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When John Lennon called Charles Manson “barmy”

When John Lennon called Charles Manson “barmy”

When John Lennon called Charles Manson “barmy”
February 22
09:41 2023

Despite the evident criticisms that can be sent in his direction, John Lennon had a capacity for great wisdom. Whilst his beliefs might have caused outrage in some segments of society, such as the infamous moment in March 1966 when he claimed The Beatles were “more popular than Jesus”, Lennon had a lot to say that was agreeable to the objective listener.From imploring for world peace to delivering a sharp critique of the trappings of the modern world in ‘Working Class Hero’, for all of his pitfalls, Lennon was incredibly perceptive. It was this element that underpinned all of his significant highlights. For example, the punch of the following lyrics from ‘Working Class Hero’ is remarkable: “Keep you doped with religion and sex and TV/ And you think you’re so clever and classless and free/ But you’re still fucking peasants as far as I can see”.

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Martin Nethercutt

Martin Nethercutt

Martin A Nethercutt is a writer, singer, producer and loves music. Creative Director at McCartney Studios Editor-in-Chief at McCartney Times Creator-in-Chief at Geist Musik President (title) at McCartney Multimedia, Inc. Went to Albert-Schweitzer-Schule Kassel Lives in Playa del Rey From Kassel, Germany Married to Ruth McCartney

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