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John Lennon Talks About Music, Money, Marriage, and Fame

Loraine Alterman, Viva, March 1975

ONE OF John Lennon's friends, Elton John, spends $5,000 for a pair of sunglasses and buys his manager a yacht for a birthday present. Another friend, Mick Jagger, makes the best-dressed list and fills the pages of Women's Wear Daily by gliding in limos from chic party to chic party to chic party. But Lennon is most likely to be home in his three-room Manhattan apartment where he could be reading a book about the Crusades or flicking channels on his TV pausing for a good look at the make-up on Planet of the Apes, a view of bikini-clad lovelies on an adventure show, or a portion of the evening news.

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