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:

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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

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Shawn Brandon (talkcontribs) 18:08, 22 July 2015 (UTC)

No provision exists in the British Honours system for renouncing any honour once given. Simply returning the insignia is irrelevant as to whether the holder continues to hold the honour.JWULTRABLIZZARD (talk) 12:50, 26 April 2016 (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)

lennons abuse to women[edit]

I just think there should be a mention to his views and abuses of women, not just anecdotes from his first wife. i mean he said in an interview with play boy that he beats the hell out of women. (i think thats note worthy)

Ag03818 (talk) 23:32, 19 April 2016 (UTC) 4/19/2016

Do you have that source from "play boy"? Don't think he's beating anyone now. (talk) 15:30, 3 May 2016 (UTC)

Serious question[edit]

Why is there so little mention of Lennon's racism, homophobia, anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial? ( (talk) 15:41, 3 May 2016 (UTC))

Probably because it was all invented. (talk) 15:49, 3 May 2016 (UTC)
Lennon is on record making racist, homophobic, anti-Semitic comments. ( (talk) 16:14, 3 May 2016 (UTC))
If you make such comments again without providing a reliable source, we will be discussing your disruptive editing at WP:ANI. Drop it and move on. Sundayclose (talk) 16:35, 3 May 2016 (UTC)