Tuesday, August 7, 2012

A Difficult Time

Early August 1962

For John Lennon, it is a very difficult  time.  He has just learned that his girlfriend is "up the spout" and his band mates, Paul and George are leaning on him heavily to agree to the replacement of their drummer, his friend Pete.  They think it would be an improvement to bring in an outsider, Ringo Starr from the rival band Rory Storm and the Hurricanes.  Ringo's a good sort, but why can't they just go along.  Haven't they been getting success just as they are.  What does that old ponce, George Martin know about a good solid rock and roll beat?

Still, there's only one thing to be done about Cyn.  She'll have to be married.  John truly loves her and he won't just cast her aside like an old napkin.  Brian Epstein and his Aunt Mimi try to explain the alternatives to him, but he simply won't listen, as he never has, to those in positions of authority.

Ah, what the hell!  Let George and Paul have their way on the drummer change.  He can reluctantly bend on that point, like he already has on the stage suits and ties.  There is so much on his mind just now.  But he'll stand firm on Cyn.  He asks Brian to make the arrangements for a civil wedding ceremony - as soon as it can be arranged.

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