An interview with a young John Lennon from 1968 has surfaced and is being published by an English weekly magazine called The New Statesman. Parts are available online, the rest is in the paper edition only.
In December of 1968, Maurice Hindle and his friend Daniel Wiles met John Lennon (1940-1980) and his then new girlfriend Yoko Ono for an interview that was never published. That is, up until now.
Readers may remember or know that 1968 was a rather violent year filled with the spirit of revolution, especially in Paris, France and across Europe. It was also the year that Lennon published his song Revolution, in which he clearly stated he was against any kind of destruction and violence. The movement didn’t like that, and Lennon got a lot of flak, being accused of having sold out.
The fact his marriage had been terminated because of his adultery, and because he was busted for drugs, it suddenly seemed all media had turned against him.
The interview addresses all these topics, yet Lennon also talks about his relationship with the Rolling Stones, which seems to have been much better than is previously assumed.
You’ll find another excerpt here.