Legendaarse ansambli The Beatles liikmel John Lennonil oli
bändi biograafi Hunter Davise kinnitusel homosuhe ansambli
mänederi Brian Epsteiniga, kirjutab Wenn.
Davise varsti ilmuvas autobiograafilises raamatus «The
Beatle, Football and Me» seisab Lennoni tunnistus, mille
kohaselt oli tal homosuhe.
«Lennon tunnistas mulle, et 1963. aastal oli tal
homosuhe nende ansambli mänederi Epsteiniga. See juhtus
siis, kui Lennoni esimene naine sünnitas nende poega
Juliani,» seisab raamatus.
Davise arvates polnud Lennonil alalisi homoseksuaalseid kalduvusi,
pigem tahtis ta uusi asju katsetada.
«John polnud homoseksuaal, kuid ta tahtis kõik oma elus
järgi proovida,» ütles Davis.
John Lennon mõrvati 1980. aastal Mark Chapmani poolt ning
Brian Epstein suri 1968. aastal narkootikumide üledoosi
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Homofoobia uued \"kõrgused\"
Kuula Nirvaanat sinust saab gay
Kristlik sekt sorib popartistide muusikas mis muudab
Nirvana, The Doors, Wilco.
Need on vaid mõned artistidest ameerika kristliku sekti
loetelust kes teevad noored homodeks.
Kuula vaid Nirvanat ja sinust saab homo...
Selline sõnum on pakkuda ameerika kristlikul sektil "Love
Gods Way" Internetis, teatab briti muusikaajakiri Uncut.
Sekt on koostanud listi neist bändidest ja sooloartidest,
mida kristlikud lapsevanemad peavad vältima oma laste
muusika fonoteegis. Põhjus: nende muusuka teeb lapsed
homoseksuaalseks. *_Enim ohtlik tee muuta
korralikest kristlikest perekondadest pärit lapsed homodeks
on populaarmuusika_*, kirjutatakse Love Gods Way
Artistide loetelus, keda arvatakse juhtivat lapsi kiinduma
somosoolise armastuse mülkasse on Nirvana, Jay-Z, Velvet
Underground, The Doors, Wilco, Queen, Scissor Sisters,
Morrissey ja Erasure.
Sir Elton John saab saidis lausa eraldi lehekülje
ohtlikuse astmelt kui "superpede" Sekt on nimetanud ka
artiste, keda peetakse sekti poolt "kindlateks" ja keda
kristlike perekondade noored ohuta kuulata tohiuvad. Et
pedede, lesbide ja transside kuninganna Cyndi Lauper
sellesse loetellu sattus, on suur müsteerium.
Kunagi räägiti nalja, et Armeenia raadiolt päritud, kas
tõsi, et Taikovski oli homo, ning Armeenia raadio vastas:
jah, see on tõsi, kuid me ei armasta teda mitte üksnes
Epstein, Brian (1934-1967)
Perhaps few individuals were less likely to create the
public image and oversee the career of the world's most
famous rock group than Brian Epstein. Born on September 19,
1934 into a family of affluent Liverpool Jewish furniture
merchants, Epstein seemed destined for a career in their
business. He was attracted, however, to such "unmanly"
pursuits as fashion design and the stage, which, along with
his closeted homosexuality, put him at odds with his
Epstein left school at sixteen to work at one of his
family's stores until he was called up for military service
in 1952. After only a year of active duty, he was discharged
for unspecific psychiatric reasons. Epstein subsequently
enrolled at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, but before
completing his studies he returned to his family's
business, where he became the manager of the store's record
It was in this capacity that, in October 1961, he first
heard of the Beatles, a Liverpool band whose fans were
seeking their recordings. Epstein was unable to locate these
records and, intrigued by the mystery, ventured into the
Cavern Club, where he encountered John Lennon, Paul
McCartney, George Harrison, and then-drummer Pete Best.
Within two months, although he had no entertainment or
managerial background, Epstein had signed the group to a
contract. Over the next year, he transformed the group's
image from that of leather-clad ruffians to "Mods" attired
in fashionable suits with longish hairstyles, creating, in
effect, an androgynous look for his protégés.
Epstein also successfully negotiated the Beatles' first
recording contract with EMI Parlophone, replaced Best with
Ringo Starr, and became the manager of various other
successful Liverpool acts, including Gerry and the
Pacemakers, Cilla Black, and Billy J. Kramer with the
By 1964, when the Beatles and his other acts took America by
storm, Epstein seemed to personify worldly success. He was,
however, living in an almost constant state of anxiety lest
his homosexuality--and his attraction to rough and often
abusive young men--become public knowledge, as male
homosexual acts were still illegal in Britain at the time
and any scandal might negatively affect the Beatles'
It has often been suggested that Epstein's devotion to the
Beatles was based on an unrequited love for John Lennon.
Speculation about a possible affair between them has existed
since the two vacationed together in Spain in 1963;
Christopher Münch's film The Hours and the Times (1991)
suggests that the two men did share a sexual liaison on this
In 1966, the Beatles decided to stop performing live and
concentrate solely on studio recording. Although this
decision resulted in such breakthrough recordings as Sgt.
Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967), Epstein felt that
he had effectively lost control over the band and suffered
from acute depression, exacerbated by drug and alcohol
On August 27, 1967, Epstein was found dead in his London
home from a barbiturate overdose. Although his death was
ruled accidental, many have presumed it was a suicide.
Ironically, he died a month to the day after legislation
decriminalizing homosexual acts between adult men went into
effect in Britain.
For three decades following his death, Epstein was vilified
by the popular music world as a controlling figure who tried
to suppress the Beatles' creativity--and who was accused,
falsely, of having cheated the group out of millions in
income. All the while, the fact that the world would not
have heard of the Beatles had it not been for Epstein's
relentless efforts on the group's behalf was blithely
In recent years, however, his reputation has been
reconsidered and perhaps he will at last receive the honor
due to the creator and manager of the group who permanently
changed perceptions of popular culture.
John Lennon, The Story
Lennon also directed his temper toward male friends. A
few days after returning from a trip to Spain with Brian
Epstein, the Beatles' manager, Lennon attacked a friend at
Paul McCartneys 21st birthday party. Cynthia Lennon.
Goldman and Giuliano all tell slightly different versions of
the attack in their books. However, each claims that Lennon
attacked a local DJ, Bob Wooler, after the man implied that
Lennon was a homosexual for spending time alone with
Epstein, a known gay man. The attack landed Wooler in the
hospital. Cynthia Lennon, who was present at the party,
writes: a day or two later when [John] had cooled down he
was ashamed, (p. 115).
Giuliano writes that ironically, afterward Lennon
admitted to a friend that a sexual episode with Epstein
occured during their trip to Spain. Given that
homosexuality was illegal in England at the time, and a fear
that somehow, his career might be adversely affected, the
admission of homosexuality would not be made public.
It makes sense, Swan said referring to the attack.
Given the male gender role of masculinity, homosexuality
goes against that. He might have been protecting his
masculinity by lashing out.
Lennon was always very apologetic after his violent
outbursts. Bell quotes Cynthia Lennon as saying that John
Lennon was downright cowardly while sober. However,
John Lennons remorseful and romantic side drew her back to
him repeatedly. Cynthia Lennon writes that as frightening
and demanding as John could be, he was also romantic, a side
of him I saw more often as our relationship deepened.
However, she went on to write, it was neither an easy nor
a comfortable relationship. There was an air of danger
about John that could terrify me. I lived on a knife
edge, (p. 26).