This site uses cookies: Find out more.

Opening information

The Beatles Story, Fab4 Cafes and Fab4 Stores are open from Monday 20th July. We are asking visitors to prebook their tickets in advance of their visit. Find out more information by clicking the link below.

Further information
This site uses cookies: Find out more.

Opening information

The Beatles Story, Fab4 Cafes and Fab4 Stores are open from Monday 20th July. We are asking visitors to prebook their tickets in advance of their visit. Find out more information by clicking the link below.

Further information
Buy Tickets
01st April, 2016

Memorabilia: The Cynthia Lennon drawings

It’s been a year since Cynthia Lennon, the first wife of Liverpool musician John Lennon and mother to their son Julian, passed away aged 75.

Cynthia grew up in Hoylake, on the Wirral in North West England with her parents and two elder brothers.

 

Picture: Cynthia and son Julian in 2009.

After winning a drawing competition in the Liverpool Echo newspaper at age 11, Cynthia’s confidence in her artistic talent grew and she joined the Junior Art School.

She later enrolled at the Liverpool College of Art; where, in calligraphy class she met John Lennon.

The couple married just before Beatlemania transformed her husband into one of the most famous men in the world.

When performing in Hamburg with The Beatles, Cynthia would rent John’s bedroom from his aunt Mimi. The couple were married on 23 August 1962 at the Mount Pleasant register office in Liverpool.

At the height of The Beatles' early success she was, at the insistence of the band's management, kept in the background so their legions of female fans were not aware of her existence.

She stayed at home bringing up Julian while the Fab Four toured the world and topped the charts.

Originally published as part of her 1978 autobiography ‘A Twist of Lennon’, these pen and ink humorous creations illustrate memories Cynthia shared with John Lennon and The Beatles.

 

Picture: A drawing by Cynthia captioned "My Gaad' did you ever see anyone as ugly as that 'Ringo'?".

‘A Twist of Lennon’ is her account of sharing in the frenzy and stardom of the Beatle experience.

Cynthia’s drawings have a permanent position in the solo rooms at The Beatles Story's Main Exhibition.

See the drawings and many other great items of memorabilia only at The Beatles Story, Liverpool. 

No comments exist

Subscribe for General Information

Subscribe for Educations

Subscribe for Travel Trade

Subscribe for Press

Something About Mona
18th March, 2020

Something About Mona

Today marks 58 years since The Beatles’ 32nd performance at the Casbah Coffee Club on 18th March, 1962. Mona Best was the owner of the famous Casbah Coffee Club and her story is one that arguably shaped the history of The Beatles and their path
Beatles In India: the road to Rishikesh
22nd April, 2017

Beatles In India: the road to Rishikesh

In 2018 it will be the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ visit to Rishikesh in India, where they stayed, discovered meditation and wrote 48 songs which were included in the ‘White Album’, ‘Abbey Road’ and ‘Let i
'I Me Mine' by Jackie Spencer - #LetItBe50
06th May, 2020

'I Me Mine' by Jackie Spencer - #LetItBe50

'I Me Mine' by George was sadly the final new song recorded by The Beatles, and even then, only three of them. George described it as a heavy waltz, and the original rehearsals in January 1969 feature footage of John & Yoko waltzing away
SIGN UP

Sign up to our e-newsletter for the latest news, offers and updates.

Great Date Guide North West      Great Date Guide North West       

 

The Beatles Story - Britannia Vaults - Albert Dock - Liverpool - L3 4AD

 

This Website Was Designed By ALT Agency Birmingham