Friday, January 30, 2009

Lennon's Lost Weekend

Beginning in May 1973, John and Yoko separated for eighteen months at the suggestion of Yoko. In order to make sure that she could keep an eye on her husband, she also suggested that Lennon take her personal assistant, May Pang, with him. If Lennon was going to womanize, Yoko wanted it to be with someone loyal to herself--and someone she could trust. While Lennon and Pang lived together in Hollywood, Lennon began using drugs more frequently and engaged in public drunken behavior, even disrupting the Smothers Brothers nightclub act one evening. He hung around with a group of other rock celebrities who called themselves the Hollywood Vampires: Harry Nilsson, Mick Jagger, Mickey Dolenz (of the Monkeys), Ringo, and others. This period came to be known as Lennon's Lost Weekend. He reconciled with Yoko at the end the eighteen months.

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