those days it wasn't "good press" for a pop star to be married so John and Cynthia's marriage and baby were kept secret for as long as possible. When the news slipped out near the end of 1963, most of the fans were fine with Cyn and Julian and one of The Beatles being a married man and father. (There were three more bachelors Beatles for the fans to choose from after all ;-)

"Postman, postman, don't be slow, I'm in love with Cyn so go, man, go."- S
what John Lennon would write to Cynthia on the envelopes of letters he sent from Hamburg to her.

John & Cynthia Lennon in Miami
John & Cynthia Lennon, happy in Miami during The Beatles first U.S. visit in 1964

John Lennon with Cynthia in Hamburg John & Cynthia Lennon in 1964
Left: Early 1960's. Note John's Elvis look and Cynthia's short brown hair!
Right: John & Cyn on a plane in 1964

John Lennon & Cynthia Lennon the Beatles U.S. tour John & Cynthia Lennon Beatles American tour

Above photos by Dezo Hoffmann were taken during The Beatles 1964 American tour.

John & Cynthia Lennon in India
This photo of John & Cyn at the Maharishi's ashram early in 1968 was taken by Paul Saltzman.
You can find more photos like this in his book The Beatles in Rishikesh

John Lennon with Cynthia & Julian
Julian, Cynthia & John Lennon shortly before the divorce.
Photo by Ringo Starr, found in John's sister Julia Baird's book, John Lennon My Brother

John Lennon and Julian Lennon Julian Lennon grown up

John and Julian in the mid 1960s... Julian Lennon all grown up

John Lennon biography John the new biography of John Lennon by Cynthia Lennon

"The time has come when I feel ready to tell the truth about John and me, our years together and the years since his death. There is so much that I have never said, so many incidents I have never spoken of and so many feelings I have never expressed: great love on one hand; pain, torment and humiliation on the other. Only I know what really happened between us, why we stayed together, why we parted and the price I have paid for being John’s wife. I want to tell the real story of the real John—the infuriating, lovable, sometimes cruel, funny, talented and needy man who made such an impact on the world. John believed in the truth and he would want nothing less." ~ Cynthia Lennon

Cynthia was born in Blackpool, England, in 1939. While attending the Liverpool College of Art she met John Lennon, whose rebellious style, caustic wit and passion for rock and roll already marked him as someone different. John and Cynthia married in 1962 and their son, Julian, was born in 1963. The Lennons were divorced in 1969. Cynthia retained custody of Julian, who saw his father sporadically until John was killed in 1980.

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