Happy Birthday John Lennon, here The Dick Cavett Show!

Published: 9th Oct, 2009

John and Yoko, The Dick Cavett Show (Part 1)

Were he not taken down by a nutter with a piece, John Lennon would be turning a very hilarious 69 today. He’d probably spend the evening sitting around a table watching Paul and Ringo muttering disparaging comments about Yoko’s birthday spread under their breath, everyone feeling a little bit awkward. But, no, he’s been spared that particular joy, so shall instead be dining at the lord’s table with Hendrix, Joplin, and John Entwistle from The Who – a man who would also be enjoying the warm breeze of birthday salutations, were it not for a drugs and prozzies binge a few years back. Even so, we thought we’d get John a gift, so we went rollerskating with dogs pulling us along, discussing ideas, and it wasn’t long before it had boiled down to a toss up between nine quid, or a clip or three from his interview on the wonderful Dick Cavett Show in the early 1970s. In the end we got him both. Happy Birthday John Lennon!

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Josh Burt
About the author:
Josh has been a writer and journalist for the best part of twenty years and has written for modern staples like FHM and Cosmopolitan and The Daily Telegraph and The Sun. He has also written a small handful of so-so books that you can still buy.

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