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Dr. Winston O’Boogie was one of the pseudonyms used occasionally by John Lennon. It appeared on some of his own albums as well as those of other artists, like Elton John.

Inside Lennon’s ‘Mind Games’ album there’s a quote attributed to Dr. Winston O’Boogie: “Madness is the first sign of dandruff”

Cynthia and John LennonJohn Lennon was the first Beatle to marry when he wed Cynthia Powell on August 23, 1962, at the Mount Pleasant Register office in Liverpool. They decided to marry after finding out Cynthia was pregnant with Julian. For a while, John hid the fact that he was married and had a child, fearing there might be a backlash from female fans knowing their idol was “taken.” As it turns out, when his status as a family man was revealed it didn’t affect his popularity with fans.

John and Cynthia would later divorce in 1968.

John Lennon on the first cover of Rolling StoneJohn Lennon was the first person to appear on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. Issue RS 1, dated November 9, 1967, features a film still of John from the Richard Lester film ‘How I Won the War’. In the photo, he’s wearing the military outfit and glasses of the character he played in the movie, Musketeer Gripweed. In the issue, Lennon is interviewed about the filming of ‘How I Won the War’.

Related post on BeatlesLane.com: The Beatles on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine

Ramones - Rock-n-Roll Radio mentions John LennonThe Ramones song “Do You Remember Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio?” mentions John Lennon in the line “Will you remember Jerry Lee, John Lennon, T. Rex and OI Moulty?.” Also mentioned in the lyrics are Ed Sullivan, Murray the K, and Alan Freed.

The song came out during the last year of John Lennon’s lifetime. It was recorded in 1979, and released on the Ramones’ End of the Century album on February 4, 1980. Like a few of Lennon’s albums, End of the Century was produced by Phil Spector.

With the lyrics; “We need change and we need it fast, before rock’s just part of the past, ’cause lately it all sounds the same to me”, the song claims that rock and roll needs change if it’s to survive.