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Death of John Lennon's mother at hands of policeman hardened his anti-establishment views, new book claims

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Julia Lennon was killed when she was knocked over by a car as she crossed the road in 1958.Although she had given Lennon up age five, at the time of her death the pair had reconciled, leading Lennon to later tell how he felt he had lost her twice.

In his new book Tune In the first of a three-part biography of the group, author and Beatles' historian Mark Lewisohn said the incident caused the “most tremendous heartbreak” for Lennon.“For John, who’d grown up without Julia from the age of five, losing her again at 17, with such appalling finality, was the most tremendous and irreconcilable heartbreak,” he writes.

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Source: The Telegraph

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