August 23, 1962 - John Lennon marries Cynthia Powell

Aug 23, 2012

By AM740 Staff

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John Lennon marries Cynthia Powell, his first wife, at Mount Pleasant Register Office. In Shout!: The Beatles in Their Generation described the wedding as follows:

“It was the same place where, in 1938, his mother Julia had married Freddy Lennon, putting her occupation down as cinema usherette as a joke. As on that earlier occasion, no parents were present. Cynthia’s mother had come from Canada but had gone again; and Aunt Mimi could not bear to see history repeat itself so exactly. Cynthia was given away by her brother, Tony, and Brian Epstein- who had obtained the special marriage license-acted as John’s best man. With Insufficient money to buy herself a new wedding outfit, Cynthia went before the registrar wearing some of Astrid’s cast-off clothes. Paul and George were there also, ton between embarrassment and giggles. Much of the service was inaudible, owing to road drills. Afterward, in the pouring rain, they ran across the road for a chicken lunch at Reece’s restaurant. Since Reece’s had no alcohol license, the toast to the newlyweds was drunk with water.”

Their son Julian was born in the Spring of 1963.

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