Talk:John Lennon

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John Lennon Returned the MBE[edit]

MBE must be removed from John Lennon's name as he rejected the honour and it's inclusion is anti-thetical to how he represented himself as he returned the medal as an act of protest:

Quoted from the

John Lennon returned his MBE to the Queen on this day, as an act of protest against the Vietnam war.

Lennon's chauffeur Les Anthony returned the insignia of the award to Buckinham Palace in the morning, also delivering handwritten letters to the Queen, prime minister Harold Wilson, and the secretary of the Central Chancery, explaining his actions.

The letters were written on notepaper headed Bag Productions, the company Lennon had recently set up with Yoko Ono.

  " Your Majesty,
   I am returning my MBE as a protest against Britain's involvement in the Nigeria-Biafra thing, against our support of America in Vietnam and against 'Cold Turkey' slipping down the charts.
   With love. John Lennon of Bag "

His name?[edit]

His given name at birth was “John Winston Lennon”; he changed it in 1969 to “John Ono Lennon” - the article says as much. But the article itself lists his name as “John Winston Ono Lennon”. I have seen this listed elsewhere on the net as being because supposedly you can’t “revoke” all your names under British Law, but think that that is just plain wrong. Changing your name by deed poll is perfectly legitimate, and needn’t contain any name you were born with, so was “John Winston Ono Lennon” the actual name he changed to, or is it a needless conflation of the two? It should surely be one or the other, but not a compendium of both. Jock123 (talk) 11:11, 9 October 2015 (UTC)

Well, the article is pretty clear. And is sourced, so you are disputing Coleman p. 64, which would seem to be a perfectly good WP:RS. (Although I don't think that changing one's name by deed poll normally involves a rooftop ceremony.) Martinevans123 (talk) 14:52, 12 November 2015 (UTC)
There is no legal requirement to use any name under British law. Any one can have as many names as he likes. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Nothing6547 (talkcontribs) 15:54, 17 November 2015 (UTC)

Request help fixing red errors for referencing[edit]

Could someone please adjust the {{sfn}} templates in this article to remove the big red errors in the References section? It looks like the same author/year/page combination is used with multiple |ps= parameters. Thanks! GoingBatty (talk) 01:30, 11 December 2015 (UTC)

John Lennon's infobox[edit]

I believe it would make sense to change John Lennon's infobox to the musical artist infobox. Every other Beatle's infobox is the musical artist one, with a gold background. I think it'll look better and would make more sense. The StormCatcher (talk) (contribs) 22:40, 17 December 2015 (UTC)

It seems we can and without consensus too. Mlpearc (open channel) 22:53, 17 December 2015 (UTC)

Reference's page[edit]

What are the respective pages of the two quotations in reference 83?--Beat 768 (talk) 02:32, 22 December 2015 (UTC)

I've just added them, along with page numbers in a couple of other refs from the same source – Miles' The Beatles Diary. JG66 (talk) 03:23, 22 December 2015 (UTC)
Thank you very much, and which is the reference in the quote "According to biographer Philip Norman, one of his reasons for wanting to manage the group was that he was physically attracted to Lennon."?--Beat 768 (talk) 06:31, 23 December 2015 (UTC)
And too about the quote "He likes you a lot" that preceed to "She went on to suggest that Pang should begin a physical relationship with Lennon, telling her (...)".--Beat 768 (talk) 07:00, 23 December 2015 (UTC)

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Semi-protected edit request on 15 January 2016[edit]

Page is vandalized with an overlay redirect link blocking any clicks. (talk) 23:12, 15 January 2016 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: Can't confirm or already fixed --allthefoxes (Talk) 23:20, 15 January 2016 (UTC)

I agree, the page is vandalized, all clicks are forewarded to, which is some "pay for clicks" page. At least, this happens when viewing it with Firefox! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:25, 16 January 2016 (UTC)