Author: John Lennon

Brief Info: English singer, songwriter, musician and peace activist

Years Lived: 1940-1980

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More Popular than Jesus


Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink. I needn’t argue about that; I’m right and I’ll be proved right. We’re more popular than Jesus now; I don’t know which will go first—rock ‘n’ roll or Christianity. Jesus was all right but his disciples were thick and ordinary. It’s them twisting it that ruins it for me.

From the interview London Evening Standard

— 1966

If you'll just rattle your jewelry

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For our last number, I’d like to ask your help. Would the people in the cheaper seats clap your hands. And the rest of you, if you’ll just rattle your jewelry.

From the comment Royal Variety Performance in London

— 4 Nov 1963



Was it better to have a guy who was better than the people I had in? To make the group stronger, or to let me be stronger? Instead of going for an individual thing we went for the strongest format — equals.

From the book The Beatles Anthology

— 2000

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